Parmer Donaho, 78, left this earth to join his beloved wife in heaven on Monday, November 22, 2010 @ St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan, TX. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Day Funeral Home Chapel. Glenn Connor will officiate. Burial will follow in Donaho Cemetery located on Donaho Road in North Zulch. The family will receive visitors from 12-2 PM prior to the service on Wednesday.
Parmer was born April 27, 1932 in North Zulch and lived there all of his life. He was raised on a farm and attended Bundic School. In 1951 he joined the Marines and proudly served his country on the front lines in Korea. He was awarded two purple hearts, three bronzes stars and numerous other honors. He was self employed in the painting and drywall business most of his life, later working as a regional manager for an oilfield service company. He was a long time member of the NZISD School Board & Fire Department and served an integral role in establishing the NZ Municipal Water District. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening and loved old-time country music.
Parmer was preceded in death by his wife of 49.5 years, Barbara; his daughter, Ginger Boyd; his parents, Charles Henry and Ida Blanche Donaho; three brothers, Charles Aubrey (Ned) Donaho, J.W. Donaho, and Henry Donaho; and two sisters, Bonnie Johnson and Ida Bell Salas.
He is survived by three daughters, Marsene Emert of Bryan, Wyona Ballard and husband, Vance of North Zulch, Renia Kyle and husband, Brian of North Zulch; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
“Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory” – Betty Smith