Mr. John Templeton “Pop” Donaldson, Sr., age 87, of Vine Grove, KY, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, KY. He was born September 19, 1932, the son of Robert and Emma Templeton Donaldson. Pop was a long time member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Otter Creek Lodge #67.

Pop was preceded in death by his loving wife, Brenda Sue Donaldson; a son, Jamie Donaldson; and his granddaughter, Chelsea Stinnett. He is survived by four children, John T. (Shelly Seurynck) Donaldson, Jr., Jane E. (Kurt Marshaus) Donaldson, Mike Wise and Cassie (Ricky) Ashbaugh; five grandchildren, Elizabeth and Christine Donaldson, Nick and Corey Stinnett, and Jordan Wise; his brother, Doug Donaldson; and several nieces and nephews.

In honoring Pop’s wishes, his family has chosen cremation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hager Funeral Home in Brandenburg. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus of Central Kentucky, or to and VFW Post or F.O.P Lodge of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at

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