Donald Steven Cone
Donald Steven Cone, of Lawrenceburg, TN, passed away peacefully at Vanderbilt Medical Center on Sunday August 7, 2022 surrounded by family and friends.
Steve was born in Madison, TN on October 31, 1951, the third son of his loving parents Doug and Jean Cone. He grew up in Lawrenceburg, TN and was a standout in sports early on, making All-Central Tennessee Conference offensive unit in 1970. He made his family proud when he was recruited as offensive lineman at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, where he also obtained a Bachelors degree in recreation. He had an extensive career in transportation, retiring as owner of Transouth Logistics. He always lived life to the fullest. He loved watching sports of all kinds, playing golf, and he always made sure everyone had a good time. He never met a stranger and was loved by many. He was especially adored by his children and grandchildren. Pawpaw cherished his grandchildren and never missed a ballgame, cheer event, or dance competition. He loved being with his family and friends and it was easy to feel loved when you were around him.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Donald Douglas Cone, Jean Gilliam Cone, Barbara Plunkett Cheatwood and Herbert Hoover Cheatwood; and brother-in-law: Herbert Jackson “Jackie” Cheatwood
He is survived by his wife, best friend, and childhood sweetheart: Donna Cheatwood Cone; children: Shane Cone (Christy) and Suzanne Cone Wendell (Austin); grandchildren: Caleb Cone (Kassity), Maddie Cone, Mary Ella Wendell, and Emmaline Wendell; brothers and sisters: Jim Cone (Diane), Mike Cone (Marion), Jeannie Cone Knott (Greg), Julie Cone Mink (Tom), Marty Cone (Jennifer), Jay Cheatwood (Carole); sister-in-law: Betsy Hale Cheatwood; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services for Donald Steven Cone were conducted at Loretto Memorial Chapel at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022 with Jeff Vanlandingham officiating. Loretto Memorial Chapel was in charge of all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to St. Jude’s or Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be offered by way of: www.lorettomemorialchapel.com.