Donald Gene Sult Donald Gene Sult, 87, of Austin entered into the loving arms of His Heavenly Father on August 14, 2013 while at home with his family. Don was born February 15, 1926 in Yale, Oklahoma. At 16 years of age, he joined the U.S. Marines and with the 21st Regiment he fought in WWII in the battles of Guam and Iwo Jima. After WWII he returned to Yale to complete his senior year of high school. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army where he spent 25 years in service for his country. During these years his military service included the following: Instructor US Army Parachute School, Fort Benning, GA, NCO in charge of Travel Clearance Section for US Forces in Europe, NCO in charge of Personnel Classification and Assignment Section for the US Army Artillery & Missile Center, Fort Sill, OK., Senior NCO Inspector General Section, Fort Sill, Sergeant Major to Commander-in-Chief, United Nation Forces, General C.H. Bonesteel. He completed his military service as the Senior NCO, US Army Advisory Group, Texas National Guard at Camp Mabry, Austin. Upon returning from WWII, he met Jeanine Dale Edge. They married on May 20, 1948, and enjoyed spending the next 65 years together building and nurturing a family. He was a brother, cousin and friend to many others and has left a legacy of love for his family, friends and country and more importantly faith in Jesus Christ, his Savior. Don was preceded in death by his parents Freda and Raymond Lunday and his brother Gale Sult. Don is survived by his wife Jeannine, daughters Kay Ballard and Jan Lunday-Roebuck along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o'clock until eight o'clock in the evening, on Friday, the 16th of August 2013, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. A private burial will be held followed by a Memorial Celebration of his life at Austin Baptist Church, 7016 Ribelin Ranch Rd. on Saturday, August 17, 11:00 AM. Condolences may be sent to www.cookwaldenfuneralhome.com
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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Aug. 16, 2013