April 12, 1944-Feb. 16, 2020

Donald, and his twin brother, Jan, were born in Dallas, Texas, on April 12, 1944, to Robert and Jean (Shinpaugh) Beer of Waxahachie, Texas.

Donald spent his early childhood on his parents' dairy farm. Later, he moved to Mexia State School, Mexia, Texas, where he became a lifelong resident.

The family is grateful to the Mexia State School community for the care and love that Donald received at his Mexia home for so many years. Recently, Donald moved to Trinity Mission Nursing Home of Italy, Texas, where he passed away on Feb. 16, 2020, while attended by his family.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Robert and Jean Beer. His survivors include twin brother, Col. (R) Jan Beer; his sisters, Barbara and Kathy; and numerous nieces, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends and relatives 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home. His funeral services will be at the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, with Fr. William Mouser of St. Athanasius Anglican Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Waxahachie City Cemetery.

The family requests that donations in Donald's memory be sent to Mexia State Supported Living Center, 540 Chapel Drive, Mexia, Texas 76667, made payable to: MSSLC Volunteer Council designated for: Martin Unit.