Donnie Grant Strain of Bogata, Texas passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, September 16, 2022. He was surrounded by his loving family. Donnie was born on July 16, 1942, in Bogata, Texas to Donovan and Lorene Strain.
Donnie retired from Contel Communications where he worked as a lineman for thirty-two years. While working for the telephone company, he spotted the love of his life, Peggy Hunter, in the cotton fields of Bogata. They married on July 25, 1963, and to their union three lovely daughters were born. Donnie was a lifelong participant in the Bogata Rodeo Association, a volunteer for the Bogata Fire Department, and he was an avid outdoorsman as well as a proud member of the Oak Ridge Deer Camp since 1973. Donnie also found great joy in music. He loved to sing, play his guitar, and taught several others how to do the same.
Left to cherish his memory and carry on his legacy are his wife of 59 years, Peggy Strain of Bogata, Texas; daughters, Tammy and her husband, Kal Eldaher of Austin, Texas, and Donna and her husband Derek Prince of Dallas, Texas and son-in-law, Billy Barganski of Bogata, Texas; sister, Katherine, and her husband Gary Hedlund of Michigan; and grandchildren, Hanah Eldaher, Layth Eldaher, Farah Eldaher, Donnie Barganski, Jacob Prince, and Ava Prince;. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Barbara Dube’, and beloved daughter, Michelle Barganski.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the Cuthand United Methodist Church under the direction of Wood-Haggard Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Bogata Cemetery. Bro. John Purviance will officiate The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday evening at the Wood-Haggard Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Charles Don Lewis, Bubba Alford, Curtis Young, Jeff Mauldin, Cortney Huddleston, Chad Martin, and Colby Horn. Honorary pallbearers are Charley Lewis, Bill Buckman, Ray Allford, Ramon Mauldin, Berney Huddleston, Jimmy Puckett, and Kenneth Jeffrey.
To send flowers
to the family or plant a tree
in memory of Donnie G Strain, please visit our floral store.