Donald Lee Kopecky

donald kopecky

June 7, 1957 ~ January 14, 2015

Donald Lee Kopecky, 57, of Flynn, was called home to the Lord Wednesday, January 14. Viewing and funeral services will be held at Flynn Assembly of God on Saturday, January 17. Viewing will from 12:30 pm to 2 pm with Funeral services at 2pm. Bro. Rick Smith will preside over services. Donald will be cremated and his remains will be buried at the family plots at a later date. Services have been entrusted to Cozart Funeral Home in Normangee.

Donald Kopecky was born in Baytown on June 7, 1957 to his parents Elo J. Kopecky Sr. and Janie (Nesrsta) Kopecky. Donald was called to the ministry in his late teens. He was a Pastor, teaching about the Bible, and serving the Lord thru song. Donald was the Chief of the Palacios Fire Department and was active with them for many years. His hands were very gifted he could fix anything, which made him a jack of all trades. This helped him find a career that was dear to his heart, Texas Baptist Encampment, where he would fix anything that needed fixing as the Maintenance Supervisor. He also helped with the children programs and even filled in in the kitchen. Donald enjoyed fishing in Palacios on his time off, which lead to his other passion cooking. He loved to cook big family meals and you never left hungry.

Donald is survived by his brothers; Elo J. Kopecky Jr., Lonnie W. Kopecky and wife Betty, and James W. Kopecky and wife Donna; his sisters; Joyce Aldridge and husband Jim, and Doris McNeese; and many Nieces and Nephews. Preceded in death by both his parents; Elo and Janie Kopecky; and a nephew Timothy McNeese.

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  1. I would like to express my condolences to your family, it can be hard for friends and family to find the right words to express at difficult times like these. The Bible is a great source to look into and has helped me personally when My dad passed away. A comforting thought is at Revelation 21:3,4, where it states “…And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry be anymore the former things have past away”. This scripture gives us hope for the future! You can also find comfort in Acts 24:15 – Death does not end it all. May Jehovah God bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. (Ps.46:1, Ps.83:18)

  2. When I met him, Don was a fixture a TBE. He freely shared his love of God and His people both with his hands and with his heart. Kelly and I spent the first half of our first year of marriage on staff at TBE and I remember fondly all the times Don and I worked together. My condolences to his family and to the extended family at TBE, Don Kopecky was a good friend. He will be missed.


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