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Donald Thomas Markland

November 22, 1942February 3, 2021
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Donald Thomas Markland, age 78, of Houston, Texas passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Donald was born November 22, 1942 to Erna Willa Markland and Thomas Ardel Markland.

Don graduated from Ohio University in 1967 with a bachelors degree in business administration. He served honorably in The United States Navy, and will be inurned at the Houston National Cemetery at a later time. Don loved life and traveling. He enjoyed the outdoors, fixing things and had a great sense of humor. It was his goal in life to make at least one person laugh a day.

Donald is survived by his loving wife Kim Markland; son Scott Markland (Liz Markland); and daughter Kimberly Leonard (Dan Leonard); sister Linda Chaplin (Ron Chaplin); grandson Zachary Leonard, granddaughter Elizabeth Leonard, granddaughter Alexandria Markland and grandson to be Christopher Markland.

Donald was preceded in death by step daughter Mackenzie Dreppard; father Thomas Ardel Markland and mother Erna Willa Markland; brother Roger Markland; sister Debi Steen and brother Thomas Markland.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.katyfh.com for the Markland family.

  • FAMILY

  • Thomas Ardel Markland, Father (deceased)
  • Erna Willa Markland, Mother (deceased)
  • Roger Markland, Brother (deceased)
  • Linda Chaplin (Ron Chaplin), Sister
  • Debi Steen (Mark Steen), Sister (deceased)
  • Thomas Markland, Brother (deceased)
  • Scott Markland (Liz Markland), Son
  • Kimberly Leonard (Dan Leonard), Daughter
  • Mackenzie Dreppard, Step Daughter (deceased)
  • Zachary Leonard, Grandson
  • Elizabeth Leonard, Granddaughter
  • Alexandria Markland, Granddaughter
  • Christopher Markland, Grandson to be

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, February 26, 2021

Memories

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Cormac Lynch

February 8, 2021

So sorry for your loss Kim. May your memories of Don comfort you in your time of great loss. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Asger, Jane and Milo Lund

February 6, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Kim for the loss, which she has suffered.

Don and Kim have been very dear friends both long before, during and after our stay in Houston from 1999 to 2005.
Always there for us, friendly banter, fantastic food and beautiful nature outings.
We will miss Don

Evelyn and Bob Clark

February 5, 2021

Bob and I lived across the cul-de-sac from Don and Kim for more than 15 years. Don and Kim were a special love story that was obvious from the moment that we met them. Don had a great sense of humor, a quick wit, and he didn't suffer fools gladly. We were blessed to be neighbors and friends. We will never forget the grand fireworks and other celebrations in our cul-de-sac. It was a special place to be and Don was one of the reasons for that.

Leah DeVaughn

February 4, 2021

I remember the first time I Met Don. His wife Kim was my boss, and when I met Don, He said something (Cant' remember what it was), but if sounded very serious to me,, and for a couple of seconds I froze, then looked at Kim who was smiling....then Don busted out laughing and I knew then it was a joke. He did indeed like to make people laugh.
Prayers lifted up for the family.

Leah DeVaughn

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