Donald B. Irland | 1929-2012

Published Saturday, December 15, 2012

Donald B. Irland, 83, of Colleyville, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.

Service was Dec. 13 at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel with burial in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Don was born March 3, 1929, and grew up in Shreve, Ohio. 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 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 include 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.

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