Donald Jay Sebastian
Donald Jay Sebastian
  • August 11, 1952 - November 2, 2017
  • The Woodlands, Texas

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Donald Jay Sebastian, 65, of The Woodlands, Texas, passed away November 2, 2017. A loving, proud, and kind man, a true Texan, he will be missed by many.

He was born in Houston, Texas, on August 11, 1952. Don graduated from Spring Branch High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Business from Trinity University. He married Elizabeth (Betsy) Collins Bland on June 29, 1974. Don worked in finance, operations, and management for several companies throughout his career: Texaco, J.M. Huber, Michael Baker, Alamo Energy, SWV Energy, and Advanced Fabric Technology. Don loved to travel, taking his family on many wonderful vacations throughout the years. He especially enjoyed camping at Lake Travis with his family and friends. Don was a devoted fan of the Houston Astros.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Eugene, mother, Doris Layne, and brother, Harold Eugene Jr. (Gene). Don is survived by his wife of 43 years, Betsy, daughters Emily Lane (Tim), Jenny Dew (Jeremy), Laura Kunkel (Tyler), eight grandchildren - Evan, Kyra, and Noah Lane, Brady, Elliott, and Liesel Dew, and Caleb and Audrey Kunkel. He is also survived by brothers Bob Sebastian (Abby), and Wayne Sebastian (Sharon), and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Visitation services will be held on Tuesday, November 7, from 5 pm - 8 pm, at Forest Park in The Woodlands. The memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 8, at 11 am, at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, in Robb Chapel.

To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website in the obituaries at In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Don's name at one of the following three organizations: Trinity University Baseball, Christmas Miracles at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, and Friends of Garner State Park.