Funeral services for Don Waylon Bone, 71, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Marietta with the Rev. Tommy Higle officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at Lakeview Cemetery in Marietta. Services are under direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Wilson and Flanagan Watts Funeral Home in Marietta.


Funeral services for Don Waylon Bone, 71, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Marietta with the Rev. Tommy Higle officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at Lakeview Cemetery in Marietta. Services are under direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Wilson and Flanagan Watts Funeral Home in Marietta.


Don was born Nov. 12, 1936, at Pike, Okla. to the late Samuel Preston Bone and Beulah Mae McKee Bone. He departed this life after an extended illness at an Oklahoma City hospital on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, with his family at his side.


Don was raised at the west end of Love County, attending school at Courtney. He moved to Farmington, N.M., after school and worked a short while in the oil fields. He then returned to this area living at Wilson and owned and operated a Phillips 66 Gas Station. There he met and later married the former Betty Joy Johnson on June 16, 1961, in Wilson. Shortly after, Don was activated in the United States Army during the Berlin Crisis in October of 1961. He served honorably as part of the United States Army from 1958 to 1964.


After his military service, Don returned to Love County, living at Abner, delivering propane and later moved to Marietta. At Marietta, his first job there was working at Robertson’s Hams and later he worked for the City of Marietta as the water superintendent, and was also the maintenance supervisor for Falconhead. He retired from the City of Marietta in 2001 and in his retirement he was self-employed as a plumber and rancher.


Don always enjoyed work and loved attending his grandchildren’s ball games and visiting with his family and many friends. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marietta and was also a past member of the Marietta Lions Club and the Marietta Breakfast Club.


He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gerald Bone; and a sister, Mona Bone.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Betty Joy of the home; his daughters, Joy Dawn Harmon and husband, Troy, and their two children Marshal and Ryleigh, daughter, Jana Smith and her three children, Meagan, Jayli, and Preston; sister, Evelyn Wright and husband, Pete;  parents-in-law, Eugene and Oleta Marshall; sisters-in-laws, Shirley Stephenson and Linda Morrisey; brother-in-law, Carlos Johnson and his wife, Pam; great-grandchild, Logan Turner; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Bearers will be The Regulars, Cody Gillham, Kyler Gillham, Blake Milor, Cole Stokes, Wesley Elmore, Weston Elmore, Marshal Harmon and Cole Flanagan.


Honorary bearers will be Joe Bell, Bill Bell, Jerry Bone, John Bone, Jim Bone, Marion Bone, Dr. Virgel Smith, Dr. J.T. O’Connor and Randall Colston.


The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home in Marietta.


In memory of Don, everyone is asked to send donations to the Summer Baseball Program/Marietta Lions Club at Bank First, PO Box 190, Marietta, OK 73448.


Condolences may be sent to the family at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.