1929 - 2012
Published in Star-Telegram on December 12, 2012
Don B. Irland, 83, went to be with the Lord, his wife and loved ones Monday,
Dec. 10, 2012.
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel.
Interment: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
Don was born March 3, 1929, and grew up in Shreve, Ohio. He was a great
athlete, he played semi-pro baseball, and excelled in basketball and football.
Don coached numerous teams in the Colleyville-Grapevine area and had a
great influence on many area youth. He was a faithful husband, godly father,
and a great man to all who knew him.
Don was a dedicated supporter of Dallas Theological Seminary and mission
work. He loved fishing, hunting, and competing in all forms of competition,
but above all he loved his Lord and his family.
Don was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; daughter, Margaret Lynn;
son, Marty Joe; daughter-in-law, Karen; and granddaughter, Meg.
Survivors: His children, Mike Irland of Bedford, Ann Wells and husband,
Mike, of Forney, Mark Irland and wife, Becky, of Alvord, Donna Frazier
and husband, Steve, of Springtown, Dana Blanchard and husband, Mark, of
Trophy Club, Paul Irland of Paradise, Danny Irland and wife, Alana, of
Euless, and John Irland and wife, Lee Ann, of Ponder; 11 grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.