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Donald L. Packer, Jr., 74 of High Springs, Florida, passed away Saturday, Feb. 27 at his residence. He was a 25 year member of the Knights of Columbus Council 13037. He was also a 50 year Master Mason member in the High Springs Lodge #137 F. & A.M.

Mr. Packer moved to High springs in July 1977 from Cleveland, Ohio. He was a graduate of R.B. Chamberlain High School, Class of 1961.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald L. Packer, Sr. and Betty E. Packer, and a son, Donald L. Packer III. Survivors include his wife, Mary Packer of High Springs; two sons, Brian (Anita) Kappele of Jacksonville, Florida and Chris (Denise) Kapplele of Chesapeake, Virginia; three daughters, Kelly Kappele, Debbie (Richard) Sutton of Jacksonville, and Susie (James) Sutton of Webster, Florida; one sister, Sandra Hensley of Hollywood, California; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 10:30 a.m. at St. Madeleine Catholic Church, High Springs, Florida, celebrated by Father Sebastian K. George. The family will receive guests prior to the funeral mass at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2 also at St. Madeleine Catholic Church. 

Arrangements are under the care of Evans Carter Funeral Home, High Springs, FL,386-454-2444.