Donald (Donnie) Scofield Jr., 64, of Walton passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 1, 2021.
Born on July 13, 1957, in Walton, he was the son of the late Donald and Myra Scofield. He married his high school sweetheart, Cathy Gregory in 1977. They were happily married for 44 years. They have spent those years enjoying life to its fullest.
After graduating from Walton Central School, Don spent many years as a dairy farmer. He then became an electrician working for Taggart Electric before joining the IBEW Local 325 out of Binghamton, which he retired from recently.
Don enjoyed working on his farm tractors, camping, woodworking, bowling, and spending time with his family and friends; in particular, road trips and “MacGyvering” with his brother Tim. He was well known for being the life of the party and enjoyed a good prank – pulled by him or on him. Don liked taking road trips down unknown roads exploring all that he could find. He treasured being a papa and taking his grandkids on mule rides. Don’s quick wit and love for his family will be greatly missed. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Cathy; children Marie (Sarah), Jason (Becky), and Eric (Meghan); grandchildren Alexa, Madison, Logan, Noah, Paisley, and Blake; mother, Myra (Higley Scofield); siblings Tim, Carl, Rhonda, and Raymond; father-in-law Carl Gregory; aunts, uncles, brother and sister in-laws, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Don was predeceased by his father, Donald, mother-in-law Janet Gregory, and sister-in-law JoAnn Scofield.
Calling hours to which relatives and friends are invited to attend will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 4-7 P.M. at Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton. A graveside service to celebrate Don’s life will take place on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Walton Cemetery, 55 Fancher Avenue, Walton with Pastor Larry Light officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating in Don’s memory to Delaware County 4-H Teen Council, 34570 State Highway 10 Suite 2, Hamden, NY 13782 or to the Walton Central School FFA Chapter, 47-49 Stockton Avenue, Walton, NY 13856.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of peace and comfort for Don’s family, please visit his online tribute at www.courtneyfh.com