Donnie Ray English, 78, of Baird

Donnie Ray English, age 78 of Baird, Texas passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022 in Abilene, Texas.

Donnie was born on June 25, 1944 in Baird, Texas to the late Olin J. English and Rhoda Lee Pannell-English. He served in Vietnam as a soldier in the United States Army. He volunteered for many years and was a decorated volunteer for the Texas Sea Center. Donnie enjoyed spending time at his family farm and he loved his family. He was an avid fisherman and had a wonderful, fulfilling career with Xerox from which he retired.

Donnie was preceded in death by his parents, Olin J. English and Rhoda Lee Pannell-English.

Donnie is survived by his sons, Aaron English and wife, Christen of Freeport, Texas; Justin English and wife, Nikki of Clear Lake, Texas; Ryan Lovett of New York; 5 grandchildren; brother, O.J. English of Cross Plains, Texas.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 9, 2022 at 10:30 AM at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, Texas.

Arrangements by Higginbotham Funeral Home of Cross Plains.