Donald L. “Don” McCollum • February 19, 2021



Donald “Don” McCollum, at 94 years old, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 19, 2021. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends.
Don was born (June 30, 1926) and raised in Miami, Florida. At 17, after graduating from Miami High he entered the Navy and was a signalman during WWII. In 1948, he married Annabelle (Lones), his wife of 58 years. When they were first married they lived in Gainesville, Florida where Don attended the University of Florida. In 1958, Don, Annabelle and their two daughters moved from Miami to Jacksonville, Florida where they lived until moving to Pensacola in 1971.
Don was always a positive, happy, friendly (never met a stranger) person making the field of sales the perfect job for him. For many years he worked for Dunham & Smith, a military food broker. The last 8 years of his career he had his own business as an independent food broker, A&D sales, calling on military bases.
Don loved being active and enjoyed playing tennis and bowling. He bowled until he was in his 90’s. He was also always active in church, serving as a deacon and then an elder. He was a member of First Christian Church in Pensacola.
He was a loving and supportive father. Family meant everything to him.
Don is survived by his daughters, Janice McMillan and Donna Williams (Blake); his four grandchildren, Tiffany Hall (Bryan), Michael Zimmerman, David Zimmerman, Hayley Klees (Zach); and five great-grandchildren, Kennedy Hall, Brianna Zimmerman, Drew Zimmerman, Dylan Zimmerman, and Colton Klees.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annabelle; his parents, Jimmy and Lane (Robetson) McCollum; and his brother, Bob McCollum.
The funeral will be at First Christian Church on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 1:00PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Christian Church.

  1. William Upton says:

    Don was a good friend and mentor. Spent a lot of quality time with Don on the Bayview tennis courts. He will be missed.

  2. Tim Clarke says:

    Don is one our true hero’s, he was there when WWII ended; he will be missed. Don is one of the pillars of the church, truly showing the joy of Christ; he will be missed. Don is one of the “path keepers,” he maintained the path which Christ opened so that we who follow can see it easier; he will be missed.

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