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Donald Lloyd Morehead

August 12, 1940 — March 17, 2020

Donald L. Morehead

CARBONDALE – Donald “Don” Lloyd Morehead, 79, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Don was born on August 12, 1940 to Lloyd and Credie (Roberson) Morehead in Humboldt, Tennessee. He married Nancy Lee Conover on January 27, 1969 in Wheaton, Illinois.

Don is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Morehead; sons, David (Brenda) Morehead and Thomas Morehead; daughters, Jenny (Scott McGovney) Shakespeare and Kimberly (Bryan) Carlson; brothers, Derrell Morehead and Jerry Wayne (Fran) Morehead; sister, Sylvia Rose; grandchildren, Michael, Jay, Kaylee, and Reece; and great-grandchild, Olivia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Credie Morehead.

Don worked as a customer service manager for AT&T for thirty years until his retirement in 1989. Don was a member of Auroraland Archers and a 5 time national barebow archery champion. He loved spending time outdoors, especially hunting in Southern Illinois and fishing on Cedar Lake in Makanda. His fishing buddies and friends referred to him as the “Legend of the Lake”.

Memorials may be made in Don’s name to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale assisted the family with arrangements. To leave a story or memory of Don visit

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