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In Memory of

Donald Combs Wren

August 22, 1933 - May 13, 2017

Obituary


Donald Combs Wren, 83, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017. Don was born August 22, 1933 to Bob and Mattie Wren, in Big Spring, TX and was a graduate of Big Spring High School. He met his lifelong soulmate and wife of 63-years, Barbara Mason Wren, from Fort Worth, TX, at North Texas State University. Don enlisted in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War, and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, in Oceanside, CA. Upon serving his country, Don and Barbara moved back to Fort Worth, TX where they have resided ever since. Don...

Donald Combs Wren, 83, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017. Don was born August 22, 1933 to Bob and Mattie Wren, in Big Spring, TX and was a graduate of Big Spring High School. He met his lifelong soulmate and wife of 63-years, Barbara Mason Wren, from Fort Worth, TX, at North Texas State University. Don enlisted in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War, and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, in Oceanside, CA. Upon serving his country, Don and Barbara moved back to Fort Worth, TX where they have resided ever since. Don obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from TCU in 1958; and,followed that up with a great career of 37 Years at General Dynamics / Lockheed Martin, retiring as Director of Procurement in 1996. A proud "West Texan", Don could tell a story like no other, and even if you've never been to Big Spring, TX, he made you feel like you grew up there, after hearing his life experiences growing up in that special area he loved.west Texas. He was an avid follower of local sports teams, Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, and he was a long time season ticket holder with the Dallas Cowboys. He particularly loved TCU Sports, and when able, regularly attended all TCU sporting events. Don is survived by his wife Barbara; their 3 children, Leslee Browning and husband, Trey, of Fort Worth;Lori Schimmel, and husband, Breck, of Keller; Jim Wren and wife, Jana, of Flower Mound; 6 Grandchildren, Lindsey, Ashley, Kirby, Dustin, Nicole, and Nathan; and 8 Great Grandchildren; sisters Belva Hess of San Antonio; Lana Overton of Carthage TX; and countless friends and extended family.

Donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, 800 W 5th Street; Fort Worth, TX 76102; or the American Heart Association, http://www.heart.org.

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Visitation Service
First United Methodist Church
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2:00pm

Funeral Service
First United Methodist Church
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2:00pm

Committal Service
Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park
Following Church Service