Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX


March 27, 2014

Don Zahn

POSSUM KINGDOM – Don Zahn, aka DZ and Papa Don, 78, died Monday afternoon, March 24, 2014, at his home at Possum Kingdom Lake, surrounded by his loving family.

Memorial service is 10 a.m. Friday, March 28, in the Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Chapel. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Lakeridge Chapel, in Lubbock. Graveside service is 10 a.m. Monday, March 31, at Resthaven Cemetery in Lubbock.

Don was born Dec. 3, 1935, in Montague, to Pete and Mellie Zahn. They moved to Lubbock when he was 3. He served in the Army for two years. Don married Ruth in 1960 and they were married 53 years. Don was in the paving business for 50 years, most of those years in Lubbock, and eventually moved his business to Possum Kingdom Lake, where he retired in 2010.

Don served two years on the board of the Possum Kingdom Lake Chamber of Commerce. He spent many, many years of his life racing motorcycles and cars. Don and his family were members of The West Texas Boondockers motorcycle club for numerous years. He was a pilot for 40 years and had many different airplanes that he loved passionately. He also loved riding his Sea Doo around the lake and up the river, and always had to be out front of all his friends. He loved speed and loved anything fast.

Don is survived by his loving wife, Ruth, of Possum Kingdom Lake; son, Rick Zahn and wife, Debbie, of Possum Kingdom Lake; two daughters, Donna Beitel and husband, James, of Bridgeport, and JoJo McKee and husband, Mark, of Lubbock; a brother, Ronnie Zahn, of Lubbock; a sister, Shirley Myers, of Cotton Center, Texas; six grandchildren, Tasha Fontaine and husband, Cody, of Weatherford, Ryan Zahn and wife, Megan, of Mineral Wells, Beau Burgess, of Lubbock, Brooke Burgess, of Lubbock, Shelby Zahn, of Mineral Wells, and Ashley Hamilton and husband, David, of Perrin; three great-grandchildren, Maddie Fontaine, of Weatherford, Ryder Hamilton, of Perrin, and Ellie Zahn, of Mineral Wells; and three more great-grandchildren on the way this year.

Condolences may be left at www.bcbfuneralhome.com.

Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home

Text Only
  • 0727 obit Greene.jpg Mary Pratt Greene

    Mary Pratt Greene, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0727 obit Snell, Christina.jpg Christina (Manley) Snell

    Christina (Manley) Snell, beloved daughter, mother, grandmother and friend went to be with her Lord on July 22, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0727 obit Kita Pontremoli.jpg Kita Irene Pontremoli

    STRAWN – Kita Irene Pontremoli, 94, of Fort Worth and formerly of Strawn, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Fort Worth.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0724 obit Dennis Sinks.jpg Dennis Newton Sinks

    Dennis Newton Sinks, 70, beloved husband and friend, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0724 obit Robert Charles Jones.jpg Robert Charles Jones

    TROY – Robert Charles Jones, 77, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his home in Troy, Texas.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0724 obit Huddleston.Mayme.jpg Mayme Lou Huddleston

    EUGENE, Ore. – Mayme Lou Huddleston, 98, died peacefully on Saturday, July 12, 2014, of age-related causes.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0722 obit Dow, Kevin.jpg Kevin DeWayne Dow

    Kevin DeWayne Dow, 40, went to his Heavenly home on Thursday, July 17, 2014.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0720 obit Zeula Morris.jpg Zeula E. Morris

    Zeula E. Morris, 92, passed away July 18, 2014, in a Mineral Wells nursing home.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • HarlenCunninghamObit003.jpg Harlen Wallace Cunningham

    Harlen Wallace Cunningham, 61, passed away surrounded by his family July 18, 2014, in a Mineral Wells hospital.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Carey, Billie Jean.JPG Billie Jean Carey

    A gathering is scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at Peach Tree and a graveside memorial services will be scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Woodland-Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells for Billie Jean Carey, 77, of Roswell, who passed away on July 14, 2014.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
Mineral Wells Index

Click on a photo to visit our SmugMug page

Front page
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Must Read