The Duncan Banner


February 15, 2014

Charles Donald ‘Don’ Dennard

March 23, 1933 — Feb. 13, 2014

DUNCAN — Charles Donald “Don” Dennard, 80, lifelong resident of Duncan, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Duncan Regional Hospital.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Harold Metheny and the Rev. Kevin McKinley officiating. Burial will follow in the Duncan Cemetery under direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.

Family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Don was born March 23, 1933, in Duncan, to Charlie D. and Myrtle Allen Dennard. He graduated from Duncan High School in 1951, served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955 in Germany, and was a charter member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Don married Gracie Holloway on Sept. 6, 1958, at Meridian Baptist Church in Meridian.

He was a self-employed mechanic, owning and operating Don Dennard Gulf Station and Don Dennard Texaco Station at U.S. Highway 81 and Main for more than 27 years. He was past Grand Master of Duncan Masonic Lodge No. 60 and was proud of his service to both the Masons and his country.

Don is survived by his wife, Gracie of the home; a son, Terry Dennard and wife Kim of Duncan; a grandson, Camden Dennard; a brother-in-law, Don King of Mustang; a sister-in-law, Jewel Dennard of Odessa, Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Dowell Dennard, Marvin Dennard and his wife Peggy, Ray Dennard, and Jimmy Dennard and wife Lillie; and a sister, Betty King.

Pallbearers will be Camden Dennard, Eric Davis, Braden Davis and Wayne Harrel. Honorary bearers are Harry Roberson, George Clopton, Pierce McCoy and Bob Sager.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 N. First, Duncan, OK 73533.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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