James Eugene Donahue was weather forecaster
James Eugene Donahue, 75, of Vernon died at 1:25 a.m. Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.
Memorial services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Morris officiating. Friends may call at the church Friday from 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery and followed by luncheon and fellowship at the Vernon Baptist Church Family Life Center. Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services was entrusted with the arrangements.
Mr. Donahue worked as a Technician Weather Forecaster for the National Weather Service for 25 years. He served as a Weather Forecaster for the U. S. Air Force for 20 years and received the Bronze Star for merit during his tour in Vietnam in 1970-1971 and retired as a Master Sergeant in 1976. He was a member of Vernon Baptist Church and Danish Brotherhood Lodge #1 in Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Donahue enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
Born November 17, 1938 in Scottsburg, Mr. Donahue was the son of Charles Walter and Beatrice Ely Donahue. He married Aase Anderson on August 8, 1959 in Ramstein, Germany. She survives.
In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, James Donahue of Vernon and Robert Donahue of Terre Haute; brother, Charles (Shirley) Donahue of Columbus; and sister, Dorothy (Wayne) Spring-meyer of Greensburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials through the funeral home to Our Hospice of Jennings Co.