Class of 1951
1951 Maroon Spotlight
Wrestling 48-50, F.F.A. 48-51.
Donald Eugene “Don” Murch
August 28, 1933 – March 11, 2018
Donald Eugene “Don” Murch, 84, of Kilgore, TX, entered into rest on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Longview after a lengthy illness.
Services will be conducted on Friday, March 16, 2018 at The Little Chapel by The Lake at Colonial Gardens Cemetery, Marshall at 10:00 am. Officiating the service will be Pastor James Henderson of East View Baptist Church of Kilgore where Mr. Murch was a Deacon. Entombment will follow at the mausoleum at Colonial Gardens.
Mr. Murch was born in Perry, OK, on August 28, 1933, to William B. and Rita Ann Knori Murch. He graduated from Perry high school in 1951 and married the love of his life, Peggy Ann Hoggatt, on December 22, 1951.
He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1962.
Mr. Murch retired from the Oil and Gas Industry as a consultant. In his retirement, he was an advocate for animals and a supporter of veterans and Native Americans.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Peggy Ann; his parents, William and Rita Ann Murch; daughter, Joyce Annette Murch Thornhill; one brother, Bill O. Murch and wife Helen; and one sister, Margaret Ann Fisher.
He is survived by one daughter, Donna Murch and husband Brian Aldsworth; one son, William “Bill” David Murch and wife, Denise; one niece, Debbie Fisher; two nephews, Dan Fisher and David Murch; brother in law, Pete Fisher; son in law, Sam Thornhill; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; his companion dog, Lizzy, and a host of friends.