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Donald R. "Donnie" Moreland, 70, Tipton, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born May 3, 1947, in Indianapolis to Glover Sr. and Emogene (Fletcher) Moreland. He married Arlene (Parr) Moreland on Jan. 13, 1968. Together they raised two daughters, Dawn Moreland and Heather (Moreland) Plake, along with their granddaughter, Page Yancey.
Donnie was a 1966 graduate of Tipton High School in Tipton, Indiana. He worked at the Tipton Post Office before starting his trucking career of 43 years. He drove a semi-truck for McClain Trucking (14 years), Schneider National Inc. (26 years), and Dart Transit Co. (three years). He received the Two Million Safe Driving Miles Award and Ten Years Consecutive with No Accidents Award during his career at Schneider National. Donnie most recently semi-retired and started working for Total Seed Production in Tipton.
Donnie enjoyed going to basketball and softball games to support his granddaughters, attending livestock shows with Mackenzie and helping her take care of all of her animals. He also enjoyed spending time with family and helping others.
Donnie is survived by his wife, Arlene; a daughter, Heather Plake and husband Joe, Tipton; three sisters, Beverly Tony and Judith Rayle, both of Zephyrhills, Florida, Katherine Weismiller and husband John, Lafayette; two brothers, Glover "Butch" Moreland and wife Carolyn, Tipton, Max Moreland, Versailles; two granddaughters, Page Yancey and Mackenzie Plake; and several nieces and nephews.
Donnie was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Dawn Moreland; a sister, Shirley Rendour; his twin brother, Ronald Moreland; three brothers-in-law, Jim Rednour, George Toney, and Jim Rayle; and a sister-in-law, Carol Moreland.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, and one hour prior to services on Monday at Porter Funeral Home, Tipton. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 22, 2018, with Pastor Randy Carlisle officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in Donnie's name. Visit porterfh.com to leave an online condolence or share a private memory.
Published on January 19, 2018
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