Donaldo Antonio Oliveira, 47, of Belton, Texas passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021, at a local hospital.
A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Belton.
Donald was the oldest son of Fatima C. Oliveira and Manuel Antonio Oliveira born on May 22, 1974, in Pico Azores, Portugal. He has always been incredibly close to his mother and became even more so after his two younger brothers passed away. Donald worked as a general manager for most of his adult life in order to support his family. He married the love of his life, Stacy Bixler, on September 27, 2003, in Upland, CA. Together they had four children. From the moment he saw their daughter, Alyssa, she had him wrapped around her finger. He was filled with so much joy and pride while he watched her grow into the beautiful fun loving young woman she has become. They were the best of friends all the while he kept a watchful eye to ensure she was protected. His family always teased him because he loved texting them with, what they called, “his big fat sausage fingers''. And it was with those “fingers” that he was sure to send daily text messages telling Alyssa, “I love you Pumkin.” Football was a true passion of Donald’s and over the years it also became one for the family as well. It began when his eldest son Garrett started playing JR. All American Pee Wee football, then Alyssa began cheerleading, then his two younger boys started playing Pee Wee (even his wife later became a cheer coach). And when each season was over, the entire family spent most weekends together watching football on TV. Donald’s bond with his three boys was unquestionable. Over the years he coached their JR All American football teams; and when he wasn’t coaching, he loved being on the sideline cheering them on. He enjoyed joking, rough housing and being ganged up on by the boys. He treasured watching them grow into the young men they are becoming, the time he spent playing football with Tanner in the front yard, going fishing with Landon and watching Garrett become the football player he is today. Donald loved date nights and one-on-one time with Stacy. He absolutely loved his entire family to the moon, to the stars and back.
When Donald wasn’t focused on watching the kids nor thinking about what was going on where he worked, it seemed like their home and everywhere they would go was filled with smiles and laughter because of his presence and big smile.
Donald was known to be a workaholic; and earlier this year, he went to work for Waste Connections. In the very short time he was there, the people with whom he worked became a second family to him. He was incredibly excited to work with such wonderful people and for such a wonderful company.
Donald is preceded in death by his two brothers, Ruben, and Andre Oliveira.
He is survived by his best friend and wife, Stacy Oliveira of Belton; his only daughter, Alyssa Bixler-Oliveira of Belton, his three sons, Garrett Oliveira, Landon Oliveira, and Tanner Oliveira, all of Belton; his mother, Fatima of Ontario, CA; his sister, Sandra Bjorklund of Boston; his sister in laws, Shannon Giordano of Arizona, Sara Bixler, Ashley Johnson, Jennifer Difani and Jolene Voight, all of California; his brother in laws, Todd Giordano of Arizona; Adam Lopez and Derek Difani all of California, his nieces, Trinity and Dylana of Texas, Baylie, Brianna, Elizabeth, Abigail, Aubrey, Emily, Ashlynn, Isabel and Heidi all of California; his nephews, Aiden and Colin of California; his in laws John and Sheri Johnson and Blane and Jane Bixler; his aunts Rose and Natalie of California, Maria of Boston and Lucia of Portugal; his uncles Gilberto and Armando of Portugal; and many more cherished family members and friends.
Please keep the Oliveira family in your prayers and cherish your family.
In Lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to raise much needed funds to support the family of Donaldo at this difficult time. No donation is too small and your support would be greatly appreciated. The donation tab is located at the top of his memorial page at www.crottyfh.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Belton.