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Don Yandell


Don Ervin Yandell passed from this life on Nov. 26, 2021.

Services were held on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 in Graham, at Morrison Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pioneer Cemetery.

Don was born in Weinert on June 21, 1935 to the late Henry Clay “Pick” Yandell and Ruby Ann (Howard) Yandell. He graduated from Weinert High School where he played six man football. He married Shirley Nell Guinn, June 16, 1956. They lived in Munday, where he worked as a butcher. A year later they moved to Graham. Don went to work for Mrs. Baird’s Bread as a route man. He retired from Mrs. Baird’s Bread 40 years later as a supervisor. He and Shirley were members of East Side Church of Christ. He loved his family and treasured spending time with them and talking on the phone, especially with his granddaughter Kayla and great granddaughter Lizzy. He always told his daughter Kim, “The darkest day is just before the dawn.” He was faithfully devoted to his wife Shirley, whom he spoiled. He took care of her during a very trying long illness, even though he was fighting a tough battle himself with incurable Multiple Myeloma Cancer. He never complained and always put others first, always keeping a positive outlook on life.

He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Nell (Guinn) Yandell; parents Henry Clay “Pick” and Ruby Yandell; brothers Boyd, James and Howard Yandell; sister Margaret Tidwell.

He is survived by his daughter Kim Hupp and husband Don of Wichita Falls; granddaughter Kayla Henderson and husband Trent and great granddaughter Lizzy of Wichita Falls; sister Patsy Yandell of Stamford.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76310 or the American Cancer Society.