Donald Cloud Jr.

December 7, 1973 - January 29, 2022
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Donald Ray Cloud Jr, 48, passed away on January 29, 2022. He is survived by his wife Antoinette and son Donovan. Don was a US Navy Veteran and served as an Aviation Ordinance man aboard the USS Tripoli (LPH-10). He was funny and could laugh at himself and with you. He made people feel comfortableContinue Reading

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Christina Schnaith left a message on February 10, 2022:
When I first started as a clerk with the SOS, Don was the manager over the clerks and examiners. He was the one who offered me a chance to become a part of this agency and I will be forever thankful. I remember walking into the interview and seeing this wide shouldered, bald, beardy man and being very intimated at first. But after starting the job that intimidation quickly melted away because Don, despite his appearance, was a big teddy bear. I will continually look back on the 10+ years I worked alongside him with so much fondness and love for him as a once boss, turned coworker, turned friend. He taught me so many things over the years, both personally and professionally and I am so grateful for the time I was able to share with him. Don, I will miss you so much but I know you are happy and healthy now, and we will meet again.
Doreen Fuery left a message on February 10, 2022:
Dearest Don, you were one in a million. I will miss your unmistakable laugh and your stories making their way around the office. You loved a good bon fire as much as I do, and I will always think of you each time Tom and I light ours out back. You knew how to rock a tam like no other. I pulled out my dad's tam for the first time in decades and plan on wearing it, if only for a minute, tonight as we gather to celebrate you. To Tonie and Donovan, please know that any friend of Don's is a friend of yours, and we feel the weight of your loss. Sweet Don, til we meet again, may the free chicken wings and beer flow from above. Cheers, my friend.
Mel Hull left a message on February 10, 2022:
Don is an amazing guy. He is the guy that makes everyone laugh and feel comfortable at a party. I think a lot of people are going to come forward and say that Don was their best friend because he makes everyone feel that way. During the time that we have known Don, he has helped us endlessly with changing tires in the rain, mowing our lawn when my husband was in the hospital, taking my husband to work countless times when his car wouldn't start even though he lived nowhere near us, taking my husband to the airport... the list goes on and is a little embarrassing that he did that much for us. But he was always glad to do it and showed up with a grin and a bad joke. The sense of loss is deep. Don is family.
Rick left a message on February 7, 2022:
Well my friend, never saw this one coming. What can you say about a guy who was pretty much the second coming of George Bailey. Always a joke to share or a hand to lend when times got hard. Going to miss our many conversations about every and any subject under the sun and our times out at the range. I will never forget how you volunteered to come "rescue" me when I was in Virginia and how you were one of the first to contact me after hearing of my daughter's death. You were much more than an office pal, you were a dear and much appreciated friend. Tonie and Donovan, I know times ahead will be hard. Please know that every friend Don had is a friend to both of you. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I may be able to do during this heart breaking time. Rick
Jeremy Burton left a message on February 5, 2022:
I’ll always be grateful that I got to work with Don and be his neighbor. You couldn’t meet a kinder, gentler soul. He loved his wife and son fiercely, cared deeply for them. He’s gone too soon, but God always takes the good ones early. Don was the best of them. I’m so sorry he’s gone.
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Rachael E left a message on February 3, 2022:
It can be hard to go from being someone’s colleague to their boss, but Don made it easy. Going for that first coffee run without him was a tough band-aid to pull off. Though it was not in his job description, Don was one of the office’s unofficial bouncers and I think he secretly loved getting to flex that skill. One day at the close of business he was called up to our lobby to assist with a guest that, according to our clerks, refused to leave. Don came back from the lobby and reported that, I think to his dismay, the allegedly belligerent guest was a fragile, elderly man. I’m sure he told that story differently to his pals to be more impressive, but the true version (or the truth as I know it) was funny enough for me. I’m not sure Don meant for Bigfoot to be such a part of his legacy, but I certainly will always think of him when I see a reference. Their legacies will both live forever :)
Debbie & Kenny Matkins left a message on February 3, 2022:
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Debbie & Kenny Matkins left a message on February 3, 2022:
Don was a part of our family, Good friend to my kids, and like a son to my husband and myself. He will not be forgotten, memories of him will always fill our hearts. He is missed be us all! My family are blessed to have had him a part of our lives. I pray for comfort for his family.
