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James Donald Munroe, Sr.

June 15, 1944 February 1, 2022
James Donald Munroe, Sr.
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James (Don) Donald Munroe, Sr., 77, died peacefully after a battle with Covid-Pneumonia in Tallahassee, Fl. on February 1, 2022. He was known to many as Don, Nimmie, Nimmie Non , or Papa. Don was born on June 15, 1944 in Quincy, FL to the late Mark Welch Munroe, Jr. and Ruth Bailey Munroe. Don was preceded in death by his devoted and beloved wife of 35 years, Lynn (Phillips) Munroe.
Don attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College prior to working for the Department of Revenue for the State of Florida.
He married Jane Ann Tuten of Bristol, Georgia and they settled in Tallahassee, Fl. where they worked for The State of Florida and started their family with the birth of their daughter Lynn Wilson and their son James (Jimmy) Donald Munroe, Jr. They later moved to Quincy where he was employed with The Quincy State Bank for 15 years.
He later went to work at Mays-Munroe for his brother Ray and his wife Peggy Munroe. Don loved people from all walks of life and never met a stranger. While employed at Mays- Munroe, he married school teacher Lynn Phillips in 1983. She was the love of his life and they took great joy in their lives together, going on many fun trips and having great adventures. They spent much time at Bald Point where they enjoyed bird watching, photography, and mingling with their friends. She died in January 2018 and we take comfort knowing they are joyfully joined in heaven.
Don took great pride in his Scottish Munroe heritage and did much research on it, including a trip to North Carolina just 2 weeks before he died. He had a quick wit, loved a joke and never met a stranger. He enjoyed gardening, racing homing pigeons, FSU football, collecting local antique memorabilia, and spending time with friends, family and grandchildren.
He is survived by his two children, Lynn Munroe Walker (Charles), James (Jimmy) D. Munroe, Jr and grandchildren, Patrick and Matthew Walker, and Bailey and Riley Munroe. He is also survived by sisters Ruth B Taylor and Marion (Tee) Hinson (Wilson), sisters-in-law Peggy Munroe and Dee Phillips Tallman and brothers-in-law Francis Nicoll and Walter (Bud) Phillips. He also had many nieces and nephews, including the ones he worked with in the family business, Mark Munroe, Mike Munroe and Meghan Lisson. His siblings who predeceased him were Mary R. Nicoll, Mark W. Munroe, III, Ray B. Munroe, Sr and Ellen Youngblood.
He developed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) 10 years ago and Dr. Paresh Patel’s search and administration of many new treatments greatly extended the quality and length of his life. In the end, Covid overcame all efforts. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation where 100% of donations go to essential non-medical living expenses for cancer patients. Their website is
Services will held on Friday February 11, 2022 at 3:00 PM at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, FL., (850) 627-7677, is in charge of arrangements.
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