OBITUARY

Samuel William Donald

March 21, 1934October 31, 2012

Samuel William Donald, 78, of Amarillo died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Park Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Bob Miller of South Georgia Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40.

Mr. Donald was born March 21, 1934, in Wheeling, W.Va., to Robert and Eleanor Donald. He joind the Air Force in 1954, serving in the Vietnam War, and was honorably discharged in 1978.

Mr. Donald married Mary Brown on Oct. 10, 1954, in Mclean. They moved to Amarillo in 1978, and he went to work for Trade Winds Aviation, where he worked for more than 20 years until his retirement.

He was a very devoted husband and father. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Mr. Donald was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Donald, in 2003; his parents; and a sister, Roberta Cunningham.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Donald of Amarillo; a son, Samuel William Donald Jr. of Irving; three daughters, Deborah Hitz of Wichita, Kan., Kathleen Escobedo of Irving and Sandra Keeble of Amarillo; a brother, Robert Thomas Donald of Saint Clairsville, Ohio; a sister, Jennie Belle Trout of Amarillo; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 3, 2012
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Samuel William Donald

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Sandra Keeble

November 5, 2012

Daddy I love you and miss you more than words can say. I have so many wonderful memories of all of us being together. We will be together again. Until then I will still be smiling about all of the jokes we shared and the wonderful moments we all shared with our wonderful Daddy.

November 3, 2012

We, Bob & Dee Donald, of St.Clairsville, Ohio, brother and sister-in-law, extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers. Mary, we always enjoyed our visits to Amarillo. You and Sam, Jennie and Wesley, and all of you, always took us around to see the great sights. We always had a great time, and enjoyed the bean soup, and all the favorite dishes our Mom always made for us growing up. I loved my brother, Sam,very much.

Pamela Patillo (Patton)

November 2, 2012

Until we meet again my precious grandfather. I love you and miss you.

Kathy Escobedo

November 2, 2012

Daddy, my sweet daddy, how much you meant to us ... my sweet father, your patience bewildered us through our childhood ... how could you be so strong? And now we kneel down praying you knew how much we love you and wait sorrowfully to see you again ...

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