Donald Ross Gips, 73, of Cuero passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. He was born July 8, 1946 in Cuero to the late Clifton and Grace Gips. He graduated from Cuero High School in 1964. He attended Victoria College until May 1966. He then joined the Unites States Navy where he served aboard the U.S.S. Higbee, San Diego, California. After his honorable discharge in May 1970, he attended Southwest Texas State University and graduated with a B.A in Business Management in May of 1973. During his time in college, he became a member of the 70-73 Southwest Texas State golf team where he met his lifelong friend, John Roberts. After graduating, he returned to Cuero and joined his father in business. Altogether, they ran Gips TV for 38 years. Don and Antranette were married in Cuero on Aug. 1, 1981. Don’s passion was golf - He loved the game. He enjoyed practicing , playing a good round with friends and competing in tournaments. His second passion was cars, specifically Corvette’s. His family was his pride and joy. He loved them dearly. He was a kind, thoughtful, caring and loving man. He will be deeply missed.
He leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Antranette Gips; sons, Clinton Chad Henderson (Nikki) of McKinney and Doak Ross Gips of Austin; brothers, Clifton R. Gips (Charlotte) of San Marcos and James Ottis Gips (Lanette) of Cuero; sister, Beth Gips Feril (Aubrey) of Cuero; Grandchildren, Abby and Parker Henderson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Grace Gips.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 23, 9:30 a.m. at St. Marks Lutheran Church. Funeral Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Paul Muehlbrad and Rev. Ron Shull officiating. Reception immediately following in the fellowship hall.
Pallbearers include J.P. Gips, Matt Gips, Hunter Feril, Kelly Shull, Keith Shull and Brian Gomez.
Honorary Pallbearers include Frank Burns, Rick Wheeler, Charles Papacek, John Roberts, Jay Bramlette and Members of 70-73 Southwest Texas State Golf Team.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Daniel Dugi and Todd Gann and Staff for the kind and loving care given to us.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Myositis Association - myositis.org/donate - Polymyositis Research or Hospice of South Texas.
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Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.