Don Richard Dacus, 84, passed away peacefully in North Broward Hospital in Pompano Beach, FL, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, after a battle with cancer. His brother Dale was at his side.
Don was born Dec. 10, 1931 to Otto and Lucille Dacus in Memphis, Tenn. The family moved to Bryson City, NC in the late 1940s and Don completed high school there.
After high school, Don graduated college at Western Carolina University in 1954 and then served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957.