4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, August 7, 2023
Day & Carter Mortuary
1133 Lincoln Ave.
Bedford, Indiana, United States
Obituary of Donald Edward Pavey
Bedford – Donald Edward Pavey, 78, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2023, at his residence, surrounded by his family. Born September 28, 1944, in Bedford, he was the son of Rosco James and Eula Belle (Hardwick) Pavey. He married Barbara Ann Boon on October 1, 1966, and she survives. He was a graduate of the Shawswick High School and a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the U.S. Navy. He retired from NSWC Crane as an ammunitions destroyer. He was a member and past president of the Jaycees where he was known as “Ole Dad” and played on several of their teams. He enjoyed softball, basketball, pitching horseshoes, bowling, and golf. He totally immersed himself in his children’s lives, attending all their basketball, softball, and volleyball games. He was a fantastic husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann, of Bedford; children, Donald Edward Pavey, II, (Sonia Silva), Trisha Belle Webber (Pam), DeAnna Lynn Venzke (Daniel); a brother, Rev. Carl E. Pavey (Dolly), a sister, Malinda Jane Adcock; grandchildren, Lynette Roach (Matt), Jessica Barrett (Tom), Ryan Walker (Hannah), Gavin Venzke, and Cade Venzke; great-grandchildren, Kelan Roach, Aurora Walker, Aiden Walker, and Savannah Barrett. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Wesley Charles and Rosco James Pavey, II. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 8th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, August 7th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the Cecil Martin Post #250 American Legion of Mitchell. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.