Don James Daigle

Don James Daigle, 80, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2022, in Houston, Texas.  He was born on October 30, 1941, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Olden and Nina (Hebert) Daigle. Don is survived by his daughter, Cindi Pettit and her husband, Ron; his sons, Don Alan Daigle, Chip Daigle and his wife Traci; his sisters, Glenda Lambert and her husband, Grady, and Ida Steele; his grandchildren, Zach Smith, Nolan, Bowen and Gracyn Daigle; numerous family members and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Leola Daigle, and 2 grandchildren, Lindsey Borger and Jesse Smith.

When his nation called, he answered by joining the United States Air Force and served proudly. Don had a passion for golf, he played regularly and rarely missed watching tournaments on TV. And his love of the Houston Astros was matched by no one, the proof being over half of his shirts were branded as such. His fun-loving personality allowed him to never meet a stranger. A beloved father and grandfather who cared deeply for his family and was indeed a friend to all. Don will be greatly missed.

On Friday, July 22, 2022, Don’s family will greet guests from 9:30 am to 10:00 am followed by a Celebration Of Live at 10:00 am at Crowder Funeral Home – Chapel, Webster, TX. Don’s ashes will be placed at Houston National Cemetery, with Military Honors at a later time.

The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation in his name to:

Amy & Friends provide support for the health and well being of sufferers of Cockayne Syndrome and their families. They work with leading doctors and researchers across the globe working towards treatment and a cure for this horrible genetic disease that affected 2 of Don’s grandchildren.


  1. We are all heartbroken to lose one of our outstanding
    TJ 1960 graduates. He was always a pleasure to be
    with and caring of others. Heaven is so blessed to have
    this Angel. Miss you Don 🙏💋🙏💋😇

    Janice Hays Crockett
  2. Don was a good friend for over 65 years.
    We never lost touch. He was Godfather
    to one of my daughters and they kept in touch
    For 60+ years. I know that Heaven welcomed
    Don with open arms and he’s been reunited
    many loved ones. He will be missed.

    Pat Flowers Newman
  3. Tip and I miss him too. He was always a pleasure to be around
    He will be a perfect angel. Miss you Don

    Lynda McClelland
  4. I knew Mr. Don from Chambers County Golf Course. He was instrumental in helping me get a job there. He was such a sweet and friendly person and will be truly missed.

    Cynthia Scribner
  5. Always our friend. You will be missed. Love you always. Enjoy heaven.
    Ginger and Tommy

    Ginger and Tommy
  6. We had the pleasure of getting to know Don through his daughter, Cindi. He was always a bright shining force of nature coming by the office to take his daughter to lunch. Rest in peace, Don Daigle. We know you will be watching over your loved ones from heaven.

    Rick and Susan Zick
  7. I only met Don briefly through his daughter Cindi, but I could see she was a daddy’s girl and that they loved each other very much. Both of them had a glowing spirit and infectious laughter together and filled the room with joy! Sending love and prayers to the family for this loss on earth and grateful for a glorious reunion that is in store in the future through our savior Jesus Christ.

    Bonnie and Tim Benkula
  8. I was so blessed to have him as my Godfather for 60 years. I loved him so much and will always remember his sweet smile. I know he is enjoying himself now with my Daddy.

    Kim Lambert
  9. I only got to know him for a couple of years but he was always a very sweet man. I Truly enjoyed the times we got to be with him and visit with him especially at the golf course. My Prayers go out to the family in your time of need.🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Joanne Lilley and family
  10. I met Don through his sister, Ida. He was always so pleasurable to be around, always a smile on his face, but he smiled with his eyes. Such a wonderful brother supporting his sister in all she did. He was such a loving person and will truly be missed by all that knew him. God bless his family and friends through this sad time. May we all remember, he will always be with us in our hearts and memories.
    Rest in peace, Don!

    Jean Heubach
  11. Prayers & Condolences to the family for their great loss. May you Rest In Peace my sweet cousin .Love you 🙏💔🙏💔

    Terry Williams
  12. Prayers and Condolences to the family❤️ May You Rest In Peace.Love you always Cuz 🙏💔🙏💔

    Terry Williams
  13. As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness. -Psalm 17:15

  14. I met Don at El Dorado CC back in the 80’s. We played many, many rounds of golf together. He was a wonderful person to play with. I never knew of Don to do or say anything inappropriate. He was a true Gentleman. He not only was a fantastic golf partner, but a great friend. We have stayed in touch all these years. I will miss him and know his family will truly miss him as well. I know he is playing that beautiful golf course in heaven today.

    Bob Morris
  15. We love you and pray for peace and comfort for your family during this time. Your daddy was loved by so many people. We are blessed to have known him.

    Lisa Latham

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