Donald G. ‘Don’ Yeaw, 57, he ’empowered, encouraged, enlightened’

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Donald G. 'Don' Yeaw
Donald G. ‘Don’ Yeaw

Donald “Don” G. Yeaw, 57, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in Williamsburg.

Don was preceded in death by his father, Truman “Butch” Yeaw. He is survived by his wife of 16 years Lisa Yeaw; sons, Wilken Michaels, Matthew Schultz, Chaz Schultz, Justin Rodgers and Phil Robinson; mother, Arlyne Yeaw; sisters; Tammy-Jean Bacala, Theresa Derting, Rhonda Aither and Jodi Hildreth; one grandchild, Thailand Baldwin; and brother of the heart Steve Edwards.

Don served our country in the United States Navy and was most recently an employee of the United Way of Greater Williamsburg. He was a longtime practitioner of martial arts and a holder of multiple black belts, as well as an instructor with Action Arts Academy USA and East Wind Academy in Virginia, and founder of Action Arts Academy New England. Don’s personal life goal was to positively impact the lives and hearts of a million people. Through community engagement, martial arts and laughter he empowered, encouraged and enlightened.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188; with a memorial service following at 1 p.m. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers please consider donation to The United Way of Greater Williamsburg or Action Arts Academy Scholarship, The Michael Fund, which was established to assist students in need (click here for more information).

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