Don Mac Shrum, 81, of Joaquin passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 in Joaquin. He was born on July 20, 1936, in Rains County, Texas, the son of Loyd Eugene (Gene) and Rozella (Buchanan) Shrum. Graveside service will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Blair Cemetery with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Taylor Funeral Home.
Don was born and raised in Rains County, Texas. He graduated from Brazosport High School and soon after, joined the U.S. Army, where he honorably served his country. Don met a very special lady, Joyce Mullins, and the two soon realized the love they had for each other. In May of 1961, she graduated from high school, and on June 9, 1961, the two were joined in marriage. This began their love story which lasted until her passing. Don held many jobs during his lifetime, but always made sure he provided for the family that he and Joyce had. He loved his children and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his life. He spent many hours loving on them and watching them grow up. He also enjoyed fishing and reading, but his favorite memories were when he and his lovely wife were travelling. Their most memorable trip, and favorite places to visit was Branson, Missouri and the state of Tennessee. Don loved life and his family. His legacy of love and hard work will forever live on in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved him.
Don is survived by his daughters, Sherry Hass and husband, Rex of Joaquin, Texas, Vickie Williams and husband, Roger of Lufkin, Texas; brothers, Loyd Shrum and wife Sybil of Mena, Arkansas and Perry Shrum and wife, Leslie of Angleton, Texas; sisters, Linda Piwonka of Clute, Texas, Raynell Presley of Dallas, Texas, and Laverne Chandler and husband, James of Colfax, Louisiana; 6 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Mullins Shrum and his parents, Loyd Eugene Shrum and Rozella Buchanan Shrum.
The Shrum family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home.
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