Erskine G. “Don” Donald, a longtime historian and previous commissioner for the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission, died Aug. 10. He was 83.
Donald studied aerospace engineering at the University of Alabama and worked for NASA for 30 years. At the time of his death, he worked as a realtor for Great Southern Land Company.
In addition to his work with the ABHC, Donald served as deacon chairman at Bethsaida Baptist Church in Furman and was instrumental in moving the first home of The Alabama Baptist to the church grounds in 2022 for preservation as part of the Furman National Historic District.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Charles; three sons; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.