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


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


Born Nov. 12, 1936, in Pike to Samuel Preston Bone and Beulah Mae McKee Bone, he departed this life after an extended illness in an Oklahoma City hospital on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, with his family at his side. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gerald Bone; and a sister, Mona Bone.


Raised at the west end of Love County, he attended 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 and lived in 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 thereafter he was activated in the United States Army during the Berlin Crisis in October of 1961 and served honorably from 1958-64. After his military service, he returned to Love County and lived in Abner, delivering propane and later moved to Marietta. His first job there was working at Robertson’s Hams and later as the water superintendent for the City of Marietta. He 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.


Survivors include his wife of 47 years, of the home; two daughters, Joy Dawn Harmon and husband, Troy, and their two children Marshal and Ryleigh; and Jana Smith and her three children, Meagan, Jayli, and Preston; a sister, Evelyn Wright and husband, Pete;  parents-in-law, Eugene and Oleta Marshall; sisters-in-law, Shirley Stephenson, Linda Morrisey and Geraldine Bone; 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, Randall Colston, Bud Hill, John Kennedy and Vance McGill.


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


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