Donald “Don” Eugene Fine

Donald “Don” Eugene Fine
Donald “Don” Eugene Fine

Donald “Don” Eugene Fine, 88, of Amarillo, TX died on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at First Baptist Church Amarillo, with Corky Holland and Danny Mize officiating.

Don was born on September 27, 1932, in Ibex, Texas to Arch and Thelma Fine. He graduated from Borger High School in 1951. After graduation, he served in the United States Air Force.

On June 19, 1958, he married Patsy Ruth Nance in Borger, Texas. They lived in Borger until 1991 when they moved to Amarillo.

He worked for the U.S. Postal Service and was an active member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. Don enjoyed his retirement as a golf marshal and volunteering at BSA Hospice of the Southwest. He enjoyed being outside, seeing people and serving them. He also loved volunteering at the Shriner’s Children’s Clinics. Don and Pat were members of First Baptist Church Amarillo and enjoyed watching their family and grandchildren grow there.

He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife Patsy and daughter Donna Votaw; his sisters Betty Schirlls, Shirley Coffee, and Pauline Pittman.

Survivors include his daughter Susan and husband Shawn Riley of Amarillo and their daughters Caroline Riley of Fort Worth and Georgia Riley of Amarillo; and three grandsons Ricky Votaw, Rowdy Votaw and family, and Rusty Votaw and family all of Amarillo.

The family would like to thank the staff of NWTH SICU and BSA Hospice of the Southwest for the exceptional care they provided to Don.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, ATTN: Donations, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Texas 75219.

Viewing will be available from 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

5 Replies to “Donald “Don” Eugene Fine”

  1. I had the pleasure of cleaning for Don while he lived at Park Central and he was the absolute greatest. He started a nickname I had for years “red” so simple but it stuck. He was a wonderful man, absolutely hilarious and one of the most honorable men I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. He will be dearly missed.

  2. I was honored to be able to care for Mr Fine during his time in ICU. I thanked him each day for his service, and he would say it was a long time ago, but that didn’t matter to me. He would thank everyone that cared for him, no matter if it was bringing a food tray or cleaning his room. A true gentleman. I am so sorry to his family, thank you for letting us care for him.

  3. Don was such a fine character. I never worked with him at the Borger Post Office, but delivered his mail & served with him for 30+ years in the local Letter Carrier Union. I’ll always remember Don for his jokes & sense of humor.

    Prayers for his family. I know he will be missed.

    God Bless,

    Lisa Gillispie

  4. Jimbo and Di Thompson will miss him very much. Knew him only a year or so at BCS The Continental on Floor Three; but greatly appreciated his warmth and good attitude towards life. Sad to see him go but know where he is going. Well done, Don.
    Jim & Dianne

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