Don Floyd Self


Don Floyd Self, 87, of Nashville, passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, Omis Floyd and Oza Mae Vanatta Self, siblings; Ethel Driver, Bob “Robbie” Self, and Ann Garrison. Don is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Winfree Self, children; Melanie (Billy) Hendrix, Lori Morrison, Donna (Ken) McDaniel, Stephanie (Marvin) Turner, Joey Self, and Marissa Binkley. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, sister, Dorothy Wilson, brother, Jerry (Gail) Self, “Jax” and many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

Don was born on November 7, 1933 in Alexandria, Tennessee. He is a United States Army veteran and served in Korea during the Korean War. He retired as a foreman with Morrison-Knudsen Company, Inc. and was a member of Laborer’s International Union of North America Local Union 386. Don was a longtime member of the Emmanuel Church in Donelson, Tennessee. He enjoyed fishing, traveling to Gatlinburg, and watching sports, particularly Tennessee Volunteers and Titans football. Don was a good cook and his family enjoyed his special soup and apple cake. He loved getting together on Sunday with his family.

A celebration of life service for Don will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home, 353 East Main Street in Hendersonville on Tuesday, June 8th at 12:00 PM. A gathering for family and friends will be from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Burial will follow with Military Honors at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

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