Donald Poston, age 79, of Marble Falls, Texas, passed away on September 18, 2019 at Granite Mesa in Marble Falls. Don was born on October 18, 1939 in Statesville, North Carolina, the fourth of five children to Paul Poston and Dorothy Thomas Poston.
Don spent his youth in Lumberton, North Carolina where he graduated from Lumberton High School. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp where he actively served from 1958-1962. He made lifelong friends in the Corp and was extremely proud of his service in the armed forces protecting his beloved United States of America.Don was a gifted craftsman. For many years, he worked alongside his brother in the commercial and residential construction industry and continued making beautiful wood furniture throughout his retirement.
His love for gospel and country music was shared through his talents of singing and songwriting, and playing many instruments including the guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and piano. Don was also an avid outdoorsman. From the Rocky Mountains to the Texas Hill Country, he spent time with friends of all ages on hunting and fishing excursions. Most of all, Don loved his family. His wife of 29 years, Peggy Fennell Poston, was the love of his life. Not only did Don give love, but he was loved and cherished by his siblings, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, and many friends.
Don is survived by his wife Peggy Fennell Poston of Marble Falls, Texas; sister Barbara Poston Moore of Lumberton, North Carolina; Jim Poston and wife Donna of Bakersville, North Carolina; sister-in-law Nancy Britt Poston of Glade Valley, North Carolina; daughter Ronda Poston Benfield and husband Randy of Statesville, North Carolina; son Donald Poston II of Statesville, North Carolina; son-in-law James Bingham III of San Antonio, Texas; grandson’s Nicholas Bradford and Alison of Charlotte, North Carolina, Zac Benfield and Lauren of Newton, Massachusetts, Luke Benfield and Corinne of Manchester, New Hampshire, James Bingham IV of San Antonio; granddaughters Kasey Benfield and Roy of Sparks, Nevada, Addalyn Poston of Statesville, North Carolina; great- granddaughter Jaina Bradford of Charlotte, North Carolina; step-children Donna Holland Wilcox and Brad Wilcox, Meredith Holland Clowdus and Canyon Clowdus, and Todd Holland; step-grandchildren Ethan Holland, Emily Holland, Stralen Clowdus, Sterling Clowdus, Saige Clowdus, and Christian Wilcox; step-great grandchild Brier Clowdus; and many nieces and nephews.
Don is preceded in death by his parents Paul Poston and Dorothy Thomas Poston, his sister Gayle Poston Freeman of Lumberton, North Carolina, brother Tommy Poston of Glade Valley, North Carolina, and daughter Dawn Poston Bingham of San Antonio, Texas.
The family wishes to express a special thank you for the friendship and support of Patsy Gray, Kara Nell Hall, and Jil Dillard; and to the staff of New Century Hospice and Granite Mesa Health Center for their gentle help in his final days.
In lieu of usual remembrances, memorial contributions may be made in Don’s honor to the American Stroke Association at www.stroke.org for the donation link or instructions on mailing a memorial check.
Gatherings to celebrate the life of Donald Poston will be held on Tuesday, September 24 from 12:30-2:30pm at Cremation Advocates by Putnam, 206 Ave H, Suite 204, Marble Falls, Texas, and in Statesville, North Caroline in the month of October 2019.
Cremation services have been entrusted to Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory in Kingsland, Texas.