Donald C. Reiland
August 22, 1931
September 16, 2004
Donald C. Reiland, resident of Washington County, passed away on September 16, 2004 at The Methodist Hospital in Houston.
He was born in Houston on Oct. 22, 1931 to Roy L. Reiland, Sr. and Myra Smith Reiland. He served in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps in France during Korean Conflict. Donald was always involved in the grocery business working as a salesman with Kraft Foods in Houston and San Antonio; a general manager of Sunny’s Convenience Stores and then a Broker-Representative with his partners in HBR (Herndon-Bacarisse-Reiland). In 1993 he retired to his beloved pecan farm near Brenham.
Donald was baptized into the Woodland Presbyterian Church in Houston as a young man. He became a United Methodist after his marriage to Marvalyn Vick on July 25, 1958. He was a member of St. Philips United Methodist Church in Houston and currently a member of First United Methodist Church in Brenham.
Survivors include wife, Marvalyn Vick Reiland of Brenham; brother and sister-in-law Kenneth M. and Annie Ruth Reiland of Huntsville; cousin Eddie Joe Haynes of Refugio; mother-in-law Syble M. Vick of Austin; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Shirley and Jimmy Carter of Austin; nieces and nephews; and a host of cherished friends.
Donald was preceded in death by parents; father-in-law, Lubie Vick; beloved school teacher, Sister Eugene Hickey; and cousin Virginia Haynes Kennedy.
Visitation will be this evening from 6-8 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel.
A private committal will be Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004 10 a.m. in the Masonic Cemetery, Chappell Hill. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the First United Methodist Church of Brenham with Dr. Wesley Welborn and Rev. Sam Duree officiating. Pallbearers are Bill Smith of Cuero; Jim Liptai of Sugarland; Larry Twardowski of Spring; Kirk Hanath, Gary Lehde, Mike Kalil, Earnie Mann and Marvin Schulte all of Brenham. Honorary pallbearers are Don Bidwell of Richmond; Herman Birkelbach, Leroy Thielemann and Gilbert Schultz all of Brenham.
Don’s many friends will remember his kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity. Don loved people, flowers and the beauty of nature. He also loved his pets and cared for all birds and animals. If desired, memorials may be made to Donald Austin Animal Shelter, 2007 Old Chappell Hill Rd., Brenham, TX 77833.
Funeral services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. 979-836-3611 www.brenham-memorial-chapel.com