Celebrating the life of

Don Edward Reinke

June 13, 1949 - August 11, 2022

Don Edward Reinke

Mr. Don Edward Reinke, age 73, died on Thursday August 11, 2022, at Memorial Health University Medical Center. The Kansas City, Missouri native was the son of the late Paul Reinke and Mary Drake Reinke. Mr. Reinke lived in Knoxville for 25 years before moving to Savannah in the 90’s. He pursued several different business ventures before finding his true passion, to preserve the historic integrity of the many Victorian homes in Savannah. Don restored and revived much of the historic districts in Savannah bringing a positive change to the area.  Don enjoyed cooking and spending quality time with his friends and family, fishing, boating, wood working, and reading scripture. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister Janet M. Beattie.

Surviving is his wife of 28 years Laura L. Reinke, his son Drake Reinke and a daughter Liliana Reinke all of Savannah.

A visitation will be held on Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors Island Chapel, followed by a funeral service in the chapel at 5:00 p.m.

A private interment will be held on Tuesday in Greenwich Cemetery.

Friends may sign the online register book at

Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements. 



Our deepest sympathy in this difficult time. May God bring you comfort and peace.

- AMX Family , Ashford, AL

Blessings and peace to the Reinke Family, deepest condolences.

- McLean, Greensboro, nc

Drake, as you and your family celebrate the life of Mr. Don, please know that we are praying for each of you.

- Daniel Adams and Family, Dothan, AL

So very sorry for your loss-you are all in my prayers.

- Stacy, High Point, North Carolina

Drake--I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family!!!

- Jayme Becker, boerne , TX

Laura I am so sorry to hear the passing of Don my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

- Karen Williams, Savannah, GA

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our heart breaks for you and your family, Laura. We remember Don as such a kind, fun- loving man. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you. Sending you love and praying for your peace and comfort.

- Doug & Jenny Miedaner, Knoxville, Tn

Our family sends our deepest sympathy for you and your family. We loved Don since we meet him in 2second grade ,he was like family thru the years. We always stayed in touch.He was like a big brother to us. Such a sweet, talented ,loving man who's heart was full of live for the Lord Jesus. May he be in the arms of our Lord and may he eternally rest in peace. You will be missed big brother we love you forever.God be with your family. The Sanders and Sterbenz Family

- Debbie Sanders (Sterbenz), Prairie Village, Kansas

Don was a special friend , a brother in Christ. I know he’s elated getting to meet his Savior face to face. Love to you and your children.

- Genell Crawford , Knoxville , TN

I am very sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathy.

- Chris Gamble, Yamato-Shi, Japan

We wish you peace and comfort at this time.

- Dawn, Katie and Anne Kalish, Sav, GA

Laura, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in the prayers for you and your family from all who share in your sorrow.

- Tinka Pace, Savannah, GA

Don’s new boat conked out in the middle of the IntraCoastal; right in front of a barge and tug. We all came through OK! His first step in becoming a true waterman. Condolences to the family.

- Alan Mitchell, Savannah, GA

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. I, donna, have such wonderful memories of times spent with Don here in Knoxville where he first showed an interest in restoring Victorian homes. Savannah was definitely the place for him to follow his dreams and meet the love of his life and build a wonderful family. I wonder if he will now begin creating those beautiful mansions in heaven that Jesus said He would be preparing for us. We are so sorry for your loss. Don will surely be missed by many.

- Ed and donna Guion, Knoxville, TN

I know what you all are going through, and I wish I could take away your pain. In a bit of time, you will come to have good memories and a smile to soften the harshness of what has happened. Sharon

- Sharon Logan, Tybee Island, GA

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Deepest sympathy to your family.

- Katherine D Garlington, Savannah, GA

Drake and family we are so sorry for your loss . Please know that we have you in our prayers. Drake, i know that your father was very proud of you as we all are. Much love, the Stramms

- steve stramm and poll;y stramm, Savannah, Georgia

Stan and I send prayers for the entire family. Blessings and peace for you.

- Janna Martin, Savannah, Georgia

Reinke family, sorry for your loss. Try and remember the good memories in this difficult time.

- Cole Huiet, Atlanta, GA

Laura, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. May God’s arms hold you and your beautiful children and comfort you all with his love! We love you, the Radach family.

- Angela Radach , Savannah , Ga

We are so sorry for your loss. May Don rest in peace for eternity.

- Debbie and John Hosey, Savannah, GA

Don was a great guy and I appreciated his friendship through the years. Condolences to the family. Philip Fritts

- Fritts, Savannah , GA

We are so very sorry to hear about Don. Please know we are thinking of you all and sending you much love.

- The Greco Family, Savannah, GA

Laura, we were shocked and saddened by the news of Don’s death. As we have shared this sad news with our neighbors from the old days they too are shocked and saddened but quickly have a story about Don and his unique personality. He was a fun guy, a good neighbor, a great friend and a fellow pioneer in Fourth &Gill. Our love and sympathy, prayers and best wishes for you and the kids at this time.

- Melynda and Bob Whetsel, Knoxville , TN

Dear Laura & children, Alan & I were so saddened by the passing of Don. He was so instrumental in helping me & my children start over after my divorce. Alan & I will celebrate our 28th anniversary in November. I don’t know what we would have done without him. He was a generous, kind & very creative man & I know you & your family will always be proud of that. Our deepest condolences, we have so many happy memories from living on Luttrell. If you ever want to reach out, my cell number is : 865-567-9287. I could share stories that will make you smile!

- Rebecca & Alan Williams, Knoxville, TN

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel