Dr. Colonel Donivan Bessinger
October 15, 1936 - October 13, 2021
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown Chapel
639 N Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
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Saturday 10/23, 1:30 pm

Dr. Colonel Donivan “Don” Bessinger, 84, husband of the late Jane Prevost Bessinger, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Born in Pleasureville, KY, he was the son of the late Colonel and Martha Cauthen Bessinger, Sr.. He is survived by two sons, Marshall Donivan “Don” Bessinger and Michael Prevost Bessinger;a brother, Marshall Lee (Louise) Bessinger;…

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GCMSA left a message on November 7, 2021:
The Greenville County Medical Society Alliance was very saddened to hear of Dr. Bessinger's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Dr. and Mrs. T.Wayne McDonald left a message on October 21, 2021:
We are most sorry to learn of Dr. Bessinger’s death. A donation in his memory has been made to the Greenville Free Medical Clinic. Dr.and Mrs. T. Wayne McDonald
Ed & Cindy Rawlins left a message on October 20, 2021:
Dearest Ann, we are sorry to learn of Donnie's passing and have you, Sarah, and your entire family in our prayers. May sweet Holy Spirit wrap loving arms around each and bring His comfort through this grief and loss. His presence is surrounding you and will carry you through this difficult time. We love you.
Laura Lane Bender left a message on October 20, 2021:
My sympathy is extended to your family at the loss of your dad, a very brilliant, kind, and self-effacing surgeon. I worked for him as a RN during the time of your mom’s death and “house sat” while the family was away for her service. His technical skills were par excellence and the visual result of his breast surgery was unsurpassed. I once asked if he’d considered doing augmentations and his response was that he wanted to use his gift to save lives and not for cosmetic enhancement. I retired to live aboard our trawler and cruise full time. He said his dream had always been to do the same aboard a Nordic Tug. I’m sorry that he never got to do that. Know that my thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.
Lillian O'Keeffe left a message on October 20, 2021:
Don & Michael so sorry for your great loss. Hopefully, fond memories of your dad will help you both through this hard time. He truly was a gentleman. May he RIP
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Ruth and Otto M. Ilg left a message on October 19, 2021:
Our deepest condolences for your immense loss. Ruth and Otto
Kathleen Jennings left a message on October 16, 2021:
Sending sympathy on this great loss. Praying for comfort.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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