Donald Baty
1941 - 2020
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Donald Eugene Baty
Donald lost his fight with the Covid Virus, December 16, 2020. He was born June 1, 1941.
Donald enjoyed life growing up in Houston and attending Lamar High School. After graduating, he went on to the University of Texas which was an orange and white passion he shared with his dad and brother. Donald was a proud member of the Beta Theta Phi Fraternity where he enjoyed college life and the Longhorn tradition.
After graduating in 1963, Don followed his father and brother's footsteps in the Insurance industry. Don's passion was always helping people and that is just what he did. He placed complicated risks for Insurance brokers in Texas and all around the world while working for Phoenix, Cravens and Wentzel Insurance Companies.
He loved Vegas and spent time learning the ropes at a young age which created a passion at the Black Jack table at Baleys. He loved his family and spent all his special days cooking a great meal for all, as well as carrying on with that funny laugh. He was blessed to have a wonderful friend and partner, Debra Pritchett who helped him through the tough times, especially being wiped out by Hurricane Katrina and his courageous battle with cancer. He loved life and lived life and will be missed.
Donald is preceded in death by his mother and his dad Benjamin T.C. Baty, Sr.
He is survived by his brother Ben T. Baty, Jr., (Bonnie); Nephews Rick Baty, (Kathy); Byron Baty, (Beverley) along with great nieces and nephews and one great, great nephew.
A private family service will be held in his honor.
You may donate in his honor to St. John Devine or MD Anderson or a charity of your choice.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Dec. 24, 2020.
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January 8, 2021
I am very sorry that Don lost his fight to Covid. I was Don’s sister-in-law, Melissa Baty’s sister. Dan and I were good friends. He was very intelligent, outgoing, charming, and could be very funny. Don had many friends and acquaintances and will be greatly missed.
Rhonda Hyland
December 31, 2020
With loving thoughts of a wonderful person. We spent 18 years together and I will miss you. Please love on Freemont until I get there.
My condolences to the family .. I do still love and miss you all !!
Melissa Baty
December 26, 2020
Donald was one of my very best friends starting with Lamar High School (Class of 1959) and was one of my groomsmen in my wedding. He was a great guy, friendly, intelligent and fun to be with. So sorry to hear of his passing. I will miss him.
Rick McDowell
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