Donald was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. His parents were Billy C. Boyd and Marie (Alexander). Donald was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the US Army. He was a wonderful musician and loved playing his guitar. Donald shared a love of Disney World with his Dumpling Emma. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing with his dad. Donald was preceded in death by his parents; wife of almost 50 years, Sherry Lee Lawless; and brother, Chester “Buster” Lawless. He is survived by his daughter, Lori Fisher and husband Stephen; son, Michael Lawless and husband Brack; granddaughter, Emma; and nephew, Donnie Lawless, and many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am, Friday, January 24, 2020 at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church with burial to follow at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery.