​Donald Eugene “Short Round” Safrit,



Donald Eugene “Short Round” Safrit, 65, of Salisbury, passed away at his residence on Sunday, October 1st, 2017. Donald was born on June 9th, 1952 in Cabarrus County, NC to his late parents Fred Armond Safrit and Dorothy Campbell Safrit.
Don served as a Drill Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp and was a veteran of the Vietnam war. He retired as a Staff Sergeant. He was the owner/ operator of Safrit Body Rap, a local Go Kart business.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Debra Safrit, father Fred Safrit and mother Dorothy C. Safrit.
He loved his grandkids, his tigers and his Go-Kart business. He loved being a Marine.
Left to cherish his memory are his two daughters Donna Nave (Bob) of China Grove and Angela Kyles of Faith, NC, three sisters Jackie Wyrick of Salisbury, NC, Sue Blake (Tony) of Concord, NC, Sherry Lewis (Al) of Locust, NC, three grandsons D.J. Safrit, Pvt. Zackary Nave, Seth Nave and one granddaughter Tiffany Mullis.
Memorial service will be at 3:00pm on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at his residence 2135 Jacob Bost Rd Salisbury, NC 28147.
Graveside Service will be at 1:00 pm on Monday, October 9th, 2017 at Salisbury National Cemetery 501 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury, NC 28144 with military honors will be accorded by the Lyerly Funeral Home Volunteer Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care.
Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Safrit family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.