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Donald B. Monson, 66, of St. Helena Island, South Carolina and husband of Hattie Monson, died Monday, July 29, 2019 at his residence.

Donald was born in Columbus, Georgia and was a son of Martha Frances Wilkinson and the late Charles B. Monson. He was raised in Miami, Florida and was a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Donald was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and was retired from Square D EC & M in 2015. He was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church, Eastover, South Carolina where he was a member of the choir. Donald was an inventive thinker having built an earth sheltered home and a large solar array in Columbia. Donald was very instrumental in helping pass a law where solar power could be sold back to the electric companies. He was a member of the Sierra Club and the Boy Scouts. He enjoyed boating, swimming, auto reconstruction, woodworking, traveling, backpacking, camping and kayaking.

Donald is survived by his wife of 43 years, his mother of Lady’s Island, South Carolina and a number of cousins.

No services are planned at this time.

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  1. Karen and Roy Smith says:

    Donald was such a wonderful man. We feel honored to have know him. Prayers for you Hattie. We know you will miss him deeply.

  2. Silvia and Roger Butler says:


    So sorry to hear about Donald. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Stephanie Butler Jackson says:

    I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Wanda Becknell says:

    So sorry to hear that Donald passed. Great guy.
    May God be with you during this time of grief

  5. Jimmie Ewing says:


    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My thoughts are with you.

    Jimmie Ewing

  6. Mark Donaldson says:

    I enjoy working beside Donald at SquareD. A great person. My condolences to the Family.
    Mark Donaldson, TN

  7. Pat Gaines says:

    Worked with Donald at Square D. He will be missed! Condolences to his family and friends.

  8. John Katzbeck says:

    Donald and I worked together at Square D. I remember him as someone who had a wide array of interests – including driving his Porsche!
    Donald was a good person and I will miss him. My best wishes for his family and friends.

  9. Bruce Holleman says:

    Enjoyed working and time with (The Mole Man)
    Condolences to his family

  10. George and Sally Inabinet says:

    Sally and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. I always enjoyed Don and you were one of my favorites. We had a lot of good times at McEntire. Times that we will always remember. We would like to send a memorial in memory of Don to a place of your choice. Send me an email and let me know where you would like it sent. We will be thinking of you and you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jaws and Sally

  11. Steve Van Valkenburgh says:

    There are no words adequate to express my sorrow at losing my life-long friend. Bruce as I knew him growing up and I were friends since I was in 3rd grade. We grew up together in the paradise of 1960s south Florida and lived to be on the water. Boy Scouts…choir…band…camping…we shared so many meaningful life experiences together. Hattie, I think you know how I feel about Bruce. I am so sorry Hattie. He was the older brother I never had. My heart is broken but I know we will we will see each other again someday. Rest easy my friend. I miss you so much…

    Steve and Kathy

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