Donald “Donnie” Lee Betts of Bridgeville, born the only child to the late Granville Betts, Jr. and Betty (Rogers) Betts, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Nov. 29, 2022.

Donnie graduated from Sussex Central High School in 1974. Donnie was also a student of Sussex Vocational and Technical High School’s masonry program. He worked as a brick mason for over 40 years. He retired from DelDOT as an Equipment Operator in December 2021. Donnie was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. His passion was deer hunting and at the time of his death still held first place on the Delaware top all time typical deer for Pope and Young. Donnie also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Donnie is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Linda (Johnson) Betts; son Michael L. Betts of Georgetown; daughter and son-in-law Laina Betts-Dunn and Michael Dunn of Laurel; grandsons Tyler Betts, Brandon Betts, and Logan Smith; granddaughter Savannah Massey; and two great-grandsons, Aiden Connelly and Cason Betts. 

Donnie was proceeded in death by both his parents and his grandson, Adam Connelly. 

Per Donnie’s wishes, no services will be held. Anyone that wishes, may make a contribution in Donnie’s memory to VITAS Community Connection at P.O. Box 645352, Cincinnati, OH 45264-5352 or online at

Arrangements in the care of Short Funeral Services in Georgetown.

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