February 6, 2014
Donald N. Geize Donald N. Geize “Big Daddy Don” born in Philadelphia, PA on 6 August 1928 passed away 2 February 2014 at the age of 85. When his National Guard unit mobilized he was stationed at Camp Atterbury Indiana. During visits to Indianapolis he met Alice who soon after became his wife. His Division was deployed to Germany and when discharged he returned to Indianapolis and was employed at the Chevrolet Truck and Body plant as an engineer. Alice and Don had two sons, Bill and Mark, that were born during their time in Indiana. In 1972 Alice and Don decided to move to the Daytona Beach area. They became the owners of a charter fishing boat out of Ponce Inlet, the Viking. A couple years later they sold the boat and bought the Swayback Inn in Tomoka Estates. Don particularly enjoyed the nights of live entertainment as he possessed a great singing voice and loved belting out “the good old country songs”. He was known for years to take the stage when asked at several local spots such as Fritze’s Old Timers, The Quarterdeck and the Ormond Eagles Aerie 3800 joining friends like Daddy Rabbit, Richard “C Note” Markley, Harmonica Dale, Gary Stewart, Danny King and many more. He was once humorously given the unofficial title of “Mayor of Tomoka Mistakes”. Don was preceded in death by his father Emil; mother Elma; wife Alice; son Mark; Sister Yvonne and his beloved pets Max, Kiki and Mr. Fries. Survivors include his son Bill; Brother Winston “Slug” (Clara) Geize; granddaughters Allison, Sandra and Jennafer; Great grandchildren Drayden, Elisa, Lyric and Anthony; nephews Bobby and Terry; daughter in law Janet, and dear friend of over 40 years Virginia Schuknecht. There will a scattering of his ashes along with his beloved pets in one of his favorite childhood locations at a later date. BTW- Slug as I made my last round over Daytona Beach before flying to the other side; I swooped down close to the Main Street Pier and there he was Ferdinand the Bull, guess I got the last word in on that after all. Memorial donations may be made to Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129. All arrangements are under the care of Heritage Funeral & Cremation Service, Port Orange, FL.
Donald N. Geize Donald N. Geize “Big Daddy Don” born in Philadelphia, PA on 6 August 1928 passed away 2 February 2014 at the age of 85. When his National Guard unit mobilized he was stationed at Camp Atterbury Indiana.  During... View Obituary & Service Information
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