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“Tammy I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a good person and so are you. You and your family will be in my prayers. He will always be with you...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Maria Lloyd Brewer Brewer - LA

“There are never the "Right" words to say. Condolences,Loss? Your family is in my prayers. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Kimberly Hunt Hunt - Augusta, GA

“Our hearts are broken at the loss of Donald. We have many memories mine, growing up with Donald and my mom (Nell Davidge ) having Ms Cat as a...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Debbie Davidge Jiron - Natalbany, LA

“Love and prayers for your family. We are broken hearted for your loss. ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: Audrey Carrier - Amite, LA

“An amazing man, gone much too soon. Our heartfelt condolences to each of you. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Ruth and Les Troxclair - AR

“Prayers for your family. Stormy & Denise Lee ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Denise Lee - Hammond, LA

“We are very sorry for your loss of Donald. We know you will see him again. Lots of love & prayers for you all! ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Jack Barber - Greenwell Spriings, LA

“Condolences from our family. I will miss him. ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Bryan Neal - Loranger, LA

“Prayers are with your family. May God comfort and give you all strength and peace. ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Rachel Campagna - Loranger, LA

“Tammy and kidsMy continue prayers and thoughts and my deepest sympathies. Tammy Donald was your soulmate. He had the charisma with that smile and his...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Donnie Nwal - Atlanta, GA

“Mrs. Tammy, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Heather Richoux - Independence,, LA

“Tammy, I am so sorry to hear about Donald! He was a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Debbie Gulotta Ferrara - Hammond, LA

“Being around Donald was always a fun and happy encounter. I will miss seeing Donald and Tammy at our EMS Conference. Donald always made it an...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: David Marcus - Family Friend

“Our hearts and prayers are with the family. We were cousins and always enjoyed the laughter and fun when we went to Uncle Moe and Aunt Catherine's...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Donna Townzen Mansell - Rogers, AR

“I don't really have words to express the deep sorrow we feel. I do know that we have lost a great man. I wish we could be there for the service but...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Carol Ann and Chuck Hill - AK

“Oh Tammy, I was so sorry to hear this news. John thought so much of him. We can't make it to the services because John is now in hospice care.Our...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Donna Hayden - Hammond, LA

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. We are praying for your family . ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Marty and Tammy Hemric

“Dear Tammy, Praying for God to comfort you and the children. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Dewana Hemric Fulk

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all. God blessed all who new him! ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Butch Carrone - Tickfaw, LA

“Fun times at HHS. You are loved by many and will be miss, but go rest high on that mountain; we will take it from here. Thoughts and prayers to you,...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Gina Taylor - Paxton, IL - Friend

“So sorry to hear about Donald spent many hours with him and Ronald while working with Weyerhaeuser. Great man and friend. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Marhie Duckworth - Columbus, MS

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Donald Ray Scafidel passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 62. He was born on Saturday, February 7, 1959 in Covington, Louisiana. He is the son of the late Cathleen and Elmore Scafidel. He was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana.

One of Donald's greatest joys was serving the community though the Natalbany Volunteer Fire Department (NVFD) which he joined when he was 16 years old. Donald was an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a valued Charter Member of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club. Donald became Fire Chief of NVFD in January of 2021 after serving as Assistant Fire Chief for 29 years.

In addition to living a life of service to his community, Donald was a Maintenance Supervisor at Weyerhaeuser for 41 years. He was the epitome of a "jack of all trades." Anyone who knows Donald knows he loved sitting on the front porch of his camp. But, most of all, Donald loved spending time with his family.

Donald is survived by his wife of 41 years, Tammy Scafidel; children, Lacey Russell (Zack), Krista Neal (Ryan), Kyle Scafidel, and Logan Scafidel; grandchild, Riggins Russell; sister, Wanda Klahorst (Jeff); identical twin brother, Ronald Scafidel (Monica); many nieces, nephews, and other family members; and his beloved dog, Cooper.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elmore Scafidel and his mother, Cathleen Mount Scafidel.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Boulevard, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Sunday, October 10, 2021, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The visitation will continue at the funeral home the following day, Monday, October 11, 2021, beginning at 9:00 AM until the funeral service begins at 11:00 AM.

Interment will follow in Briar Patch Cemetery, Loranger, Louisiana.

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