Donald W. Oskins, 87, Clarksville

Donald W. Oskins, 87, of Clarksville, died Sunday (January 25) at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville. He was born in Huntingburg September 17, 1927, to Edward T. and Mabel M. (Werremeyer) Oskins. He married Virginia Lea Condict November 29, 1949, in the parsonage of the Huntingburg United Methodist Church.

Donald started working at Southern Railway at the age of 16 as a telegraph operator. When he became a train dispatcher in 1949 he was the youngest train dispatcher in the United States. He retired from Southern Railway in 1987 after 44 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia L. Oskins; three sons, Douglas J., Mark W., and Kim D. Oskins; three grandsons; and one great-grandson.

Graveside services at 2 p.m. (EST) Tuesday at Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg. Pastor Lee Campbell will officiate. Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared online at

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