Don G. Slocomb died peacefully on December 22, 2022. Born on March 11, 1934 in Galena Park, he lived a full life. After a year of teaching junior high band, Don decided to pursue his clarinet professionally, earning a master’s degree at the University of Houston and studying at Julliard, polishing his technique in regional orchestras, and finally performing for thirty-three years with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Don and wife Carol long planned to retire to Alpine after twenty-five years at the Davis Mountains Fitness and Training Camp.
Don will be missed. He was a Masters National Championship runner who completed nineteen marathons, a fearless home improvement builder, a freeform knitter, and an early adapter to technology. Always a performer he organized barbershop quartets, conducted and sang in the Community Chorale, in the Church choir, and played in the Community Band. He loved to work a room, especially with his collection of hats.
Don was preceded in death by his parents Don B. and Lois, sister Cynthia, and son Clifford. He is survived by Carol, his wife of forty-eight years, two sisters, seven children, nieces and nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
A memorial service for Don will be held on January 7, 2023, at 1:30, at the First Presbyterian Church, Alpine, Texas and livestreamed at Alpine Fpc (facebook.com).
In lieu of flowers please contribute to the Alpine Public Library or a favorite charity.
Online condolences may be left at: www.alpinememorialfuneralhome.com
Services have been entrusted to Alpine Memorial Funeral Home in Alpine, Texas.