Bohannan, Don

Don Cloyd Bohannan

September 29, 1933 - November 25, 2020

Don Cloyd Bohannan of Heath, Texas passed away November 25, 2020 at the age of 87. He was born September 29, 1933 to Rev. Thomas A. Bohannan and Vida Lucille Preston in Fort Worth, Texas. Don graduated with a BBA from Baylor University. He proudly served as a lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Don was the owner of Pizza Spa Enterprises until retirement, after which he became owner and operator of Grandy’s in Rockwall for many years. He served as a Deacon at First Baptist Church Heath, Texas.

While stationed in Dayton, Ohio, Don met and married Sandra Jean Matthews on August 18, 1956. They were married for 45 years, during which time he was a devoted family man and made sure his 3 daughters had wonderful and significant life experiences, including: devotedly attending church at First Baptist church of Heath; owning and keeping horses, which led to active membership at the Rockwall Riding Club; family vacations to Dude or Guest Ranches, in Colorado for weeks at a time; building a swimming pool and tennis court for family and friends to enjoy; maintaining a very productive vegetable garden; providing piano and voice lessons for his daughters, and always a menagerie of pets. There were also “opportunities” to go fishing, which was HIS favorite hobby. He will forever be remembered by his daughters for making sure their life was purposeful, meaningful and FUN!

Don is survived by his 3 daughters, Gale and Rev. Mark S Simpson of Canyon Lake, Texas; Brenda Cantrell and fiancé Dan Rubey of Anna, Texas; and, Cathy Young of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He loved his 8 grandchildren: Anthony Simpson, Cassie Hamilton, Aubrey VanNortwick, Alexandra Minx, Casey McClelland, Christine Frazier, Taylor Young and James Young; also 9 great-grandchildren: Haley, Emma, Jake, Paris, Ty, Josie, Isla, Olivia and Margeaux.

Don is survived by 3 siblings, Dr. Wayne Bohannan of Hurst, Texas; Joyce McCorkle of Keller, Texas; and Dr. Roger Bohannan of Keller, Texas. Also his former wife, Sandra Jean Bohannan of New Braunfels, Texas and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Dr. Jim McCorkle. 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 19, 2020 at First Baptist Church Heath, 224 Smirl Dr, Heath, Texas 75032. Interment will be held at Heath Cemetery directly afterward for family.

Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church Heath, 224 Smirl Dr, Heath, Texas 75032, <>; or Heath Cemetery Association, 109 Lemley Dr., Heath, Texas, 75032.

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Don was one of the strong roots for my younger years. Loved him and he will always be an inspiration to me and my family, He was a man of God and will be missed here on earth. We look forward to the the time our paths my cross again in heaven. Bless his family and all who loved him, Bryan Bohannan, December 18, 2020 Don was one of my close friends that I grew up with, we played, hunted, fished and built our own chemistry lab out of apple boxes. we made our own gun powder, tnt and nitroe.....which blew our building away and liked to have give us best. Don was a true friend that stood by you and one that you could count on. He will be missed by all of us that knew him. bill mcglaun, December 11, 2020 Would I like to say a few words? Truth be told...I could never say enough words about this man. I and my little sisters, Lisa Burgess, Becca Robinson and Elizabeth Stone would not know how to swim, if it weren't for this man. We spent countless hours at his house swimming, playing tennis and just hanging out on his porch or in the game room. He taught me to swim and to dive and to back dive...He and Sandra were so hospitable and their home was a refuge for many of us. I will never forget the 4th of July at their house every year, watching the fireworks over the lake and eating homemade ice cream. Those are some of my fondest memories growing up. Here are the other things he taught me. He loved Jesus and it showed in his face and his life. He was kind. He loved his church and his pastor. As a preacher's kid, you are acutely aware of, who has your dad's six. He served this country with distinction and honor. He was one of the hardest workers I have ever known. He was a smart business man and ran successful businesses and never compromised professionalism or ethics. I have every confidence that as Mr. Bohannan laid his talents at the feet of Jesus, He said "Well done my good and faithful servant." Lastly, I know without a shadow of doubt that if you are reading this, he would want you to know that if you haven't already given your life to Jesus, you should repent of your sins, and accept the free gift of God's salvation through His Son Jesus Christ today. Christy Sisk DeWitt, December 1, 2020 Brenda I wanted to let you know I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Sending hugs and prayers!
Kristi Lobban, November 30, 2020