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Dr. Donald Mack Gillette

June 24, 1949 - July 18, 2022

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Dr. Donald Mack Gillette (73) of Roanoke, Virginia, stepped into Glory on Monday, July 18, 2022.  A graduate of Gatlinburg Pittman High School, Donald proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps through two tours in Vietnam and various other deployments.

A devout Christ follower, Donald served his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in ministry for more than 49 years in various organizations and capacities.  His ministry spanned multiple countries including the United States and Nicaragua.  Dr. Gillette was the Founder and President of Because We Care Ministries whose primary mission was to evangelize the lost and witness through various relief ministries to the people of Nicaragua.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Stanley Gillette; his children Carl Gillette (Jeanene), Angela Key Krantz, Tina Gillette Stone (Steve) and Donald Casey Gillette (Christy); his grandchildren Zachary Gillette (Krystiona), Kaitlyn Pugh, Brett Stone (Amanda), Monica Gillette, Tyler Harris (McKayla), Laurel Gillette, Landis Gillette and Ava Cheri; his great-grandchildren Hunter Gillette, Karsyn Harris and Berkley Galaini; and his sisters Carla Monteer and Paula Edwards (Kim).

There are no services at this time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Because We Care Ministries (www.bwcm.org)

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.

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I attended Vacation Bible School at Don's church in the 1980's and worked for him in the 1990's. For lunch he would buy a loaf of bread, a pack of pickle loaf and jar of mayonnaise and we would eat that on the tailgate of his truck. Those small moments in time are so special. He was wonderful person and friend. I will remember him always. He will be waiting for us all in heaven. Carl and Casey you will be in our prayers.

Posted by Scott & Carrie Witt on July 21, 2022

So sorry for the loss of Casey’s father. Donald was a good person. He will be missed

Posted by Stephanie And Dale on July 19, 2022

Casey and family, please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your father. If we can help in any way, please don't hesitate to call. We will be thinking of you.

Posted by Marshall and Vickie Burley on July 19, 2022

Casey and family, please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your father. If we can help in any way, please don't hesitate to call. We will be thinking of you.

Posted by Marshall and Vickie Burley on July 19, 2022

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