Debbie Schlotman left a message on February 3, 2022:
Don, was a fun person to work with. He loved to make jokes. If he saw you was having a down moment he would crack a joke and make you laugh. Sorry for your loss. Sending Prayers ???
Valerie White left a message on February 3, 2022:
It was a joy to work for Don. I found him to be a great and very supportive boss. Although it has been over ten years since I retired, my memories of Don remain. I know to all who knew him he will be missed. My sincere condolences to his family.
Valerie White left a message on February 3, 2022:
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Laura Lee Cary left a message on February 3, 2022:
Very sad to hear of Donnie passing. Sorry I will always call him that. I have known him since I was a kid. We were neighbors and grew up together as friends too. His mom Gloria even babysat me when I was young. Although I haven't seen him in the last few years you never forget the neighborhood kids you grew up with. He has always been such a great and funny guy. I'm with him on that whole bigfoot thing too! He will be truly missed and I'm sending out love, hugs and prayers to all of his family and friends!
Judy Smith left a message on February 3, 2022:
I was so, so sorry to hear of Don's passing. I worked for the Secretary of State's Office but didn't work with him directly. But you didn't have to to know and love him. He was a person who could make you laugh when you were at your lowest. I'm sure he will be missed immensely at the office. Toine and Donovan, my heart breaks for you both! May God give you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow!
Nancy Morris left a message on February 3, 2022:
Don was my fellow agency shipmate. We loved to exchange stories and laugh at each others recollections. The funniest stories, I have of Don was this year at the state fair. We all know his conspiracy theories and he was convinced someone was out to get him with the new Secretary, as he claimed someone stole his red t shirt. He wore a different red shirt and we were all teasing him about he really worked at Target on the side. Also, during one of the days at the fair, a couple of examiners dared me to go touch his beard. And not wanting to turn down a date, I went over and said Hey Don, don’t tell HR on me, and proceeded to touch his beard. He looked at me rather confused and after everyone started laughing, I said sorry I was dared. He then just started laughing with all of us. What I wouldn’t give to hear that laugh again! Don was one of the good ones and a deep hole will be left for all who knew and loved him. Toine and Donovan, you will be in our thoughts and prayers! And I pray that you find peace in knowing how much we all loved him and thank you for sharing him with us!
Ashley (Humphries) Fox left a message on February 3, 2022:
The best memory I have with Don is when we went shopping before the NOTFEA conference in Indianapolis back in 2014. We had to go shopping for some key items for the hospitality room. We had a long list, and Don was acting like his usual self. I was getting irritated with him because he pretended to throw a bottle of wine at me to catch. When he did, I said, “Would you stoop fooling around??” Then I went to pick up a bottle, and I put it right in the front part of the cart (you know, where kids sit and are supposed to put their legs). It dropped through and shattered on the ground! I thought I’d never hear the end of it! What I wouldn’t do to hear him laugh at me again. I pray the comfort and peace of Jesus will fill you, Toine and Donovan. Much love!
Jim left a message on February 2, 2022:
My heart breaks for the loss of my friend. My condolences to Tonie and Donovan. I have no words. Just sadness. Jim Bartnik.
Julie McIntyre left a message on February 2, 2022:
We are shocked to hear this news. We are so very sorry for your loss. With our deepest Condolences, Kevin, Julie, Samuel, and Paul McIntyre
Viera Ellinger left a message on February 2, 2022:
Our family is so sorry for the lost of your beloved husband and father. The few times we met when I dog sat for all of you, he was always warm and friendly. Praying for you durning this very difficult time.
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