Donald "Hawg" R. Behel

August 14, 1943 ~ August 12, 2019 (age 75)


Donald “Hawg” Rowland Behel, 75, of Florence, passed away August 12, 2019 at North Alabama Medical Center. Mr. Behel was retired from Bellsouth. He served as a Deacon at Glendale Church of Christ and a member of “The Hood” at Lindsey Creek.


Visitation will be Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 11-1:30 p.m. at Greenview Funeral Home. The memorial service will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Ben Siegel will be officiating.


Donnie was preceded in death by son, Timothy Paul; parents, Rowland A. Behel and Vera Idelle Rickard Behel; a brother, Carrol Behel, a niece, Becky Smith and a nephew, Richard Smith.


He is survived by wife, Carolyn Smith Behel; son, Tim Behel (Cheloe); daughters, Melissa “Missy” Terry (Corey) and Brandi Hardin (Chris); brother, D.C. “Jim” Behel (Gail); sisters, Joyce Miller and Delinda Redding (Barry); grandchildren, Justin and Emma Rickard, Sawyer and Dakota Behel, and Colton and Charley Hardin; great grandchild, Noah Rickard; nephew, David Smith.


In lieu of flowers please donate to the North Alabama Children’s Home.


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August 15, 2019

11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Greenview Funeral Home
3657 Old Chisholm Road
Florence, AL 35633

Funeral Service
August 15, 2019

1:30 PM
Greenview Memorial Chapel
3657 Old Chisholm Road
Florence, AL 35630

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