Donald Lee Betts, 31, of Oberlin, died unexpectedly Tuesday, August 21, 2007, in New Russia Township. He was born in Germany and had been a resident of Oberlin since February of this year coming from Knoxville, Tenn.
Don was a graduate of Butler High School in Huntsville, Ala.
He was currently employed as a cook for the Oberlin Early Childhood Development Center. He had previously been employed by the Copper Cellar Restaurant in Knoxville.
In his free time he enjoyed working as a disc jockey and spending time with his children.
Mr. Betts is survived by his wife of three years, Nicole (nee Russo); son, River Kai Betts; and daughter, Sylvia Hernandez-Betts; father, Donald L. Hall of Henrietta Township; mother, Tina Jo Betts of Hunstville; step-father, John Betts also of Huntsville; brothers, William Betts of Va., and Joey Betts of Nashville; along with step-brothers.Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway, Lorain. Graveside services will be Monday at 9 a.m. in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, 44805 North Ridge Road, Amherst Township. Rev. John Slatcoff, permanent deacon, representing St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Elyria Township, will officiate.