Donald Warren Trull was born Aug. 24, 1936 at home in San Antonio, to Oscar and Estellene Warren Trull. They moved to Mabank when he was nine years old. He graduated from Mabank High School with the class of 1954 and went to work at Sears & Roebuck in Dallas.
He met the love of his life, Dee Cannell, in Dallas in 1958 and they married in May 1959. Shortly after, he was drafted into the Army, serving two years and three months. His service was extended due to the start of the conflict in Vietnam and the situation in Cuba. He spent most of his service at Ft. Benning, Ga.
Upon returning to Dallas with Dee and his new baby daughter Amy, he went back to work for Sears & Roebuck and the family moved to Lancaster.
After adding three more children to their family, they bought a small farm in Van Zandt County in the community of Elm Grove. Don started as a carpenter on new houses and eventually had his own business doing cabinets and trim work around the lake area. He was very proud of being able to build the altar and pulpit when the First United Methodist Church built their new sanctuary in 1974.
After remodeling two homes, he finally was able to build a new home for his family. When the children left home, Don and Dee traveled all over the United States, visiting most of the 50 states. They never visited Hawaii. They would have gone there, but the car couldn’t drive on water.
Don passed away Jan. 8, 2022, at home in Elm Grove.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and sister Vonnie Dover.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Clara Edith “Dee,” daughters Amy Kologinczak and husband Paul and Pamela Lawson, sons Jeffrey Trull and Thomas Trull and wife Angie, grandchildren Bradley Trull and wife Raelee, Amanda Dodd and Elizabeth Trull and great-granddaughter Layken Trull.
He will be deeply missed by all who loved him. The family would like to thank Cedar Creek Hospice for all of the love and care given to him and the family.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 in the chapel of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home located at 601 S. 3rd St. in Mabank. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 at the First Methodist Church located at 501 S. 3rd St. in Mabank.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.eubankcedarcreek.com for the Trull family.