January 10, 1949 – December 11, 2013
Obituaries » DONALD R. BETTIS
BETTIS, DONALD R., 64, of Randolph Center, died December 11, at his home after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was born January 10, 1949, in Randolph, the son of M. Grant and Ruth (Salter) Bettis. He graduated from Braintree-Randolph Union High School in 1967. He had lived most of his life in the Randolph area working in various warehouse management positions, including 15 years at Vermont Castings. Don married Kathy Trask on November 10, 2001, in Chesapeake, Va. They later settled in Hardwick, where they owned their own roofing business. Don enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, travelling, hunting, skiing, NASCAR racing, NHRA drag racing, and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Bettis of Randolph Center; daughters, Tammy Jo Abel and husband, Robert of New Port Richey, Fla., and Jennifer Bettis and partner, John Kinnarney of Tunbridge; stepsons, Shane Niles of Randolph Center and Dana Niles of Walpole, Mass.; brothers, Gary Bettis of Jacksonville, N.C. and John Bettis of Virginia Beach, Va.; mother-in-law, Jean Trask of Randolph Center; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews, and his extended NASCAR family.