Sept. 10, 1932 — June 10, 2012
Donald Wesley Wright went to be with his Lord on June 10, 2012. Donald was born on Sept. 10, 1932, to Wesley and Dorothy Wright in Stephens County. He was the seventh of 12 children.
Donald was raised in difficult times and learned the value of hard work early in his childhood. He enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve his country in the early 50’s. He was always very proud of his service while stationed in Germany and received both the medal of good conduct and NATO service medal. After the service, he married Glenda “Kate” Scott, on Feb. 5, 1955. Being happily married for 57 years is what he valued as one of his most prized accomplishments and he constantly rejoiced in how lucky he was to find a woman like his wife.
After living a short time in Oklahoma City working for Gilt Edge Dairy as a route salesman, they moved back to Duncan where he worked at various jobs including Ridley’s Packing Plant and Koch Oil before becoming an Independent Paint Contractor. He spent the last year of his life working with Eurest Company where he continued to paint and had made numerous new friends.
He loved his family, his church and enjoyed fishing and watching football and painting houses. He always claimed his main hobby was work.
Don was a Christian and member of the Eastside Church of Christ in Duncan. He was extremely proud of his family. With his wife they raised three wonderful Christian children leaving a legacy and impact on future generations. All three were educated at Oklahoma Christian University and went on to marry Christian spouses, and have enjoyed successful careers including blessing him with 12 grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of over 57 years, Glenda; son, Danny and his wife Susan of Houston: son, Steven and his wife Gwen of Edmond: daughter, Lori Pizzitola and husband Jack of Houston, grandchildren, James, Evan, Bryan, Taya, Alaina Wright of Houston. Paul, Andrew and Benjamin Wright of Edmond, Katie, Callie, Maxx and Sammy Pizzitola of Houston.
He is preceded in death by his father, Wesley, mother, Dorothy Wright, sister Vinese Roberson and brothers Chester, Quinton, Richard and Earl.
Donald was one of 12 siblings and is also survived by his brother and sister in law, Jerry & Virginia Wright, Nita Fields (Wright), Martha Sztchko, Bernice Cooley, Goldie Tomlison, Floyd Wright and his sister in law Wilma and Glen Gill. Donald was blessed with numerous nieces and nephews that loved and cared for him including one special niece, Paula Toler, that lived close and looked after him almost daily during his illness.
Donald is resting in peace now and will be dearly missed by friends and family. Services will be Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at 10 am at Eastside Church of Christ, 202 N. A, Duncan. Pall Bearers and Honorary Pall Bearers will be Donald’s Grandsons. He will be interred at The Duncan Cemetery following a short graveside service.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.
Sept. 10, 1932 — June 10, 2012
Charles Luther Heaton ‘Ole Luke/Duke’
Charles Luther Heaton passed away on March 9, 2014, at his home.
Luke as many knew him, or “Ole Luke”or “Luke Duke” as he referred to himself, leaves behind his beautiful daughter, Harlee Beth Heaton; son, Michael Chance Heaton; mother, Laura K. Carter; father, Danny L. Heaton; step-father, Sam Carter; and his brothers: Adam and Daniel Heaton. Luke’s entire family would rival the sports section, so I’ll leave it at that.
Memorial service to celebrate his life will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bailes-Polk Funeral Home Chapel.
Edith Lucille Nunnally Hoard
Edith Lucille Hoard, 97, of Duncan, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Country Club Care.
Graveside funeral will be Wednesday, March 12, at Resthaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Terry Schlein officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home.
Janet Kincannon Carpenter
Janet Kincannon Carpenter, 81, longtime resident of Duncan, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Duncan, surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Southerland officiating. Burial will follow in the Duncan Cemetery under direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Donald Lee Stewart
Donald Lee Stewart, 79, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike Bates officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.
Jacqulyn Ann Wallick
Jacqulyn Ann (Jackie) Wallick, 80, was embraced by the Lord on Sunday March 2, 2014 at the OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City, after a short illness and with her family all around her.
Jackie was born Jan. 10, 1934 to Jack and Violet Slaton in San Angelo, Texas. She was married to Gene (Fox) Wallick on Sept. 4, 1952 in Russeville, Ark.
Charles Ronald Jones
Charles (Charlie) Ronald Jones, of Lindsay, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.
Charlie was born on Feb. 4, 1938 in Comanche, Okla., to Emma and Herman Jones. He grew up in a large family with three sisters and five brothers. As a boy, he loved to play baseball, basketball and hunt with his brothers and close friends.
Ernest Alexander, 87, of Duncan, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in the Sterling House in Duncan.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Dean Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery.
Jerry Louise (Collins) Turner
Funeral Services for Mrs. Jerry Louise (Collins) Turner, 76, of Ringling are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Church of God in Divine Order of Ringling with Rev. Ellen Abshire and Rev. Virgil Ridenour officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at the Powell Cemetery in Marshall County. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Ringling.
Charles Ronald Jones
Charles (Charlie) Ronald Jones, of Lindsay, died Tuesday, February 4, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services for Mr. Jones are set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Erin Springs Baptist Church, located on highway 76 South of Lindsay, Okla., with Pastor Clay Hicks officiating and Pastor Gail Gardner assisting. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay, Okla.
Michael E. Smith
Services for Michael E. Smith of Camargo, Okla., will be held Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Camargo. Interment will be at the Marlow Cemetery.
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