Donald Lee Mediate was born April 30, 1949, in Terre Haute, to Arigo Mediate and Elizabeth Pigur Mediate. He died in Terre Haute, March 23, 2017.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by and will be deeply mourned by his devoted partner of 27 years, Sherry Benefield; his sister, Kimberly Mediate; his lifelong friends, Bill Cobb (Atlanta), Sherry Dailey, and Kenny Stanfil; special friends, Brenda Williams, Sally Sudbrink, and Lois Hollingsworth; and his caring relatives, Stella Zucher and Martha and Frank Mediate
Don attended Garfield High School, where he was a champion debater, and Indiana State University, where he was vice president of the Student Government Association. He moved to Arizona where he founded and owned Pest Stop, a business he maintained after his return to Terre Haute.
Don loved music and all animals. He will be greatly missed by his loving and generous canine companion, Bubba.
Don asked to be cremated and for no memorial service to be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Terre Haute Humane Society. Online condolences can be made at:
Published on  March 29, 2017