Donald Shifflett went to his heavenly home on March 30, 2013 at the age of 85 from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born to Orlan and Bernys Baker Shifflett on October 26, 1927 in Harlingen, TX. Donald’s family moved to the Plainview community west of Krum in 1929.
Donald graduated from Krum High school at the age of 15 and began a 70 year farming career. Donald married Gayle Wright on June 9, 1954. That same year he was ordained as a Deacon at Plainview Baptist Church. Farming the land that God entrusted to him, along with caring for his family and church was his life’s calling. Donald always had a positive word of encouragement for everyone and was willing to help anyone in need. He was a loving and devoted husband and an amazing Daddy and Granddaddy. His memory will always live in the hearts of the many lives he touched in so many ways.
Donald is survived by his wife, Gayle Shifflett. Children: Teresa and William Finch of Krum, Dana and Craig Bishop of Arlington. Grandchildren: Ginger and Juan Garcia, Amber and Steven Frazee, Brooks Bishop, and Blair and Nick Adams. Great-Grandson, Sebastian Garcia. Brother, Gary Shifflett, nephews Conrad and Carl, and nieces Beverly and Angela.
Visitation will be, Monday, April 1, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at DeBerry Funeral Home, 2025 W. University, Denton, Texas 76201 Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at First Baptist Church, 1100 Malone St, Denton, Texas 76201. Burial will follow at Plainview Baptist Church Cemetery, FM1173 (5 mi. west of Krum).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, North Central Texas Chapter, 2630 West Freeway, Suite 100, Fort Worth, TX 76102, OR, First Baptist Church Denton, Building Fund, 1100 Malone St., Denton, TX 76201