Donald Eugene Gasaway was born on January 1, 1937 in Springfield, Missouri and was welcomed into his heavenly home on March 21, 2012. Don is survived by his wife of 53 years, Georgann Simpson Gasaway and two children, Scott Eugene and his wife, Lisa and their two children, Katie and Ryan Gasaway and Patricia Lynn and her husband, Tony and her four children, John Thomas, Michael, Rachel and Carli. Don had two passions in his life other than his family - the Law and Officiating. He attended the University of Tulsa and received degrees in Journalism and Law. Throughout his 28 year career of practicing as a defense lawyer, he argued successfully before the United States Supreme court three times and served as the President of the First Amendment Lawyers Association. Don's 50 year officiating career included referring high school, college, and professional football. He was one of a few chosen to work in the United States Football League and the World Football league. Highlights of his career was working the Blue Bonnet Bowl and the Peach Bowl. During the later part of his life he worked the Arena!! leagues first championship game.