Visitation Information:

April 15th, 2019 at 04:00 PM - 06:10 PM
Memorial Park North Funeral Home Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501

Service Information:

April 15th, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Memorial Park North Funeral Home Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501

Mr. Don Phillip Satterfield, 60

Don Phillip Satterfield, age 60, lifelong resident of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019. 

Memorial services are scheduled for 6: p.m. Monday, April 15, 2019 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2019 prior to the service.

He was born February 28, 1959 and was the son of the late James and Belle Gilstrap Satterfield. He is also preceded in death by a nephew, Kevin Saye.
Don is survived by his sons, Dillon Satterfield and Dalton Satterfield; sisters and brothers-in-law, Charlotte and Freddie Saye of Gainesville, Marie and Noel Lee of Dahlonega, Shirley and Al Work of Berkeley Lake, Joyce and Roger Parrish of Gainesville and brother and sister-in-law Mike and Fay Satterfield of Hayesville, N.C.


Don was an accomplished sportsman at North Hall High School, playing both basketball and baseball. His love and dedication to the games excelled him to many sport achievements, awards and records that still stand today.

Don was also an avid hunter, which came naturally to him, as this was a family tradition. Don raised champion foxhounds, beagles and bird dogs bringing home hundreds of trophies from local, state and national competition events staged across the US.

Don was co-owner of Satterfield's Sporting Goods which brought him in contact with thousands of like-minded patrons. His natural instinct for sports and hunting forged trusting relationships and fostered lifetime friendships with many that visited the store.

Don had many talents. His best talent was honesty and his second-best talent was salesmanship. If you needed a car or truck there was only one person to see and that was Don Satterfield. Chances are almost everyone in North East Georgia either purchased a vehicle or knew someone who purchased a vehicle from Don.

Don was a true believer in Christ Our Lord. He practiced that in the way he treated others. He was always thoughtful, always polite, always generous, always humble and always gracious to those he loved. He never had a bad thing to say about those around him and he would never let you say anything bad about anybody either. 

Don's genuine quality was his friendship. He has many friends and for those who knew and understood him, they loved him for who and what he was. This itself is a true testament to his character, dedication, devotion and loyalty he exhibited to his friends.

Don's greatest joy in life was his son's Dalton and Dillion. His love for them had no bounds; his love for his family and friends was endless. His greatest hope was hope itself, hope in life, hope in faith of God, hope in family and hope in love.

As we sing in celebration of his life, our eyes may fill with tears, our hearts may fill with sorrow but our being overflows with joy knowing that my friend Don, your friend Don, our friend Don has ascended into the hands of the Father.

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial donations can be made to Waypoint Ministery c/o 129 Center Point Drive, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533.

Condolences 7
Mark and Susan Gittens 2019-04-13 13:40:10
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of grief. Don will be missed by many people.
Steve Palmer 2019-04-14 01:13:37
I am so sorry to hear this about Don. We have been friends since the 3rd grade. I remember Don coming to my birthday parties all the way back in elementary school at Riverbend. Went on to NHHS together. Later in life I'd see Don around. I bought a car for my daughter from Don. Treated me like a friend then too. I always loved his deep southern drawl. He will be missed.
Valerie Bennett 2019-04-14 20:15:39
My sincere condolences for his family in this very difficult time.
Cathy Highsmith-Robinson 2019-04-14 21:43:28
Prayers for the Satterfield family
Amy Clark 2019-04-15 11:12:45
Listening to Otis Redding, scratching lottery tickets and his dogs are a few memories of Don. My condolences to the family.
Vicki cox housley 2019-04-15 18:47:04
My prayers are with family.he was a great person.jyst foynd out of his passing.he will always be remembered.
janecochran chosewood 2019-04-17 14:20:57
Thoughts and prayers for the Satterfield family during this difficult time
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