Donald Updyke (1929 - 2014)

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Updyke, Donald Gene Passed away after a short illness on April 1, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Billie; his son Rick, and his wife Leah; and his grandchildren, Allen, Alex and Katie. Don was born on October 14, 1929 in Mexico, Missouri to Oliver and Ophelia Updyke. He attended the University of Missouri and later went on to a successful sales career in the recreational vehicle industry until he retired in 1992. Don donated his body to the UT Southwestern Medical School Willed Body Program. A memorial service will be held at Williams Funeral Home in Garland, Texas on Saturday, April 5 at 1:00 pm.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to VITAS Community Connection, c/o Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 8585 North Stemmons Freeway, Suite 200, South Tower, Dallas, TX 75247 or to the at


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Williams Funeral Directors
1600 South Garland Avenue
Garland, TX 75040-7637
(972) 276-5000
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Apr. 4, 2014
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