Donald Ray Fuqua

donald fuqua

December 30, 1951 ~ June 1, 2024

Born in: Nashville, Tennessee
Resided in: Nashville/Bellevue, Tennessee

Donald Ray Fuqua- Age 72, of Nashville, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2024, at Alive Hospice.

He is preceded in by his father, Earl Fuqua and mother, Lillian Fuqua; his brother, Ronnie Brown.

Donald is survived by his wife of 53 years, Brenda Register Fuqua; son, Barry (Jennifer) Fuqua; daughter, Katrina (Danny) Woodard; he was lovingly known as G-Dad by his grandchildren, Daxton Woodard and Paizlee Woodard; brothers, Robert (Patrick) Fuqua; Kenneth Fuqua; Ronnie (Anita) Fuqua, and Tim (Lisa) Fuqua; sisters, Linda Ruff, Brenda Howell, and Lynn Lay; and a host of extended family members and friends.

He retired from the Metro Fire Department after 36 years of service. He enjoyed being thrifty and was known as the “coupon king”. He was an avid game show watcher. Donald loved to soak in the sun and enjoyed trips to the beach. He was known for being a great cook in the fire hall.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Kathleen, Nikki, and Pooh for their special care, kindness and love given to Donald and the entire family during this journey.

Visitation with the Fuqua family will be on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, from 2PM until 6PM. The funeral service will follow at 6PM, all at Western Hills Church, located at 7565 Charlotte Pike (Nashville Christian Campus) with Brother Hubert Cunningham officiating. Interment will take place on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at 11AM, at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Chapel Hill East)

Flowers will be accepted at the church on Tuesday after 12PM.

Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104 (615) 857-9955. We are proud to be West Nashville & Bellevue’s only locally owned and operated burial & cremation provider.


Visitation: June 4, 2024 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Western Hills Church
7565 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Funeral: June 4, 2024 6:00 pm

Western Hills Church
7565 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Burial: June 5, 2024 11:00 am

Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens
9090 Hwy 100
Nashville, TN 37221

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  1. We will miss you Donald. You were a good man. Love you RIP. ❤️❤️❤️🚒🙏🙏😥🧑‍🚒

  2. I am so truly sorry for your family’s loss. I’ve walked that road and it is not an easy one. You have Danny, Dax, and Paizlee to hold on to for strength, love and comfort and that will sustain you.

  3. Molisha I’ve known brother fuqua for he always had the good deals with the coupons. Every time we see each other we joke and laugh at each other also I looked at him like one of the cool uncle in the family. Brother fuqua may God bless your family ❤️🙏🏻🙌🏾🙏🏻🙏🏾🙌🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️

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