Donald (Don) Ray McConaghie
Irving: Donald (Don) Ray McConaghie 87, went to be with the Lord on March 28,2022. Beloved by his family and endeared to all, he fell peacefully into the loving embrace of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Funeral: 10:00am Friday April 1,2021 at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church 4034 W. Pioneer Dr. Irving, TX
Visitation: 6-8pm Thursday March 31,2022 at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church 4034 W. Pioneer Dr. Irving, TX
Don was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend. He married Jean, the love of his life and high school sweetheart. They lived in Brownwood and Odessa where he worked as a fire fighter for 10 years. They had 2 children, Donna, and Debbie. To advance his career they moved their family to Irving in 1966. His girls married and made him an awesome grandfather. He was truly at his best when he saw new life through his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s eyes.
He was well-respected as Irving Assistant Fire Marshal for 26 years, and a Dallas College Police Officer for 25 years.
He enjoyed his hobbies, riding his motorcycle all over the United States, RC planes, water skiing, camping, boating, and anything outside.
Preceded in death by his wife of 65 years; Jean, parents; Albert and Nadene McConaghie, Sister; Carlene Gantz.
Left to cherish his memory daughters; Donna Cash (Fred), Debbie Milam (Loyce); Grandchildren, Joshua Milam (Carrie), Matthew Milam (Emily), Jordan Milam (Hannah), Ryan Cash (Alyssa), and Jared Cash; Great-grandchildren, Jadon Milam, Eviana Quillin, Alice Milam, Haston Cash, Hunter Cash, Neil Milam along with a host of other family and lifelong friends.
3/30/2022 10:14:21 am
Don was a honorable man. Loved by all who knew him. Willing to help anyone in any way.. Willing to ride anywhere anytime. Showed his love in Christ to everyone in all things.
Donald "Mitch" Mitchell
3/30/2022 12:36:52 pm
It has been my pleasure to know Don and to get to ride quite a few miles with him for the last 25 years. He was truly the kind of friend everyone wishes they had and will be greatly missed. At least he suffers no more and he's back with Jean and if there are motorcycles in Heaven, I'm sure he's already planning a ride with his old sidekick JB. Rest In Peace.
3/30/2022 01:44:12 pm
Don was a great friend and motorcycle companion. We rode many miles together escorting airplane moves around Texas, escorting bicycle races for 15 years, many toy runs and lots of group rides with friends. Don will be missed by many friends and motorcycle companions. Don is not suffering anymore and is in Heaven with his lovely wife Jean. R.I.P. Don.
3/31/2022 01:46:56 pm
I was lucky enough to meet Don while working at night at North Lake College, as the dispatcher in the police dept. My favorite nights to work were when Don was on duty. I was able to introduce my JB to Don one night, over the phone. I told JB I wanted him to talk to someone and said “hold on Honey”, Don took the phone and said “hello honey” and once JB got over the shock of Don calling him “honey” a better friendship never was. JB and Don were inseparable and I don’t know how many miles they logged together on their motorcycles, but as friends endless. I miss Don and will forever be grateful he was in our lives!
Mike and Margarett Gantz
3/31/2022 05:35:03 pm
We both so enjoyed several Thanksgiving day with the family. Mike and Donnie were riding buddies, usually down to Brownwood, to practice shooting, and a day of talking and laughter. The meal, and sharing with Donnie and Jean…was always warm and be loving. Good memories, and sending our love and prayers, to all of you. Love, Mike and Margarett
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