Marion Donald Bizzell

June 5, 1930November 23, 2012

Marion Donald Bizzell a native to Midland died at 5:43 p.m. Friday, November 23rd, at his home surrounded by his family. Marion was affectionately known to his family and closest friends as Don.

Marion Donald Bizzell was born on June 5, 1930, in Midland, Texas. He attended Midland High School and graduated in 1948. He enlisted in the United States Army and served from January 1951 to October 1952, and awarded a Korean Service Medal. Following his military service he met his sweetheart Barbara Jean Busby of Oklahoma. Don and Barbara were married in Midland, Texas on July 24, 1953.

He was employed with Safeway Foods as Market Mgr. from 1953-1955 and also employed with Powell Brothers Market and Albertsons respectively and retired in 1995. Don was a member and served faithfully at Living Way Church for 40 years and also a faithful member of Believersway Church in Midland.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Barbara Bizzell, sons Terry Don Bizzell and wife Sara Bizzell of Oklahoma, Stephen Dale Bizzell and wife Vicki Bizzell of Midland, brother David and Elva Bizzell of Odessa and sister Daisy Shipp of Midland. He is survived by five (5) grandchildren and nine (9) great grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother David Marzy Bizzell and Doca May Bizzell of Midland; brother W.D. Bizzell of Midland; sisters Nora Mae Kiser of Midland, Edith Martin of Stanton and Sybil Brown of Andrews.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 29th at 11:00 am, at Believersway Church in Midland, 4400 N. Midland Dr., Ste 400. Rev. Braden Conner, pastor of Believersway Church will be officiating the service. Visitation for family and friends will be at Ellis Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 28th.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, November 28, 2012
  • Memorial Service Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Terri Luck

November 29, 2012

Barbara and family,
You all know better than anyone what a wonderful man Don was. He touched many lives. He and your whole family are a blessing a privledge to know.I thank the Lord for the times we worshipped together at Living Way. I love you all very much.

Leah Briggs Petisca

November 29, 2012

Barbara we are so sorry to hear of Don's passing. Don was a wonderful person and friend he will truely be missed. Though we can't be there, please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Sincerly,Leah Briggs Petisca and Norma Briggs

Jerry Fussell

November 28, 2012

Don has touched the lives of hundreds of people. He was a living testimony of the love of Christ. He has left a huge foot print in our lives we will miss him terribly. We know he is rejoicing with his Savior now.

Sandy Thomas

November 27, 2012

Saturday morning breakfasts just won't be the same without you Don. May God Bless You Barbara always. You are a precious child of God just like Don was, is and will always be.

Berry & Shirley Johnson

November 27, 2012

Barbara & family so sorry to hear about Don but what a legacy Don left. I know you have heard it is the dash in between the year we were born and the year that we went to be with The Lord that counts. Well the dash in between Don's years on this earth impacted a lot of life's. I know when he got to heaven God said well done my good and faithful servant. He will be missed but the separation will only be for a short time.
Sorry we will not be able to be there to help you celebrate Don's life.