Funeral services for Donald Horace Haynie, Jr. were held at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp July 25 with interment following at Kemp City Cemetery.
Donald Horace Haynie, Jr. was born Aug. 1, 1942 in Dallas and entered eternal rest July 22, 2021 at the age of 78.
Donald Haynie graduated from Kemp High School in 1960. He married his high school sweetheart Mary Shelton, Jan. 3, 1964 at Calvary Baptist Church in Kemp. They were blessed with 57 years of marriage.
Donald was a Master Mason at Kemp Lodge #528. He served as Past Master, secretary and earned his 32nd degree Scottish Rite. He was also in the order of the Eastern Star in Kemp. He was always sponsoring children to the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He even sponsored three of his own granddaughters.
In 1992, Donald retired from Texas Power and Light after 29 years of service. In Donald’s free time he enjoyed working in his garage on cars, hunting and fishing in the great outdoors. The greatest joy he had was being with his family, especially being Papaw to his grandchildren.
He had a strong faith in God which he taught to his family and all that he came in contact with. He was a member of Alpha Baptist Church. Donald had been active in several churches in the area, serving as a deacon, Sunday school superintendent, choir member and various other roles.
Donald was preceded in death by parents Donald Sr. and Theola Haynie and father-in-law and mother-in-law Melton and Lucille Shelton.
Donald is survived by the love of his life Mary Haynie, sons Jeff and wife Tammy Haynie, Duane Haynie and Dale Haynie and fiancé Melinda Polk, daughter Jan and husband Craig Stevens, granddaughters Kandyce and husbad Derek Smith, Bayleigh and husband Cody Lawrence, Rachaelle Haynie, Gracey Browning, Maddie Haynie, Abbie Haynie, Hannah Polk and Emma Polk, grandsons Bryan Phillips, Cayce Moore, Connor Stevens, Micah Polk, Randy and wife Hailey Moore and Cameron and wife Shannon Polk, great-grandsons Draco Smith and Sonny Polk, great-granddaughters Harper and Emma Moore, brothers-in-law James Shelton and Derrell and wife Carmen Shelton and several nieces and nephews.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com for the Haynie family.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Donald's name to Caring Hearts Hospice in Gun Barrel City would be greatly appreciated.