OBITUARY

Donald M. Govro

September 13, 1933March 4, 2018

Donald Melvin Govro, 84, went to be with the Lord on March 4, 2018, with his wife, Delores and beloved friends, Richard and Kathleen Ross at his side.

Don proudly served eight years in the U.S. Army. He set two national drag racing records with cars he built himself in 1958 and 1960. In 1961, he opened Speed Specialists of Austin. He started Cen-Tex Ditching Service in 1971 and in 1978 retired and moved to Rockport, TX, where he enjoyed fishing and shrimping in his La Voyageur boat that he designed and built. In 2012, he moved to Victoria, with Delores. They joined the Golden Crescent Car Club traveling in his 1982 Zimmer Golden Spirit Coupe and joined the Ramblin Rose Travel Club traveling in his Road Trek RV. We will miss his witty personality and ability to make everyone laugh.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Delores Fritz Govro. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Ruby Govro.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 12 to 2 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, Victoria, TX, followed by the Funeral Service at 2:00 pm, with Brother Jack Bourland and Pastor John Hancock officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Whiddon, Ramon Ramon, Modesto Lizcano, David Maddox, Jimmy Hicks, and Charlie Eubanks. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Burris, Bill Schmidt, Bill Schramek, Hollis Millard, Tim Spivey and Richard Ross.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com

  • FAMILY

  • Ruby Brockmeyer Govro, Mother
  • Melvin Govro, Father
  • Delores Fritz Govro, Wife
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Steve Whiddon
  • Ramon Ramon
  • Modesto Lizcano
  • David Maddox
  • Jimmy Hicks
  • Charlie Eubanks
  • Larry Burris, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bill Schmidt, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bill Schramek, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Hollis Millard, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tim Spivey, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Richard Ross, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 10, 2018
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Patricia Diaz

March 23, 2018


Mrs Govro,
Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will reward to me on that day---and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
2 TIMOTHY 4:8
My most sincere Condolences, May peace be with you.

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FROM THE FAMILY

1963: This is Don’s Speed Specialists shop where he built race cars.

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Age 21 Army 1953-1960

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Age 19 National Guard 1951-1952

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1962

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1955

Biography

Donald Melvin Govro, 84, went to be with the Lord on March 4, 2018, with his wife, Delores and beloved friends, Richard and Kathleen Ross at his side.

Don proudly served eight years in the U.S. Army. He set two national drag racing records with cars he built himself in 1958 and 1960. In 1961, he opened Speed Specialists of Austin. He started Cen-Tex Ditching Service in 1971 and in 1978 retired and moved to Rockport, TX, where he enjoyed fishing and shrimping in his La Voyageur boat that he designed and built. In 2012, he moved to Victoria, with Delores. They joined the Golden Crescent Car Club traveling in his 1982 Zimmer Golden Spirit Coupe and joined the Ramblin Rose Travel Club traveling in his Road Trek RV. We will miss his witty personality and ability to make everyone laugh.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Delores Fritz Govro. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Ruby Govro.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 12 to 2 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, Victoria, TX, followed by the Funeral Service at 2:00 pm, with Brother Jack Bourland and Pastor John Hancock officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Whiddon, Ramon Ramon, Modesto Lizcano, David Maddox, Jimmy Hicks, and Charlie Eubanks. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Burris, Bill Schmidt, Bill Schramek, Hollis Millard, Tim Spivey and Richard Ross.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com