Oscar Donald “Don” Carlisle


July 4, 1941 – October 22, 2020

Oscar Donald “Don” Carlisle, 79, of Warrior, passed away at his home October 22, 2020.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Flora Belle Carlisle; wife, Lucy Norris Carlisle; and his sister, Murleen Carlisle Melvin.

Don is survived by his sons, Bryan Allen Carlisle (Debbie) and Terrel Don Carlisle (Sheree’); brothers, Douglas Carlisle (Joyce) and Benny Carlisle (Audrey); sister, Maverine Carlisle Straud (Wesly); grandson, Taylor Dalton Carlisle (Grace); granddaughters, Emily Carlisle Jaimes (Alex), Kate Carlisle, Madison Carlisle, Brianna Lane Carlisle, Karissa Carlisle and a host of nieces and nephews.

Don was a tough, extremely patriotic Southern gentleman. He loved our great Country. Don grew up farming with his family. They raised cotton and the food that they ate. He hunted, fished and was proud of the traditional values passed to him by his parents. Don graduated from Corner High School in 1959. He was blessed with exceptional athletic talent. He played baseball, but excelled at football and basketball. Don turned down scholarships from both Sanford and Jacksonville to marry and begin a family of his own with his beloved Lucy. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and friend. Don had a never say die, never quit, never give up or give in attitude. He believed you could overcome any obstacle with the support of your family and by the grace of God. Don wrote these words in 1959 “Time will tell how fertile is the earth and minds of men.”

Services will be held October, 26, 2020 at New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home. Chapel service will begin at 2 p.m. The family will receive guests for 2 hours prior to the service time. Burial will be in New Horizon Memorial Gardens. Bro. Charles Click officiating. 

New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora; 205-648-2323