Donald Ray Fuqua passed away at the age of 83 on September 19th, 2020 in his daughter's home, surrounded by family. Don was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1937, where he began raising hell during his childhood in Ballinger and graduated from Sonora High School in 1955. He was the son of Lamar Earl Fuqua and Gladys Holt Fuqua. Don attended Southern Methodist University on a football scholarship and graduated from Howard Payne University with a bachelor's degree in business. Don's most revered passion in life was coaching football, where he coached high schools all over Texas up to the college level at the University of Wyoming. He coached alongside the Texas greats Bum Philips and Spike Dykes. He spent his later years working as a real estate agent and broker.\nDon had a larger than life personality, never met a stranger, and loved his family fiercely. He loved fishing, watching football, and making a killer brisket on the grill. He was a member of the Methodist church and was a valued member of his community. He is survived by his daughters Christie Fuqua White (Dallas, TX), Jennifer and Kenney De LA Garza (Midland, TX), Whitney and Jim Milligan (Friendswood, TX), and Courtney Fuqua (Austin, TX). He is also survived by his grandchildren Cory Herrera, Peyton White, Paige White, Jake Parras, Riley Hebert, and Peyton Milligan. He is also survived by his siblings Linda and Don Metcalf and Steve Fuqua. He is preceded in death by his mother and father Lamar and Gladys, his sister-in-law Connie Fuqua, and his brother Kenneth Fuqua.\nThe funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 26th at 2pm in Houston, Texas at Carnes Funeral Home, 1102 Indiana Street, Houston, TX 77587. The viewing will be held from 1pm to the time of the service.\nIn lieu of flowers donations may be made to : Conservation\nCCA Texas, 6919 Portwest Dr., Suite 100, Houston, TX 77024, and indicate:\nWe want to celebrate Don's life responsibly amidst a global pandemic, so please wear a mask while indoors and stay home if you are sick.