Donald John Cartwright, 84, of Greenville died the night of Jan. 6, 2013, at Harrison House. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Jerrett Featherston officiating. Interment will be in Shady Grove Cemetery with full military honors.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Cartwright was born in Cove, Ark., on Dec. 11, 1928. He was the son of L.B. and Beulah Allen Cartwright. On July 17, 1964, he married Carolyn Cooper in Atlanta, Texas.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a lieutenant colonel and retired as a band director in east Texas and as counselor at Greenville High School. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from East Texas State University and a Master of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin University.
Mr. Cartwright was a member of Kavanaugh United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Cartwright of Greenville; daughter Melanie Cartwright of Frisco; a brother, Bob Cartwright and wife Sandra of Greenville; and grandchildren Jacob Wayne Mitchell and Jaclyn CarolAnn Mitchell.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Julia Lea Cartwright Mitchell, and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Audie Vick, Jim Coons, Jacob Mitchell, Jay Abercombie, Judd Abercombie and Craig Black.
Online condolences may be made at www.cokermathews.com