Donald L. Stivers, 60, of Taylorville went to be with the Lord at 1:45p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on September 20, 1959 in Beaufort, South Carolina, the son of Kenneth Leroy Stivers and Janet (Napier) Stivers. He married Deborah Fleming on October 14, 1991 in Taylorville and she preceded him in death on January 23, 2005. Don was a 1978 graduate of Stonington High School and later became the Police Chief of Stonington. He worked in automobile service for many years for Max Klemm as well at Trinity. Most recently he worked several years for MBM and was currently a manager at the Taylorville Wal-Mart. He was a member of the Stonington First Baptist Church and had a love for animals. Don’s life-long passion was cars. He thoroughly enjoyed all the cars he owned through the years and was known for the meticulous care he took of his vehicles. Don was loved people and never knew a stranger. More than anything, Don was devoted to his family.
He is survived by his mother: Jan Stivers-Pugh of Taylorville; sister: Penny Stivers of Decatur; sons: Brandon Boaden (Patrice) of Oregon and Bryce Boaden of Taylorville; 4 grandchildren; and special friend: Denise. He was preceded in death by his father, wife, grandparents, and uncles.
The funeral service for Mr. Stivers will be held at 10:00a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Tim Moats officiating. Burial will take place in the Old Stonington Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The Stivers family requests casual attire at the services and would like to thank the Taylorville Fire Department, Dunn’s Ambulance, Taylorville Memorial Hospital and St. John’s Hospital for the dedicated care they provided Don.
Memorials in Don’s honor may be made to the Christian County Animal Control or the Taylorville Food Pantry. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memories of Don, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.