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Donald Ray Statum

February 26, 1949 ~ February 18, 2024

Born in: Starks, Louisiana
Resided in: Sulphur, Louisiana

Donald Ray Statum, 74, passed away in a local hospital with his loving wife by his side on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Donald liked hunting and fishing, especially when he went with his family members. He liked tinkering on things and repairing different items for family and friends. Donald was a prankster and loved telling a good joke. He worked for over 30 years at Waste Management/Chem Waste as a diesel mechanic and later as a Maintenance Supervisor. Donald loved his children and grandchildren. He loved spoiling his “fur babies” as well.

Those left to cherish Donald’s memory are his wife of 43 years, Anita Statum; his children, Wendy Bond (Jeremy), Marc Chaisson (Becki); grandchildren, Genna Brown, Grayson Bond; siblings, Will Statum (Rhonda), Ben Statum (Linda), George Statum (Jessie), Pete Statum (Carolyn), LeDona Shoemake (Tony); a cousin who was more like a brother, Boyd Schrader (Margaret).

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Lester “Pete” and Loretta Statum, and his brother, Shelton “Bill” Statum.

The family would like to thank the staff at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital, specifically the ICU, ER, and 2nd floor, and Dr. Gamborg and Dr. Lannan, for their care and support during this trying time.

Home going services for Donald will be held at Houston River Baptist Church on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 11 AM, with Pastor Lonnie Gothrup officiating. Burial will follow at Mimosa Pines Cemetery North. The family will receive family and friends at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, from 5 to 8 PM and will resume visitation on Thursday at Houston River Baptist Church from 9 AM until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to “Women on a Mission” at Houston River Baptist Church.

Services

Visitation: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson and Robison Funeral Home
107 W Napoleon St.
Sulphur, LA 70663


Visitation: Thursday, February 22, 2024
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Houston River Baptist Church
110 W. Houston River Road
Sulphur, LA 70663


Funeral Service: Thursday, February 22, 2024
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Houston River Baptist Church
110 W. Houston River Road
Sulphur, LA 70663


Burial: Thursday, February 22, 2024
12:30 pm

Mimosa Pines Cemetery North
Murano
Sulphur, LA 70663


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  1. Don was a good friend to Glen. They loved their “talks” on the phone. We are praying for the Lord’s comfort and peace for all of his family and friends.

    Love,
    Glen and Carla Friday

  2. Candle 5BYRON WILKINSON

    I AM SO SORRY FOR
    YOUR LOSS!! I NEVER MET DONALD BUT I HEARD WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUT HIM WORKING WITH ANITA. MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY!!

  3. Candle 2My heart is with you and all of your family during this time of loss and sorrow. Be strong and know you are loved and supported.

  4. ANITA, MY CONDOLENCESI TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I NEVER MET DONALD BUT HEARD ANITA SPEAK OF HIM OFTEN. MANY PRAYERS.

  5. Candle 1Don was a good individual. Our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Praying for you and your family.
    Sincerely,
    Ben & Christene Bourgeois

  6. Candle 3Anita,
    So sorry for your loss Dad and I will be prying for you and Wendy.
    And also your Family. Love Allison and Jay Bowdon


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