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April 15, 1930 – April 1, 2019
Donald Rowell, 88, passed away April 1, 2019 at his home in Speegleville, surrounded by a host of family members. A celebration of his life will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Southside Church of Christ with Bobby Driver officiating.
Donald was born in Durant, Okla., on April 15, 1930. His family moved to Ralls, Tex., where he attended school and was active in sports. He served in the Army in the Korean War. Donald married the love of his life, Carol Hall, on April 29, 1959. After spending time in Lubbock, he moved his family to Waco area in 1977. He retired from Forney Industries as Regional Manager after over 30 years. He was a member of Southside Church of Christ.
Donald was preceded in death by his mother, Lillie Garner; sister, Vada Taylor; half-brother, Carl Garner, and grand-daughter, Sharon McLean.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carol; children, Angela and husband Brad Tallman, Tanya and husband Dale Newnam, Dayne and wife, Anna Rowell, Don and wife, Terri Rowell; and half-brother, Wayne and wife, Donna Garner. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and four on the way.
The family would like to thank Dr. Van Wehmeyer and the staff of Baylor Scott & White Hospice for their support and care.
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