Donald E. Fitzgerald

Donald Eugene Fitzgerald, 83, passed away on August 25, 2018 in Austin, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, August 31, 2018 at Coker Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Don was born in Boonesville, Wise County, Texas to Carrie Lessie Fitzgerald and Olin Fitzgerald on June 2, 1935. He married Carole Vanita Hatfield on April 19, 1957, and enjoyed 60 years of marriage. He was a member of the Riverbend Church in Austin, Texas, First Baptist Church of Jacksboro, Graduate of Jacksboro High School and worked for the Texas Department of Transportation for 35 years.

Don was preceded in death by his wife Carole Fitzgerald, brothers Carl Fitzgerald and Leroy Fitzgerald, and great-granddaughter Shannon McDonald.

Don is survived by his two daughters: Donna McDonald, and husband Chuck, of Austin; and Janet Mulroy, and husband Joseph, of Polson, Montana.
He is also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren: Willis Burr McDonald and wife Mary Elizabeth of Arlington, Virginia; Amy Carole Montoya of Austin; Patrick Joseph McDonald of Austin; Andrew Gregg Simpson of Los Angeles, California; Carrie Margaret Simpson and wife Bridgette Marie Farkas of Lewisville; and Stephen Kyle McDonald of Chattanooga, Tennessee. His great-grandchildren are Edisson Patrick Montoya, Charles Burr McDonald, and Maeve Patricia McDonald.

Don is also survived by sisters’ in-law Gwen Fitzgerald and Sue Fitzgerald, Sherry and husband John Guice; and Barbara Roberts, and a multitude of nieces, nephews and beloved extended family.