Remembering Donnie Bain Clary

Dear Brunswick County,

I'm not going to comment on how hot it has been because it's summer. Nor am I going to comment on how much some rain is needed for the gardens and farms because dry times happen. I'm not even going to mention the Japanese Beetles because I'm too busy collecting them off the grape vines and the blackberry plants in a losing battle.

I will mention that every citizen of Brunswick County has great looking lawns (as long as they are mowing them every week) whether or not they put down fertilizer and seed in the fall and spring.

And, I will mention that Brunswick County has lost another of its good-hearted, quietly serving men last month.

I have known Donnie Bain Clary since the week I moved here in 1984. As most of you know, Donnie's wife, Kay, has worked as my dental assistant for the last 34.3 years. As a result, I have had the privilege of watching the two of them raise their children and then love their grandchildren. I have known of their joys and sorrows, their good days and bad.

Because Kay was comfortable sharing all the details, I have had a front row seat to watch/hear as Mr. Clary led football teams, taught at Brunswick High, dealt with administrations, labored as Assistant Principal, handled discipline problems, and tried to keep the football field looking nice.

To read the entire column pick up the July 11, 2018 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.