Donald W. Eliason, 86, member of St. John’s Baptist Church

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Donald W. Eliason, 86, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

Mr. Eliason was born in Wilmington, Del. the son of the late William T. and Lillian Cullen Eliason.

He was a Korean War Veteran and a member of St. John’s Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. Mr. Eliason worked at Tidewater Oil Refinery in Delaware City, Del., and then was self-employed. Mr. Eliason was a member of KWVA and several other service organizations in Delaware, Maryland, and Tennessee.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Clare Gramelspacher; brother, William Eliason; sister-in-law, Margaretta Eliason.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Vera Carroll Eliason; daughter, Ruth Sisk and husband Bart of Germantown, Tenn.; sons, Bruce Eliason and wife Karen of Troy, Ohio, William Eliason and wife Jennifer of Vero Beach, Fla., and Keith Eliason and wife Susan of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Roland and wife Jershua, Matthew, Taylor, Connor, Sarah, and Sean Eliason.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Feb. 17, 2017, Veteran’s Cemetery in Millsboro, Del. with Pastor Leroy Jones officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions be made to St. John’s Baptist Church, Building Fund, 2300 Holland Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23453.

Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Princess Anne Chapel assisting the family. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.