Donnie Fuqua (’86)

Donnie Lee Fuqua was born October 7, 1962. He passed away on January 3, 2021 at the age of 58.

He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph W. Fuqua Jr.

He is survived by his mother, Martha Fuqua. He is also survived by his sisters Lindy Baker (and spouse Bob), Kathy Edris and Janet Fuqua; and his nephews and nieces Peter Edris, Travis Baker (and spouse Annie), Andrew Baker and Sarah Hobson (and spouse Blake); and his grandnieces Selena Edris, Jasmine Edris, Charlotte Baker and Elizabeth Baker.

When he was young Donnie loved to make model rockets and play the trumpet. He began programming computers in high school. He graduated in 1981 then went on to get his bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston. He worked in computer programming and IT support for over a decade in Houston, San Antonio and Austin before his health forced him to stop working.

Donnie struggled with mental illness for most of his life but was able to accomplish a lot. He will be greatly missed.

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