Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Donald “Don” Lancaster 1932-2024


Donald Ray “Don” Lancaster, 92, passed away peacefully Friday, June 6, 2024 at his home in Springtown, surrounded by his family.

Funeral service was at 11 a.m., Monday, June 17, at Alexander's Midway. Burial: Veal Station.

Don was born Jan. 1, 1932 in Kennedale to Paul and Birdie (Sitchler) Lancaster.

Don’s parents moved to Springtown when he was 4 years old and settled on the family farm where Don grew up and lived the rest of his life. He attended Azle High School, graduating in 1950. Shortly after, he married the love of his life, Betty, and they were married for 42 years. Don served proudly in the Army during the Korean War and later owned a waste management company for many years. He was a kind and gentle man with a strong work ethic. Don loved to take trips with Betty in their motorhome.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Lancaster; and son, Michael.

Don is survived by his son, Steve Lancaster and wife Melody; grandchildren, Steven and wife Krista Lancaster, Michael Lancaster, Colton Lancaster and wife Brittany and Shawna; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Zane and James, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.