Donald Paul “Don” Ireland was born on October 26, 1938, in Darlington, Missouri, to Orville J. and Loretta A. (Chapman) Ireland. Don attended Stanberry High School, and later earned his GED.
On August 13, 1961, Don married Linda Sullender, and they became parents of three sons. They later divorced. On Feb. 14, 1986, he married Patricia G. “Pat” French. She passed away in 2011. On March 21, 2013 he married Margaret Hardy, who survives of their Rock Port, Missouri, home.
Don served in the U.S. Air Force and in the Reserves. After the service he owned and operated Midland Insurance in Rock Port.
In addition to his wife, Pat, Don was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Marshall, Raymond, Charlie and Francis Whitmore; and grandson, Camden Ireland.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; sons, Vincent Ireland of Nebraska City, Nebraska, Logan (Pam) Ireland of Omaha, Nebraska, and Barry (Gemalyn) Ireland of Reno, Nevada; sisters-in-law, Frances Whitmore of St. Joseph, Missouri, and Johnnieve Whitmore of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, Ashley, Jessica, Aprille, Brylle, and Cyprille Ireland; great-grandchildren, Kael and Luca Ireland; and nieces and nephews.
Don was a member of the First Christian Church in Rock Port. He was a member of the Heart of America Carnival Glass Association, and a past member of the Million Dollar Roundtable.
Services with military rites were held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m., at the First Christian Church, Rock Port. A private family inurnment was held in McFall Cemetery, Gentry County, Missouri.
Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church Building Fund. Care entrusted to Chamberlain Funeral Home, Rock Port. Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainfuneral.com.