April 21, 1934 - July 14, 2020
Don Robert Saye, born April 21, 1934 in Vilonia, Arkansas to Robert and Martha Drought Saye, passed away peacefully at his home on July 14, 2020 in Richardson, TX at the age of 86 years. Don was a class of 1952 graduate of Conway High School in Conway, Arkansas where he was the Future Tradesman of Arkansas, President of the Conway Chapter and also Vice-President of the State Chapter. After graduating Don moved to California where he achieved his Real Estate License in 1959. He then married the love of his life, Gloria “Gale” Glover, August 19, 1961. They had 2 children, Malisa and Daren. Don moved his family to Texas in 1979 to pursue his Real Estate Career. He worked a majority of his life in Real Estate and part-time at the Home Depot where he retired in February of 2016. Don was loved by many and known as the “Gentle Giant”. He loved his family and always was a wonderful provider, Husband, Father, Papa and Great Papa. He also loved the many family pets throughout the years and they all loved him. He had a passion for serving in his church, always had a smile on his face and was always dressed to the 9’s. He believed in charitable donations and made many throughout his life. In 2016 he experienced the great loss of his wife, Gale, of 54 years and in 2019 he lost his son, Daren at age 50. Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved daughter, Malisa Saye, grandchildren, Danyell Reynolds (Mike) and Dana Saye, great grandchildren, Emma and Rhea Reynolds. Many cousins and a multitude of friends. A Memorial Service will be held in Don’s honor on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 11:00 am in the chapel of Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home (19310 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75252) with Jay Smith Officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Don’s honor to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or the American Cancer Society.
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