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Thomas Lee (T.L.) Donohoo III, 65, of Mission, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loved ones on Friday, June 14, 2013.
Mr. Donohoo was born in Hobbs, N.M. on Nov. 10, 1947. He was married to Beth Rash Donohoo from August of 1968 until her passing in 1992. He honorably served in the United States Marine Corps from 1968 to 1972. Mr. Donohoo was employed by Lack's Furniture for over 30 years.
He was an avid huntsman, boatman, and artifact collector. He also had a passion for reading and learning that influenced all who knew him. T.L. was a gifted storyteller who received great joy by captivating people with his humor, quotes, and anecdotes.
He is survived by his daughter, Breidi Toney (Jason); son, Capt. Lee Donohoo (Bree); four grandchildren, Ellen Toney, Madeline Donohoo, Heath and Mallory Toney; and his companion for the past 16 years, Sharron Shilvock.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lt. Col. Thomas Lee Donohoo, Jr., and mother, Jane E. Donohoo of Sweetwater.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Kreidler Funeral Home in McAllen.
T.L was a great American and true patriot; please make donations to The Wounded Warrior Project in lieu of flowers.
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