Allison Braxton Brantley (Brant) Donalson

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Allison Braxton Brantley (Brant) Donalson of Clayton, Ga. passed away at home on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020.

Brant was born in Red Level, Ala. on Nov. 1, 1934. He graduated from Avondale High School in Avondale, Ga., and attended The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in July 1957. Mr. Donalson served in the Navy for four years, and was an instructor for the U.S. Supply Corps School in Athens, Ga. for 2 years. 

Brant was an engineer and an entrepreneur who spent the majority of his life and professional career in Fort Myers, Fla. During three decades as the owner and operator of Gator Utilities Service, Inc, he laid hundreds of miles of water and sewage lines throughout Lee County and southwest Florida. 

Mr. Donalson retired to the mountains of North Georgia and enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, solving puzzles, and spending time with family. He was a Bronze Life Master in the American Contact Bridge League. 

Brant is survived by his devoted wife, Susan Buckley Donalson. 

Brant was preceded in death by his father, Braxton Bragg Brantley; his mother, Mary Lee Catherine Barrow Donalson; step-father, Orvis Rhodes Donalson; and former wives, Betty Jean Dempsey (mother of daughter, Allise), and Joan “Jo” Holloway (mother of daughters, Kit, Debi and Traci); and his sister, Marilyn Donalson.

Mr. Donalson is survived by his four daughters: Jean Allise Whitworth (Red Level Ala.), Katherine (Kit) Whitten (Clayton Ga.), Deborah (Debi) Fielding (Clayton Ga.), and Traci Elaine Blankenship (St. Thomas V.I.); his two sisters Dianne Donalson and Sharron Leland; his five grandchildren (Aaron Whitworth, Emily Talley, Wade, Travis, and Casey Whitten), and two great grandchildren (Xavier Jay Whitten and Ada Liisa Jade Talley).

Due to Covid-19 challenges, details regarding Mr Donalson’s Memorial Service are undetermined.

The family would be pleased for any memorial donations in honor of Brant Donalson be directed to one of the following: or