Donald Allen Patrick
Ringling - Celebration of Life Services for Mr. Donald Allen Patrick, 93, of Ringling are scheduled for 9:00 AM Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the Ringling Memorial Cemetery Pavilion with Lafon Glenn and Jimmy Morris officiating. Great Grandchildren will be providing the Eulogy. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Gray Funeral Home of Ringling.
Don was born on Feb. 10, 1928 at Shreveport, LA to the late Mr. Daniel James Patrick and Mrs. Novella (Thomas) Patrick. He departed this life on Monday, August 23, 2021 at the Ardmore Veterans Home.
Don was initially raised at Ft. Towson, moving to Ringling in 1944. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Patrick joined the United States Navy with his parents permission and served as seaman 1st class at the conclusion of WWII. Receiving his honorable discharge, he returned to Ringling working at Mortwoods Dairy of Ardmore and soon married the former Ms. Lella Drue Wade on Jan. 11, 1947 at Petrolia, TX. Don was called back for service during the Korean War, serving honorably on the tank landing ship, USS LST and was discharged in June of 1951. He and Drue remained in Ringling, most of their lives together and were blessed with three daughters, Patricia, Donna and Elizabeth.
Don was always a very hard worker, providing for his family. At one time Don worked morning towers on a drilling rig, operated his own dairy and worked at the Deep Rock Station. Family was always very important to him, always providing and willing to help. Don loved the Sunday family get-togethers, having dinner and ice cream and playing baseball. He was a hard worker that loved nature and was dedicated to his family.
Don is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Drue- April 28, 2016; daughter, Elizabeth Wilson; grandson, Joe Dale Stewart; sons in law, Harley Stewart, Mike Skinner and Cokey Wilson; sisters, Doris Stanton and Toppy Wade; and infant sister, Mickey Patrick.
Survivors include daughters, Patricia Stewart of Ringling and Donna Black and husband Gale of Ringling; brother, JR Patrick of Ringling; sister in law, Ella Morris of Ringling; grandchildren, Patrick and wife Cindy, Doni and husband Jon, Scott and wife Summer, Kyle and wife Janea, Bo'don and wife Kimmie, Jonathan and wife Katrina, Kevin and wife Patty, Logan, Rhyan, Flint, Rance and Tonya; 20 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; numerous other family and friends.
Casket bearers are Scott Skinner, Kyle Skinner, Patrick Stewart, Jon Tolliver, Dustin Weatherly, Allen Wade, Bo'don Wilson, and Jonathan Wilson.
Honorary bearers are other grandsons, Kevin, Flint and Rance Wilson.
Family visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Wednesday evening at Alexander Gray Funeral Home of Ringling.
Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org
Posted online on August 24, 2021