June 20, 1947 – April 2, 2021
Don went to be with the lord on April 2, 2021, at the age of 73. He is preceded in death by his parents, W.L. And Bessie Haney. He was born in Texas City, Texas on June 20, 1947.
Don attended Heights Elementary, Levi Fry Jr. High and graduated from Texas City High School in 1965. He served in the United States Air Force from September 1966 until April 1970.
Don was a member of the South Pasadena Rotary, A.F.A.M. Lodge 1155 and belonged to Sunset United Methodist Church.He owned Haney Electric Inc. from 1974 to 1983. Don was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1983 and became disabled.
Don loved country music, especially Merle Haggard. He liked to play the guitar and play, “Silver Wings”. Don enjoyed fixing things and used to say, “if I can’t fix it, it belongs in the trash!”. Don loved his grandbabies and cherished being called “GRANDON”.
He is survived by his loving daughter, Shellie Haney Cavazos and his beloved son, Anselmo “Danny” Cavazos. His precious grandchildren, Da’Shell "Suzy" and Alec "Buddy" Cavazos, were adored by their Grandon. Don is also survived by his wife Arpa, son Donnie Jr. (Suzie) Haney and grandson Drake Haney. Don will be remembered by his brother, Roy Haney, niece, nephew, friends, and extended family. We love and miss you Grandon; you will be forever in our hearts.
Services for Donnie L. “Don” Haney will be held on April 9, 2021 at 10:00 am at Grand View Funeral Home, 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX. Committal Service will follow on April 9, 2021 at 11:00 am at Grand View Memorial Park/Bethany Cemetery, 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX.
- Anselmo "Danny" Cavazos: Son-In-Law, Pallbearer
- Alec "Buddy" Cavazos: Grandson, Pallbearer
- Donnie Haney: Son, Pallbearer
- Jim Fennet: Friend, Pallbearer
- Wayne Riddle: Friend, Pallbearer
- Wayne Rogers: Friend, Pallbearer
- Drake Haney: Grand Son , Honorary Pallbearer
- Da'Shell "Suzy" Cavazos: Grand Daughter , Honorary Pallbearer
Friday, April 9, 2021
Friday, April 9, 2021
April 7, 2021
Growing up right next door & being friends with Shellie & Donnie. I got to know the man from a child's eye. Always welcoming, but not afraid to tell me I needed to decide if I was coming or going lol. The constant in & out drove him a bit crazy.
Time passed & I grew up moved out of my childhood home got married, divorced then back to live in my childhood home living in "the studio" out back of my mom's house. I got remarried & had a son while living there. Got to see Don through the eyes of a young adult. He was a generous man. We were so poor back then, but Don always told us to come & use his pool & come visit anytime. My son and I would visit often. He told me many times to take lots of pictures of my son as he grows up. I listened and I bought a camera & a video camera that took forever to pay off (thank God for layaway plans at Kmart). Anyways I got to thinking after I learned Don had passed, about how much those picture taking days influenced my son. He became obsessed with a camera/tech at a young age & is now a photographer himself. I never had the chance to thank Don for his advice. I wish I had been able to.
When Don was sure about something he was very sure. I liked that about him & I loved his sense of humor. We loved to listen to him play the guitar & sing, especially Magdalena, Hole in the Bottom of the Sea & Silver Wings.
So thankful that Shellie and I have been reunited through the passing of my brother. I pray that God provides comfort to her & all that love & know Don Haney. Much love to you Shellie.
Love your friend,
Andrea Dorflinger Pressley