Don Schow

Don Ray Schow

Wednesday, January 22nd, 1936 - Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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Don Ray Schow, 83, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Private Interment: At a later date.

Born January 22, 1936 in Clifton, Texas, he was a one of a kind uncle who loved his family, a good joke, hunting, Big Book meetings, Jackie “the kid”, and his love Rita Ann. Don attended Technical High School in Fort Worth while working at Luskey’s Western Stores. In 1953, he married Rita Ann Wagner, they had just celebrated 66 years of marriage. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958-60 in Panama. Upon his return, he worked at General Motors for the next 30 years, becoming a foreman. He also successfully owned and operated Schow Roofing Co. for 30 years.

He was an enthusiastic woodworker, folk artist, and watercolorist who specialized in carving gun stocks, one of which is in the museum in Clifton, Texas. One of his proudest accomplishments was his active friendships in Alcoholics Anonymous, with 29 years sober. He had recently been elected to the local board.
Although they never had children, they had plenty of love to give to their nieces and nephews, especially Jackie, “the kid”, who lived with them during her high school years.

He was the fourth child born to Peder Evan Schow and Leone Jones Schow. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Pete and Charles Schow, and his sister, Peggy Branham.

Survivors: He is survived by his loving wife, Rita and his sister, Joy Schow Pearce.

Wade Family Funeral Home
(817) 274-9233
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