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Donnie Michael Dees

June 20, 1949 ~ January 2, 2022 (age 72)


Donnie Michael Dees, 72, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Donnie retired from Cumberland County Schools and was a member of Northwood Temple.   Donnie is a graduate of 71st High School where he was a three sport letterman, earning All East Honors in football as a wide receiver. He attended Mars Hill College, received his B.A. Degree from Pembroke State University (now UNC-P), his M.Ed. from East Carolina University, and his Masters in Counseling from Campbell University. 

Donnie has been with Mid-South Sports, Inc. since its inception. Donnie served originally as a game site reporter, but soon took on the role of host of the highly acclaimed Friday Night Scoreboard. Under Donnie’s direction, the Friday Night Scoreboard has become THE authority for scores and highlights all across North Carolina, and has been adopted by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) as their official scoreboard. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, John B. & Louise Pope Dees and a sister, Grace Marie Dees Gabriele

He is survived by his wife, Jean West Dees and two sons, Michael S. Dees and Brandon S. Dees and wife Danielle and their sons Gabriel and Alexander.

A Public Viewing will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022 from 5pm to 8pm at Jernigan Warren Funeral Home.

A private burial will be held and a public memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Northwood Temple Food Bank  4250 Ramsey St., Fayetteville NC 28311

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Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, NC 28301

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January 7, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home
545 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301


Northwood Temple
4250 Ramsey St., Fayetteville NC 28311
Tel: 1-910-488-7474

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