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Donavon Russell Carlson, 91, of McKinney, Texas passed away the morning of November 16, 2019. He was born in Newton, Iowa on December 27, 1927 to Andrew "Leroy" and Mildred Ramsey Carlson. Donavon entered the United States Navy in February of 1954 and worked as a military stock clerk. He served his country until 1965. Upon returning home Donavon worked as a storekeeper for John Deer Tractor Company.

Donavon is survived by his children; Leroy Carlson of McKinney, Texas, Joanna (Chuck) Howell of Oelwein, Iowa, Sheryl (Dennis) Finley of Adamsville, Tennessee, and Judy (Tim) Harris of Adamsville, Tennessee, Grandchildren; Mari Sue, Christina, Kris, Corey, Crystal, Kelly, Anthony, Nikki, Jonathan, Joey, Justin, Calli, and Maylee, 21 Great-Grandchildren, and 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

Donavon is preceded by Parents; Andrew "Leroy" and Mildred, his Wife Eldora Carlson, Siblings; Mae Joens, Ronald Carlson, Bob Carlson, and Lewis Carlson, and a Grandson Joshua Finley.