Donald Poston

Donald Ray Poston Sr.

Thursday, May 5th, 1938 - Friday, May 29th, 2020
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Donald Ray Poston Sr., 82, of Riesel, Texas entered into eternal rest on May 29, 2020. Don was born on May 5, 1938 in Waco, Texas to the late Ollie Poston and Floy Etta (King) Poston. He was the only son and was their pride and joy. He attended and graduated from Waco High School in 1957. He met the love of his life, Marjorie Louise Pundt, in Waco and they married on June 6, 1959 in Riesel, Texas. He and Marjorie lived almost their whole lives in Riesel, with brief stays in Waco and Trinidad, Texas. They had four children. Don had various jobs before landing his life-long job at Texas Power and Light as an operator and later electrician at the Lake Creek, Trinidad and Trading House plants. When his father- and uncle-in-laws passed away, he took over as manager of the family ranching business, the Double P Ranch, in which he was still playing an active part up until his death. Don was a life-long Christian and attended Meier’s Memorial United Methodist Church (later First United Methodist Church) and Meier Settlement United Methodist Church, all of Riesel.

Don was a kind and loving son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved playing volleyball with his friends in Riesel and also enjoyed going dancing. He was a passionate sports fan who played football and ran track in high school and watched all types of sports from his children and grandchildren’s school sports teams to college and professional teams. He was an avid hunter and loved to fish. However, he was happiest when working the ranch. He loved to plow and tend the cattle. He always said he felt close to the earth and God when he was on the ranch. Another of his passions was singing. He was blessed with a beautiful tenor voice that he shared with others by singing for numerous weddings, funerals, and graduations. He always loved singing God’s praises in church and sang in the church choir as well as offering many solo performances there to the glory of God. He performed his last public solo in his church just two Sundays before his passing.

Don was proceeded in death by his parents and wife of 60 years, Marjorie. He is survived by son, Donald Ray Poston Junior and husband, Ken Roopchand of Houston, Texas; son, Gregory Zane Poston and wife, Tami of Meridian, Texas; son, Joel Anthony Poston and wife, Debbie of Riesel, Texas; son, Daniel Alan Poston and wife Ashlee of Riesel, Texas; grandchildren, Amber Woosley and husband, Cody of Meridian, Texas; Megan Clifton and husband, Tommy of Riesel, Texas: Morgan Small and husband, Colton of Killeen, Texas; Crystal Poston of Temple, Texas; Hannah Poston of Waco, Texas; Tristan, Madelyn and Jonathan Poston and Camryn Menifee of Riesel, Texas; great-grandchildren, Kimberlee Walker, Avary and Brooklyn Woosley of Meridian, Texas, Emery Clifton of Riesel, Texas; and Quentin Poston of Temple, Texas.

The family will receive visitors on Monday, June 1, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Pecan Grove Funeral Home at 3124 Robinson Drive, Waco, Texas. A Celebration of Life and Remembrance will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at the funeral home with burial to follow at the Riesel Cemetery, Riesel, Texas.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, June 1st, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, June 1st, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 10:00am
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Riesel Cemetery
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Posted at 12:36pm
Sending our thoughts, prayers, and love to all of your family. We loved Mr. Poston and will always remember him and his great big smile very fondly.
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Posted at 01:54pm
Our deepest condolences to the Poston Family during this time. Mr. Poston was an amazing man and will truly be missed.
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Dee Winter

Posted at 12:10pm
Don, Jr. Greg, Joel, and Danny, and Families,
So very sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. So many fond memories of your folks and our volley ball gang in Riesel when you guys were in school there. You all had great parents that loved each and every one of you with all that they had within them.
Loved your Dad's sense of humor and his wonderful voice while singing the many solos or duets over the years. His fondness of anything Native American and I always wondered about some of the stories that he told us...were they true or not... Prayers and love to each and every one of you.
Dee Winter

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Posted at 02:44pm
May this memorial tree for my cousin, Don Poston, thrive and bring many the joy of its shade and comfort for years to come.
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