Donald Ray Scafidel

  • Born: February 7, 1959
  • Died: October 7, 2021
  • Location: Hammond, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404
Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

Donald Ray Scafidel passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 62. He was born on Saturday, February 7, 1959 in Covington, Louisiana. He is the son of the late Cathleen and Elmore Scafidel. He was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana.

One of Donald's greatest joys was serving the community though the Natalbany Volunteer Fire Department (NVFD) which he joined when he was 16 years old. Donald was an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a valued Charter Member of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club. Donald became Fire Chief of NVFD in January of 2021 after serving as Assistant Fire Chief for 29 years.

In addition to living a life of service to his community, Donald was a Maintenance Supervisor at Weyerhaeuser for 41 years. He was the epitome of a "jack of all trades." Anyone who knows Donald knows he loved sitting on the front porch of his camp. But, most of all, Donald loved spending time with his family.

Donald is survived by his wife of 41 years, Tammy Scafidel; children, Lacey Russell (Zack), Krista Neal (Ryan), Kyle Scafidel, and Logan Scafidel; grandchild, Riggins Russell; sister, Wanda Klahorst (Jeff); identical twin brother, Ronald Scafidel (Monica); many nieces, nephews, and other family members; and his beloved dog, Cooper.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elmore Scafidel and his mother, Cathleen Mount Scafidel.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Boulevard, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Sunday, October 10, 2021, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The visitation will continue at the funeral home the following day, Monday, October 11, 2021, beginning at 9:00 AM until the funeral service begins at 11:00 AM.

Interment will follow in Briar Patch Cemetery, Loranger, Louisiana.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Tammy I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a good person and so are you. You and your family will be in my prayers. He will always be with you when you tuck him safely away in your heart. Keep your faith and stand strong.

Posted by Maria Lloyd Brewer Brewer - Tickfaw, LA - Classmate   October 11, 2021

There are never the "Right" words to say. Condolences,Loss? Your family is in my prayers.

Posted by Kimberly Hunt Hunt - Augusta, GA - Family   October 11, 2021

Our hearts are broken at the loss of Donald. We have many memories mine, growing up with Donald and my mom (Nell Davidge ) having Ms Cat as a beloved close friend for many many years, they were sisters.
Our prayers, thoughts and love go out to all the family.

Posted by Debbie Davidge Jiron - Natalbany, LA - Family Friend   October 11, 2021

Love and prayers for your family. We are broken hearted for your loss.

Posted by Audrey Carrier - Amite, LA - Friend   October 10, 2021

An amazing man, gone much too soon. Our heartfelt condolences to each of you.

Posted by Ruth and Les Troxclair - Greers Ferry, AR - Acquaintance   October 10, 2021

Prayers for your family.
Stormy & Denise Lee

Posted by Denise Lee - Hammond, LA   October 10, 2021

We are very sorry for your loss of Donald. We know you will see him again. Lots of love & prayers for you all!

Posted by Jack Barber - Greenwell Spriings, LA - Friend   October 10, 2021

Condolences from our family. I will miss him.

Posted by Bryan Neal - Loranger, LA - Family   October 10, 2021

Prayers are with your family. May God comfort and give you all strength and peace.

Posted by Rachel Campagna - Loranger, LA - Friend   October 10, 2021

Tammy and kids
My continue prayers and thoughts and my deepest sympathies. Tammy Donald was your soulmate. He had the charisma with that smile and his sincere character and always saying something nice and something that made a difference. Yes he was a outdoorsman and love everything there and was the example for all in everything he did He had the character to lead and be love by his fellow worker Tammy i remember when your was sweethearts your wedding etc. My sincere sympathies to Donald family and especially his brother Ronald

Sincerely and with much love

Posted by Donnie Nwal - Atlanta, GA - Family   October 10, 2021

Mrs. Tammy, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

Posted by Heather Richoux - Independence,, LA - Friend   October 10, 2021

Tammy, I am so sorry to hear about Donald! He was a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Debbie Gulotta Ferrara - Hammond, LA - Friend   October 10, 2021

Being around Donald was always a fun and happy encounter. I will miss seeing Donald and Tammy at our EMS Conference. Donald always made it an enjoyable time with his stories and humor and the smile that he had every time I saw him. Donald will be sorely missed by me and a multitude of our EMS family. Rest In Peace my EMS/Fire and Christian brother. David Marcus, Paramedic, Educator, Firefighter

Posted by David Marcus - Family Friend   October 10, 2021

Our hearts and prayers are with the family. We were cousins and always enjoyed the laughter and fun when we went to Uncle Moe and Aunt Catherine's house. I do wish we could come and give hugs to all.

Posted by Donna Townzen Mansell - Rogers, AR - Family   October 10, 2021

I don't really have words to express the deep sorrow we feel. I do know that we have lost a great man. I wish we could be there for the service but know that we are with all of you in our hearts,thoughts, and prayers.Take comfort in the knowledge that Donald will always be you.

All our love
Carol Ann and Chuck

Posted by Carol Ann and Chuck Hill - ANCHORAGE, AK - Family   October 09, 2021

Oh Tammy, I was so sorry to hear this news. John thought so much of him. We can't make it to the services because John is now in hospice care.
Our prayers are with you and your family. Love you

Posted by Donna Hayden - Hammond, LA - Friend   October 09, 2021

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. We are praying for your family .

Posted by Marty and Tammy Hemric    October 09, 2021

Dear Tammy,
Praying for God to comfort you and the children.

Posted by Dewana Hemric Fulk    October 09, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with all. God blessed all who new him!

Posted by Butch Carrone - Tickfaw, LA - Friend   October 09, 2021

Fun times at HHS. You are loved by many and will be miss, but go rest high on that mountain; we will take it from here. Thoughts and prayers to you, your family and friends.May God give them comfort, peace, and understanding during this difficult time.

Posted by Gina Taylor - Paxton, IL - Friend   October 09, 2021

So sorry to hear about Donald spent many hours with him and Ronald while working with Weyerhaeuser. Great man and friend.

Posted by Marhie Duckworth - Columbus, MS - Friend   October 09, 2021