Don and his wife Sue purchased the Vest Funeral Home in 1969. He graduated from St. James Catholic High School in Chester, PA in 1954 and then completed one year at Pennsylvania Military College. Don then attended the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis, Indiana, graduating in 1957 as a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. For ten years he managed the Feeney-Kirby Mortuary on Meridian Street, a subsidiary of Flanner & Buchanan Mortuaries in Indianapolis. After serving the citizens of Scott County in many capacities and operating the funeral home in Scottsburg, Don died on March 1, 2009. He made a lasting mark on the people of Scott County and his influence continues to guide his wife, sons and staff on the operation of the firm. His wife Sue continues to be very active in the business.