Donald A. Elzey, accomplished drummer

August 20, 2014

Donald A. Elzey, 74, of Laurel, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Donald was born in Cambridge, Md. to the late Emerson Elzey and E. Louise Bentley of Millsboro. He had also lived in Delmar, Dagsboro, and Annapolis, Md.

Donald retired from Sam's Club after 17 years of service. He was also an accomplished drummer playing with numerous bands across Delmarva, most recently playing for Almost Country. Known to many as "Sticks," he was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast, and enjoyed his trucks and motorcycles. In his early years, he enjoyed many sports, especially bowling, softball and baseball. Even though he stuttered his words, he was quite the jokester, and could often be found at the Laurel Truck Stop with his friends.

He enjoyed American Legion Post 19 and hanging out with all walks of life. He could make any one smile and never meet a stranger. Cherished family memories include his enjoyment of cleaning his truck and motorcycle, and making the chrome shine. Donald was also a member of Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel.

Mr. Elzey is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sherry Elzey, of Laurel; son Marvin Williams and wife Katherine of Laurel; daughters, Christine Wootten and Gene Solenberger of Seaford, and Donna Elzey of Millsboro; his brother, Ralph Bentley of Georgia; and a sister, Harlene Riddle and husband Glenn of Millsboro; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews also survive him. He was preceded in death by his father and a daughter, Penny Jones; and a brother, Bobbie Bentley.

A funeral service will be held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home Laurel, Saturday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. A viewing will also be held from noon to 2 p.m. The Rev. Roland Tice will officiate. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery.