The man. The myth. The legend.
Donald Eugene Causey, 69, of Savannah, GA rolled his Suzuki ’73 Water Buffalo two-wheeler through the pearly gates of Heaven on September 10, 2020 after his short battle with liver cancer.
Don devoted 35+ years to his career in Respiratory Therapy and Sleep Medicine until he retired from Costrini Sleep Services. He is responsible for implementing many innovative ideas such as bringing the hyperbaric chamber to Memorial Medical Center, participating in bilirubin studies and pioneering sleep studies/medicine with both Dr. Robert DiBenedetto and Dr. Anthony Costrini in the Savannah area.
One of Don’s biggest accomplishments was being a father. His children, Erin and Wes, called their dad a superhero, rockstar even, and now as adults, still see him that way. He was always there for them through their ups and downs, showed them how you can always learn something out of even the most challenging situations, and taught them to enjoy every moment life has to offer. One of his famous quotes, “Never let anger determine your actions”, can still be heard if you listen closely. One of the many Don Causey-isms.
In his spare time, he loved being a grandfather to his 3 grandchildren, Konnor, Kooper, and Kross. Albert Papastein, as the boys liked to call him, is remembered as always having tootsie pops and silly jokes.
Don’s passion involved playing guitar and music. He was a member of many bands over the years in and around the Savannah area to include “The Deap Blue”, winners of the first battle of the bands in Savannah, as well as the “Twilights” and the world renowned band “Smokin’ in Public” (just to name a few).
He leaves his 2 children, 3 grandsons, brother, Jimmy, 2 sisters, Barbara and Beth, nieces, nephews and countless other family members and friends to continue his legacy. In addition to Don, we would like to commemorate the 87 empty Folgers Coffee Containers, 32 cans of Chef Boyardee, 18 bugout bags and a multitudes of other random items that would have proved helpful in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
Don has been reunited with his father, James W. Causey, mother, Sara Yeargin Causey, granddaughter, Kaylee Mae Hinely and many other family and friends who have gone before him.
He is “…Finally feelin’ free ???? Singin’ Roll me away”
A Celebration of the life of Donald “Donnie” Causey will be held at Tom Triplett Park 1335 US 80, Pooler GA 31322 on October 9th at 6pm. He asks that you stop by (and/or comment below) to re-tell the stories he can no longer tell.Print This Obituary & Condolences