Obituary for Donald Wayne Clary
Donald Wayne Clary, 60, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2022, at his home in Dublin after his years-long battle with a progressive neurological disease.
Don was born in September 1962 in Chase City, VA. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Hampden-Sydney College and his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, and he completed his residency at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in family medicine. He was a devoted, loving physician and a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.
Survivors include his loving wife of 28 years, Marie Barnes Clary; five children and their spouses: Jaime Barnes Graham and Jonathan, Robert Michael Barnes and LeAnn, Clayton Hollins Clary and Cassandra, Carolyn Elena Clary, and Donald Jacob Clary and Madeline; seven grandchildren: Blake, Kaitlyn, Cameron, Caleb, Annabelle, Elise, and Joy; four siblings and their spouses, Ronald Lee Clary, Jr., Thomas Ozlin Clary and Rhonda, Kenneth Eugene Clary and Amanda, and Carole Clary Griffin and Koy; as well as numerous other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald Lee Clary, Sr., and Carolyn Creedle Clary.
No funeral or service will be held in honor of his wishes. A celebration of life will be held with close family and friends at a later date.
The Clary family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com
November 9, 2022 @ 12:31 pm
What a fine man and gifted Physician. You will be well remembered my friend and your kindness and friendship will be sorely missed. Pest In Peace and prayers for your family !!
November 9, 2022 @ 1:10 pm
Doc was a wonderful doctor and a great friend. Rest In Peace.
November 9, 2022 @ 4:09 pm
He was an Angel here on earth! Prayers for his family!!! Again, he was an Angel here on earth!
November 9, 2022 @ 6:26 pm
Absolutely a wonderful person with a huge heart. He was a great doctor and was always there for all the first responders when we needed him even if we didn’t ask… He was also a great teacher and full of knowledge and willing to share even after he was diagnosed… He will be missed… Rest In Peace.
Roger and Linda Stilwell
November 9, 2022 @ 9:14 pm
Don was a fabulous doctor. He saved my life. He was a great neighbor and friend. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
November 10, 2022 @ 6:08 am
It is so sad to hear of his passing. I was very fortunate to have worked with him at the hospital as he was always compassionate and kind to everyone. He not only cared about the patient but he was kind and caring to the people he worked with. Don was always willing to teach and never failed to pat you on the back for encouragement or to let you know you did a good job. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
November 10, 2022 @ 2:26 pm
Dr. Clary was a wonderful man and a great friend. I loved working with him and he taught me so much about healthcare early in my career. My prayers for strength go up for his whole family. We lost a great man, but heaven gained a really witty Angel.
November 13, 2022 @ 1:35 pm
Dr Clary. was a great doctor and even greater friend. He will be sadly missed by a lot of people. Prayers to his family. Rest In Peace my friend.
November 17, 2022 @ 5:37 pm
Dr Clary was a fine physician and friend. In today’s hustle and bustle Dr’s have a tendency to rush through their patients. Donald Clary was NOT that kind of a physician. He cared immensely for his patients and gave them GENUINE care all the time. I was working with Don when he was diagnosed. Worked with him til he retired. Sometimes you just have the words to describe what’s in your heart for someone especially when it is temporarily broken. Dr.Clary WAS MY FRIEND and will NOT be forgotten!!
November 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Just heard about Dr Clary. I was working with him when he was diagnosed and until he retired . Sometimes you don’t know what to say or describe what your heart feels….especially since it’s temporarily broken. In today’s hustle and bustle Dr’s don’t seem to take the time with patients like they used to do and are supposed to do. Don Clary was a GENUINE MAN and Doctor
November 17, 2022 @ 6:04 pm
Patients would come through ER in distress or worry about their condition. Patients would want to know the Dr that night. It was with COMPLETE CONFIDENCE I would say Dr Clary…MANY MANY times their facial expression was of RELIEF!!! Dr Clary could converse with ANYONE and be RESPECTFUL at ALL TIMES
November 17, 2022 @ 6:52 pm
Dr.Clary was my friend . I was a RRT at SCCH and worked with Don from his first day til his last day there. He was the most Compassionate and Kind Dr I ever knew. He was GENUINE!! He could converse with ANYONE about ANYTHING!! MY FRIEND!!