Donald Haight, Sr.

  • Born: September 19, 1934
  • Died: August 4, 2020
  • Location: Culpeper, Virginia

Ames Funeral Home

8914 Quarry Road
Manassas, VA 20110

Tel. (703) 368-2814

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

The Donald Haight Sr. family would like to ask that you NOT send flowers, but if you would like to send cards or an offering to the family please send them to Susie Haight P.O. box 22 Stevensburg Va. 22741. Thank you in advance for your well wishes.

Donald Haight, Sr., age 85 was born on September 19, 1934, in Washington, DC, to the late Floyd Sweet and Matilda Jane Haight. He peacefully departed this life on August 4, 2020, at the Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center. He possessed a warm, cordial, and welcoming personality which was witnessed by many.
Donald (Tootsie Roll) attended Louise Archer Elementary School in Fairfax, Virginia. He was one of 13 children: Margaret McCoy, Alice Hill, Audrey Palmer, George (Bubby), Floyd (Duke), William (Pappy), Dorothy (Tassie) Harris, Robert (Piggy), Russell (Hump), Louise (Lady Girl) Smith, Albert (Moody), and Richard. All his siblings except for Dorothy preceded him in death.
Later in life he was introduced to Susie E. Griffin of Manassas, Virginia and this introduction blossomed into love and resulted in marriage. He and the love of his life established a home and of this union one wonderful son, Donald (Donnie) Haight, Jr. was born.
Donald Sr. always was a hard worker and was employed with the Broad Street Motors Autobody and Paint Shop as well as by the Craftsman Autobody and Paint Shop in Falls Church Virginia.
Having an entrepreneurial spirit, Donald decided to move his family to Manassas, Virginia. Donald started his own business, Haight's Autobody Shop, located in Manassas, and years later he built his own shop at his home on Bethlehem Road Manassas.
He was a member of Dean Divers Baptist Church in Manassas, Virginia. Donald was a constantly active person who enjoyed the outdoors and loved going to auctions and flea markets. He enjoyed hunting deer, rabbit, goose, duck, and squirrels. Donald also enjoyed many types of fishing and was many times accompanied by his son, Donnie, and nephews: Anthony and Donald (Bo) Chandler.
He thoroughly enjoyed watching westerns and comic shows and was an avid visitor of tractor pulls and car shows which he attended with his son, Donnie, brother in-laws Jack and Harold Griffin, and his nephews.
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 66 years, Susie E. Haight, son Donald (Donnie) Haight, Jr., one sister Dorothy Harris of Vienna, VA, three sisters-in-law, Helen Haight of Falls Church, VA, Dorothy Williams, of Washington DC, Sylvia Price of Melbourne, FL, and one brother-in-law Harold Griffin Sr. of Woodbridge, VA. A host of other relatives, nieces, nephews, and friends.

The Donald Haight Sr. family would like to ask that you NOT send flowers, but if you would like to send cards or an offering to the family please send them to Susie Haight P.O. box 22 Stevensburg Va. 22741.
Thank you in advance for your well wishes.

The family of Donald Haight Sr.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Don, Its a sad time for many. You father was a neat guy and I enjoyed the time I was able to chat and spend with him. He was a lucky man to have a son like you and lord knows you are a lucky man to have a father like him. I know you have a lot of found memories to reflect back on as I have witnessed many in pitchers and the stories. He will live a long-long time in those stories and in you. Take care and also let your mom know many love her and are thinking about her and you all. Love you man!

Posted by James Chastine - Dawsonville, GA - Friend   August 16, 2020

Our hearts go out to the Haight family. Please accept our condolences in the loss of Mr. Haight. Sorrow endures for one night, but Joy comes in the morning. Nathan and Pearl Bush

Posted by Pearl Carter-Bush - Haymarket, VA - Friend   August 16, 2020


My heartfelt condolences to the Family. Rest Peacefully Uncle Donald. I will cherish my childhood memories of you. ~Beverly and Family

Posted by Beverly Barow - D.C., DC - Family   August 15, 2020

"This is not the ending, but rather the beginning of your eternal life. You will be greatly missed, and foever in our hearts. Love you dearest Uncle."

Posted by Mary Griffin - Phoenix, AZ - Family   August 15, 2020

Dear Family, May you find comfort in knowing you are not alone in your sorrow and cared for so much by many. Love Always, Mike & Diane Glover

Posted by Diane Glover - Fort Washington, MD - Family   August 15, 2020

Rest in peace Uncle Donald. My sincere condolences to the family.

Posted by Virginia Ruffner - Centreville, VA - Family   August 15, 2020

Rest in Paradise Uncle Donald, thank you for all you've done for our family. Never forgotten.

Posted by Vikki Griffin - Tucson, AZ - Family   August 15, 2020

Praying for you and your entire family

Posted by Carolyn Chandler - Family Friend   August 14, 2020

My prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Ethel Stevens - Alexandria, VA - Family Friend   August 14, 2020

I love you Don. You're a great example of your father and he is resting peacefully knowing he left such a great man behind.

Posted by Wendell Watson - New Ipswich, NH - Friend   August 13, 2020

Pops, I miss you already and enjoyed the many times I got to spend with you, Mom Haight, Uncle Harold, Uncle Jack and Donald. We laughed, talked, ate good food and had a lot of good discussions. Rest in peace and know that you will always be loved and missed by me and many. Kim M.

Posted by Kim Martin - Bristow, VA - Family Friend   August 12, 2020

Our prays to you and your family.

Love you,
Jay and Leta Ross

Posted by James Ross - Gainesville, VA - Family Friend   August 12, 2020

My prayers to the family, God bless.

Posted by Page Boone - Culpeper - Friend   August 11, 2020

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