Mr. Donald Idlette

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The funeral service for Mr. Howard Donald Idlette of Americus, GA will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:00 at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church. Burial will follow at the Mountain Creek A.M.E. Church Cemetery.

Howard Donald Idlette, son of the late Mrs. Annie Maude Idlette Caldwell, was born on October 2, 1952 in Americus, Georgia.  Donald grew up on the farm where he worked with his family. At an early age he joined the Mountain Creek African Methodist Episcopal Church.He was educated in the Sumter County School System and graduated from Union High School in 1972. Upon graduation, he started driving school buses and did not miss a day except for the flood of ‘94. His was also employed at Scott Bedding and McCurley's Service Station. He drove school buses for forty-two years and retired from the Sumter County School System Transportation Department in 2015. Manicuring and Landscaping his yard as well as auto mechanics were his hobbies. He worked hard and wanted the work he had done to speak for him. He was truly a no-nonsense man. He took great pride in his work, as both the bus and his yard were immaculate.He loved his wife, children and all his family members. He and Juanita reared Kadarious (grandchild) as their own. Howard passed on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. He was preceded in death by one brother James Hayward Idlette and a brother-in-law Aaron (Evelene) Baker.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 35 years, Juanita Baker Idlette of Americus, GA; two children: Jocelyn Renee (Broderick) Idlette-Waters of Tampa/Clearwater, FL and Christopher Reid Idlette of Americus, GA; siblings: Annie Louise (William) Gamble of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Shirley (Floyd) Toombs of Albany, GA, Hansford (Willie Ann) Idlette of Americus, GA, Marilyn Idlette Noble of Americus, GA and Richard Mark (Samantha) Idlette of Leesburg, GA; brothers-in-law: Alphonso (Tammy) Baker of Americus, GA and James (Earnestine) Baker of Augusta, GA; sister-in-law, Ella Ruth Dodson of Americus, GA; grandchildren: Kadarious J. Idlette and Amari T. Waters; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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