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Donny "Treetop" Shawn

October 10, 1939 January 26, 2020
Donny "Treetop" Shawn
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Obituary for Donny "Treetop" Shawn

Donny “Treetop” Shawn, age 80 of Albany, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, January 30th at the United Pentecostal Church in Albany with Bro. Lee Hail officiating. Interment will follow in the Albany Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 29th at Morehart Mortuary of Albany.

Donny Lee Shawn was born October 10, 1939 in Bridgeport, Texas to parents James Shawn and Mary Elizabeth Parson Shawn. He graduated from Abilene High School. On April 24, 1960, he married Helen Cooper in Albany, Texas. Better known as “Treetop”, Donny worked in the oilfield for many years, working for Bridwell Oil Company and later G&L Oilfield and Holsen Oil Service. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one daughter, Penny Williams.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Helen Shawn of Albany; two daughters, Mary Shawn and Bruce McGee of Abilene, Gracie Shawn and Jeff Hansel of Albany; three siblings, Gerald Shawn, Linda Shawn, Gracie DeLay, all of Bridgeport; three grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at

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6:00 PM 1/29/2020 6:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/29/2020 7:00:00 PM
Morehart Mortuary - Albany

77 North Main Street
Albany, TX 76430

Morehart Mortuary - Albany
77 North Main Street Albany 76430 TX
United States





2:00 PM 1/30/2020 2:00:00 PM
United Pentecostal Church

1331 Central St.
Albany, Texas 76430

United Pentecostal Church
1331 Central St. Albany 76430 Texas
United States

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Albany Cemetery Final Resting Place

US 283 N
Albany, TX 76430

US 283 N Albany 76430 TX
United States

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