Thursday, March 26, 2009

Gerald "Two Dog" Donnini, 56, died on Friday, March 20, 2009, in McDonald County.

He was born on March 6, 1953, in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., son of Michael and Ruth Donnini. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army for four years and was a life-long resident of Barry County. He was owner and operator of "Two Dog" Karaoke for 10 years. He was a charter member of the 7 Valleys Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse. He was currently serving as president of the 7 Valleys Chapter and was currently serving as State representative and state treasurer of the Missouri BACA organization.

He married Marcia Arndt on March 15, 1996, in Eureka Springs, Ark. She survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Jerry Donnini Jr., of Springfield; four daughters, Melissa Yonker and her husband, Richard, of Pierce City, Tracy Price, of Pierce City, Becky Vore and her partner, Larissa Latta, of Rogers, Ark., and Julie Gibson, of Cassville; nine grandchildren; one brother, James Donnini, of Cassville; three sisters, Mari Jo Pryor and her husband, Alvin, of Cassville, Melena Donnini, of Mt. Grove, and Leta Green and her husband, David, of Pierce City.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Billy Wayne Elrod and one son-in-law, Douglas Price.

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday). Words of comfort were spoken by Chad Bennett. Following the service, a procession of motorcycles proceeded to the IOOF Cemetery in Monett for burial with military honors. Memorials may be made to Marcia Donnini and entrusted to the White Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the White Funeral Home, Cassville.

Military Honors will be conducted by the Monett VFW Post #4207.