Donnie Ray Aston from Brady, Texas, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. Donnie was born March 14, 1950, in Waxahachie to Ludia France and Rice Knox Aston who preceded him in death. Donnie grew up in Maypearl, Texas moving to Everman when he was in the 8th grade where he graduated from Everman High School. After graduation, Donnie joined the Air Force where he spent 7 years and then 3 years in the Army. Donnie proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Donnie retired from Owens Corning Fiberglass where he was a Maintenance Supervisor.
Throughout the course of his very full life, Donnie spent every moment with his children in the rodeo arena, 4H and FFA activities, and showing cattle. Donnie was a great man, a wonderful friend and Life Teacher to many kids of Ellis County. He had a strong stern voice and a whistle that would grab you from across the pasture or show barn. He always had an extended hand to pick you up when you tripped, fell or got bucked off. A heartfelt hug that could solve just about any problem. He was like a walking encyclopedia, he always knew the answer. He will be missed by so many.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Brenda Wittie Aston; his son Bobby Aston of Everman, TX; Son Brent Stone and his wife Laura of Breckenridge, TX; daughter Dawn and her husband SFC Ryan T. Horton of Cibolo, TX; Granddaughters Kaitlin Horton and Taylor Aston; Grandsons Preston Aston, Weston Stone, Lane Stone; Garratt Horton, Colton Horton; and Easton Horton. Donnie is also survived by a brother Ronnie Aston and wife Trisha of Brady, TX; Sister Patsy Smith and husband Rick of Longview, TX and Francis Whitten and husband Archie of Waxahachie, TX; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nephews.
Visitation with the family is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home. A Celebration of His Life will be Sunday, April 2 at 3:00 pm at the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie. Interment will follow at the Auburn Cemetery in Maypearl, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie, Texas. Wayne Boze Funeral Home | Waxahachie, TX