OBITUARY

Donald Glen Wilcox III

February 28, 1965June 29, 2018

Donald G. Wilcox, III (Donnie) of Texarkana, Arkansas passed from this life into his eternal home on Friday, June 29, 2018 at. Donnie was born in Texarkana, TX to Donald G. Wilcox Jr (Stretch) and Annie Earlene Wilcox (Trussell) on February 28, 1965. He had just celebrated his 53rd birthday four months prior. He was preceded in death by his mother Earlene, half sister Jacqueline, half brother Billy, his maternal aunt and uncle, and both sets of grandparents. Donnie worked in the mental health field after receiving his Bachelors of Psychology degree. Most notably working for the Evergreen Presbyterian Christian Ministries of Texarkana and the NE Texas Mental Health and Retardation Center in Texarkana, TX as a protective and guiding caregiver for his clients who he cared about deeply. He is survived by his father Donald; Eston W. McGee, II, best friend and life partner of twenty-seven (27) years, of the home; niece Crystal Samples of Senoia, Georgia and husband Andre and great-nieces/nephew, Mackenzie,Sydney, August; niece Nikki West of Senoia, Georgia and husband Frank and great niece Bristan; as well as a host of friends. Donnie was one of the happiest, kindest people you would ever meet. When he entered a room, his presence was sure to put a smile on every face. He was a loyal son, life partner, and friend. He was a devoted pet lover and parent to six (6) cats rescued from the neighborhood. He and Eston could rarely say no to a rescue animal or cat in need. He was always quick with a compliment or kind word, as well as a joke or teasing remark. People were drawn to his hilarious sense of humor and kind and gentle spirit. Donnie loved dancing, spending quality time with family and friends, traveling, touring museums, fine dining, and family get togethers. Donald G. Wilcox, III was the epitome of this quote by Mother Teresa: “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” Well-done Donnie! You will be missed by many and loved always by those who knew you. A casual Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Wake Village First Baptist Church of Texarkana, 820 Wake Avenue, Wake Village, Texas. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Animal Care and Adoption Center of Texarkana, 203 Harrison Street, Texarkana, Arkansas 71854. Online tributes may be submitted to www.eastfunerlhomes.com or to our Facebook page.

“Blessed is he who walks the last mile of the road with a friend.”

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, July 5, 2018
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Donald Glen Wilcox III

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kathy Holmberg

July 3, 2018

Donnie like the rest of his family took me into their home and he treated me like part of the family. He always made me laugh even when he shot my foot with a pullet gun. He was such a comedian. RIP Donnie You will be missed.
My deepest sympathies go out to the family on the loss of your dear loved one.

Kathy (Graham) and Rick Holmberg

Bobbie Nichols

July 2, 2018

Donnie was one of my students when I took my first teaching job at Wake Village-1971. Donnie was a great kid and always had a smile. I recently saw him at McDonald’s and was so proud of his accomplishments. RIP Donnie.
Love all my Wake Village kids—special to me.
Bobbie Nichols

Jennifer McGee

July 2, 2018

Eston,

Although I’ve not seen, nor spoken to either of you in years, I’m saddened to hear this news. My most heartfelt condolences are with you and Donnie’s family during this difficult time.
Hugs and prayers to all. ❤️

Myekye Hamilton

July 2, 2018

Donnie - I haven't seen you since the last class reunion....but you were one of the Westlawn/Texas High crew I always look forward to seeing and sharing a laugh with. Your fun loving spirit will be greatly missed. Sympathy and prayers to your family. God Bless!

Myekye H

Patty O'Neal Welch

July 2, 2018

Donnie and I went to school together. We we're good friends in elementary. He lived a few houses down from us. He was always fun to be around. Everyone loved Donnie. I'm so glad he had such a meaningful life and touch the hearts of many. I'm so sorry for your loss.

FROM THE FAMILY