Donald Keith Null, 86, passed from his earthly home to his heavenly home on May 29, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:7.
He was born on April 11, 1937, to Kenneth Null and Ruby Goode Null. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Bill Null. He is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years Laura Ann Null and their son Stephen Null. Also surviving numerous cousins.
Donald learned his work ethic at a young age. Afterschool and on Saturdays he stocked shelves and sacked groceries at his parentâ€™s grocery store on Levee St. Following the death of his father, his mother closed the store. Donald graduated from Brownsville High School in 1955, joined the Naval Reserve, and enrolled in an Electrical Apprentice School in Harlingen. He attended night classes, working during the day at Hargis Electric. After four years he graduated as a journeyman electrician. He worked 14 years at Star Electric. During this time, he was involved in a work-related accident which prohibited him from working for 2 years. Following his recovery, he went to work at Metro Electric for 22 years, retiring in 1996 as an Electrical Estimator. While at Metro he served on the board at the Rio Grande Valley I.E.C. Apprenticeship School. He also served on the board of electrical examiners for the City of Brownsville. He was an avid hunter, bowler, fisherman, baseball player, and competed in high power rifle matches. He earned a master shooter certificate. In 2009 he was inducted into the 38th Annual â€œLeo Najoâ€ Baseball Hall of Fame. He also was a coach for North Brownsville Little League in the 1970â€™s. In later years Donald received much satisfaction from volunteering at Central Christian Church. He served on the Board of Directors Property Committee.
Donald was a kind and generous man who gave his time, talent, and resources to help others.
A memorial Service will be held at Central Christian Church on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 10AM. 1100 E. Alton Gloor Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78526
In lieu of flowers a memorial donation to Central Christian Church missions fund or Sunny Glenn Childrenâ€™s Home San Benito would please Donald as he supported those causes.
Services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Flower Shop. 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, Texas. (956) 350-8485