Donald W. Dupont
Donald W. Dupont
  • April 10, 1947 - November 17, 2017
  • Lithia, Florida

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Dupont, Donald (Don) W., of Lithia FL. passed away November 17, 2017 at Brandon Regional Hospital. He was 70 years old. He was born April 10th 1947 in Rockford, Illinois to Walter and Rose (Devine) Dupont. Don grew up in Rockford Ill., where he resided with his family. After graduating high school, he joined his father working as a high volt lineman. Don always enjoyed fishing, especially with friends and family. He also loved putting together puzzles and playing pinochle. Donald served 3 years (1967-69) in the United States Army with the Company E, 50th Infantry, (Long Range Patrol), 9th Infantry Division, in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal both with V Device for valor and heroism. Donald continued on in the military from 1973 until his retirement as sergeant first class in 1993. During this time he received many awards for his distinguished service. He received the Army Achievement Medal when he was selected as the 5th Signal Command Reenlistment NCO of the year for 1981-82. He also received the Army Commendation Medal for Recruiting in 1985. Whatever assignment he received, he put his heart and soul in it and performed accordingly. He was always one to lend a helping hand both in combat and his everyday life. Don loved his country and was loyal to those with whom he served. Their loyalty and support throughout the years meant a great deal to him. Don was lifetime member of the American Legion (Post 148), the VFW (Post 8108), AMVET and the DAV. He was also a member of the Egypt Shriners and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Donald is survived by his wife Dolores Jean Dupont, his two daughters Donna and Dolores Dupont, his grandson Matthew Dupont of Lithia FL, his four sisters Madeline Shebesta and Martha Dupont of California, Mary Carpenter of Nevada, and Monica Humphreys of Florida. The Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 1st 2017 from 5 - 9pm at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 2nd 2017 from 2 – 3pm at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home with Committal Service to follow from 3 – 3:30pm at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park. Special thanks to the Staff at Brandon Regional Hospital and Bloomingdale Medical Associates for all the care you gave him and to Amedisys Home Care for the support to him and his family. In lieu of flowers donations to the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust, American Legion, VFW or charity of your choosing would be appreciated.