OBITUARY

Donald "Zeus" W. Boatright

January 31, 1947October 3, 2021
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Donald "Don" William Boatright, age 74, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ada Iris and John Leslie Boatright; And by his sister, Barbara Claudine Boatright. Don is survived by his wife Barbara Emelie Boatright; Brother, James "J.L." Boatright; Two sons and daughters-in-law, Bryan Sheridan Gillihan, Donna Lynn Gillihan, Rodney "Scott" Gillihan, and Tracy Lee Gillihan; Four grandchildren, Logan Gillihan, Morgan Gillihan, Bric Gillihan, and Rodney Gillihan; Three Great-grandchildren, Paul Snow, Dalton Snow, and Jonathan Gillihan.

Born in Hearne, Texas, Don was a native Texan and lived in the city of Seguin. Don was a Great musician and entertainer. He always remembered everyone's favorite song and never failed to play and sing it for them. He loved all his fans and thought of them as family. He was so dedicated to pleasing everyone that on one occasion he even played for ten hours straight even though his callouses split and his fingers were bleeding. He had won several singing contests and was loved and admired by other great musicians that he played with, and even many he didn't play with. Many thought of his as a "Legend."

Don worked extra long, hard hours to earn the majority of the capital to open the family business, "Our Glass." He was the original founder of the business that is still operating after over 30 years. It was because of Don that "Our Glass" even existed.

He was also an avid car modeler. Don built a few models and collected thousands. At one time, he started a car model club in San Antonio. Don's model car and die cast collections is one of the largest in the state of Texas.

Don had a Texas sized heart and loved animals of any kind and size. He tried to feed and protect all domestic and wild animals to include rabbits, possums, skunks, birds, etc. Don was hard to upset, but the only thing that would infuriate him is when someone abused or mistreated any animal. He loved to spoil his own animals.

Don was so loved by everyone he met. He truly treasured life. Because of the way Don could influence so many, and because of his many accomplishments, he earned the nickname, "Zeus." He will be dearly missed by his friends, family, fans, and many others.

A memorial visitation for Donald will be held Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM at Colonial Funeral Home, 625 Kitty Hawk Road, Universal City, TX 78148, followed by a memorial service from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

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

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Phoenix Barron

October 12, 2021

I can’t express how much Don will be missed. He was always a bright light in my life. I met him years ago when I was a kid. I will miss hearing your voice and listening to you talk to us about building your model cars. You will forever be in our hearts and always in our mind. We love you so much!!

Troy and Carrie Nichols

October 12, 2021

We met Don and family over 20 years ago. Right away they made us feel like family. We enjoyed it when he and his band played. We will always remember his amazing voice, his great smile and of course the hugs. Thank you Don for the precious memories. You were and will always be loved and missed by us

Tracy Gillihan

October 12, 2021

I have been thinking of Don constantly this last week going through things with mom. What an Amazing man, what an Amazing life he lead. God what a legacy! He touched so many people's lifes & was loved by so many. "The song has ended but the memory lingers on" ...He will be so missed. Love U Don!

Janet Bucklin

October 9, 2021

"Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts."

Taz Stanfill

October 9, 2021

Go rest high on that mountain, Don.
I wish I could see the angels faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing.

Taz Stanfill

Michelle Westbrook

October 8, 2021

Don was a great man, he will be missed. He would always sing my two favorite songs for me …Poor Side Of Town and Keep On Smilin…
Until we meet again, Love You❤️❤️

James Gee

October 8, 2021

I’ll never Don’s patience with me, every time I would enter the Our Glass and would see him, my eyes would light up and I would make a B-line towards him. I would ask about guitar tunings, guitar strings, blues music etc… just like a little pup wanting to learn everything… I will truly miss those conversations, but just know, I will be in e standard tuning as it should be.

Tommy D

October 8, 2021

I'm still a bit stunned that Don has left this place. Always kind and welcoming, I felt like I'd known him for a lifetime the first time we met. I always got a little extra happy walking in the OG and Don was there. Whatever "it" is, he had it. I'll always remember our talks, playing music together and the way he made things seem easy. No problem, Tommy, he used say to me. I surely will miss him.

Michele Harris

October 6, 2021

Heaven gained an angel and I know he is up there playing that guitar and singing. I’ll never forget the 1st time I got on a stage and sang with you. I think I was 12or 13. You were My 2nd Dad, and you will be so missed by many!

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