Donald Reed Case

December 3, 1940January 6, 2020

Donald Reed Case passed away on January 6, 2020, after he lost his fight with cancer. Donald, who also went by the name “Don”, was born in Dallas, Texas, on December 3, 1940, to Vivian and Pete Case.

He graduated from Adamson High School and earned his bachelors’ and master’s degree from the University of Texas. Don accepted a teaching position at the University of Texas until he accepted a professorship to the University of North Carolina. He moved back to Dallas to join his father’s company, Texas Oklahoma Express, and retired at the sale of the company.

Don was an enthusiast and supporter of the Dallas Opera and Symphony, as well as the Fort Worth Symphony. He loved all the arts.

He was also passionate about his faith and was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church on Preston Road and became a part of the Bishop‘s Guild in recognition of outstanding and sacrificial contributions to the programs of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Dallas.

He is survived by his sister, Carolyn Johnson married to Mark Johnson from San Antonio, Texas, and two nephews, Mark Jr. and Parker Johnson, and their families. Don was greatly loved by his family who enjoyed his quick wit and generous heart.

The family would like to express their appreciation to his caregivers at Incarnate Word Village in San Antonio, Texas.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the gravesite at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home on Northwest Highway in Dallas, Texas. Reception to follow.


  • Graveside Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Reception Tuesday, January 14, 2020


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john melton

January 10, 2020

As a child, Donny was the closest I came to having a brother. And I loved him in that way. I remember vividly my impatience waiting for him to arrive for visits when my parents and I lived in Louisiana and my excitement and apprehension traveling alone by train to visit him in Dallas. Those were the best of times. As too often happens our personal contacts decreased as we went about our lives. When we did connect, usually by too infrequent phone calls, nothing in our relationship had changed. He was someone I always admired and enjoyed. And I still love him. Johnny