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Donald Leroy Pigg

Donald Leroy Pigg, age 80 of Piedmont, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont. Donald was born July 16, 1940 in Patterson, Missouri, the son of Jesse N. Pigg and Alma (Marler) Pigg. A lifelong resident of Wayne county, Donald worked for 30 years for Worley Log & Lumber as a pallet maker. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Doris Williams.
Donald, AKA “Turkey Hunter or Governor”, was a legend in Wayne county for his hunting and fishing endeavors, which according to his good friend Lightening Barfield, these endeavors were mostly legal. His story telling was also legendary around Ricks Pawn Shop in Piedmont. Most of his stories have been validated as being at least partly true, the others questionable but entertaining. All that knew Donald and watched his gun trades loved to hear when buying-guns a little rough and when selling-guns like new with little wear and tear.
Turkey Hunter possessed something that drew people close. He was loved by the community. We all became part of his family. He loved to be surrounded by friends. He loved fish fries at Lightening’s. He loved Jesus Christ and accepted Him as Lord and Savior.
Surviving friends and family are Larry (Lightening) Barfield and his wife Nancy, Mutt Henson, Red Henson, Bill Turner, Mike Carson, Chad Sanders, Rick Thompson, Frank Stewart, Jack Street, Freddie Wright, Roger Percy, Frankie McAllister, Trapper Barfield, Jeff Cox, Wesley Crum, Lucas Crum and Coyote Hunters, Rick Orick, Jerry Stout, Gene Stout, Kenny Gates, Chief Sanders, the staff at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center, and several nieces, nephews and other friends.
Turkey Hunter will be missed here on earth, but we know we will see him again. Turkey Hunter wants us to have a fish fry for his friends and will be held later.
Good bye for now, our brother and friend.
Arrangements were under the direction of Morrison Funeral Chapel.

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