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DONALD RAY BAKER

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DONALD RAY BAKER

DONALD RAY BAKER Donald Ray Baker was born April 30, 1948, in Pauls Valley, OK. He had his eternal homecoming on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Don was the son of Clyde and Pauline Baker. He had 1 sibling; his sister Debby Martinez. Don enlisted in the Navy in 1967 and was based in Moffett Field in San Diego, CA. He married Joan Brawley of Paoli, OK on August 22, 1968. After serving three tours in Vietnam, Don and Joanie moved to Killeen, TX where they welcomed their daughter, Stephanie, in 1972. Don then attended a community college in Killeen while working at Sears. The couple moved to Waco in 1974 where Don became Sales Manager for the 7UP Bottling Company. In 1984, they returned to the Oklahoma City area where Don worked for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company. He also owned and operated several businesses throughout the course of his career. Don and Joanie moved to Tulsa where he began a prison ministry while at Southern Hills Baptist Church. They eventually moved to Noble, where he served as a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Noble. The loving couple was married for 37 years until Joanie’s passing on October 9, 2005. Don was also preceded in death by his father, Clyde. Don married LaVon DeRusha on May 5, 2006. He was the pastor of Macomb Baptist Church in Macomb, OK for a year and then God called them into the RV ministry in May of 2007. The couple served as chaplains in RV parks in Branson, MO, Arizona City, AZ, Casa Grande, AZ, and Pharr, TX. In 2014, Don’s health forced them to officially retire from chaplain service even though they were still active in ministry. In 2015, Don and LaVon moved to Norman where they resided until the time of his passing. Don is survived by his mother, Pauline Baker of Norman, OK; his sister, Debby Martinez and her husband, Steve of Blanchard, OK; his daughter Stephanie Vaughan and her husband Rick of Coweta, OK: his wife, LaVon, of Norman, OK; his stepdaughters Leslie Coltrain and her husband Khalil, of La Grange, TX; LaNae Srock and her husband Kevin, of Newalla, OK. Don was the loving grandfather to Kristina Sanders and her husband Calvin, Taylor Jones, Logan Vaughan, Dillon Vaughan, Madison Vaughan, Emma Coltrain, Camden Coltrain, Lydia Price, and Blaine Price. He was also a great-grandfather to Kristina and Calvin’s son, Slade. Don also had two nephews; Jeffrey Martinez and Joey Martinez and his wife Sydney.   The celebration of life services for Don Baker will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Noble, OK. Graveside services will be held at the Paoli Cemetery at 3 p.m. in Paoli, OK. Visitation and viewing will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at McMahan’s Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m.   The outpouring of love and prayers has been a mighty blessing to our family. Thank you to everyone who has called, texted and come to visit. We feel truly...

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WILHELMINA BOYDSTUN

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Obituaries | 0 comments

WILHELMINA BOYDSTUN

Wilhelmina Boydstun was born December 5, 1934, in Butler, OK. She passed from this life on November 25, 2018, just days before her 84th birthday. Wilhelmina was the daughter of Charlie and Rosina Mohling. She had five siblings; Charlie Mohling, Lester Mohling, Stella Benear, Darlene Elrod, and Verna Marie Simmons. Wilhelmina married Duane Boydstun on July 7, 1961. The story is told that Duane only had to ask three times before she said yes to his marriage proposal. They went on to share almost 24 years of marriage before Duane passed away in 1985. They had three children Carol, Kevin, and Christy. She was proceeded in death by her parents Charlie and Rosina Mohling, her husband Duane Boydstun, her siblings and their spouses; Roy and Stella Benear, Jim and Darlene Elrod, Lester and Dorothy Mohling. She is survived by her siblings Charlie and Mildred Mohling of Huntsville, Alabama and Verna Marie and Roy Simmons of Oklahoma City, OK, her children and their spouses; Carol and Scott Roley, Kevin and Michelle Boydstun and Christy and Chad Byrd. She was the loving grandmother to Leah Roley, Jordan Boydstun, Joshua Boydstun, Kyra Boydstun, Jennifer Byrd, Emily Byrd, Tyler Byrd and great-grandmother to Cypress Cardone. Wilhelmina Boydstun left a legacy of love for her family and friends. Her sweet spirit, faith, and generosity were felt by all who knew and loved her. She was her grandchildren’s biggest fan and was present for every ballgame, choir concert, awards assembly, and school or church event. She was a loving friend to many in need. Although she will be greatly missed, her family is comforted that she is reunited with her loved ones in heaven and enjoying the greatest homecoming of all. Funeral services will be held at McMahan’s Funeral home in Noble, OK on Wednesday, November 28 at 10:00 am. Interment service will follow at 1:00 pm at Jones IOOF Cemetery in Jones, OK. Viewing will be at McMahan’s Funeral Home Tuesday, November 27 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Noble Assembly of God, Missions Fund at 100 W Post Oak Rd, Noble Oklahoma 73068. Arranged and directed by McMahan’s Funeral...

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JOHN “HAROLD” ROBINSON

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JOHN “HAROLD” ROBINSON

JOHN “HAROLD” ROBINSON   Harold Robinson was born to John Alex and Velma (Lovingood) Robinson on November 23, 1924, at Sparks, OK. He attended school at Newcastle, OK. He enlisted in the U. S. Army on December 9, 1942. Harold was a member of the Black Cat 13th Division 501 82nd Airborne Paratroopers. He made (32) jumps. Upon his Honorable Discharge on November 26, 1945, he received the American Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal World War II.     Harold was a painting contractor by trade until his retirement. He and Jody Boffing were United in Marriage on March 8, 1980, at Lindsey, OK. on horseback. Harold had a great passion for horses. He and Jody made their home southeast of Noble so they could enjoy riding and owning horses. When Harold couldn’t ride anymore he decided to start building horse-drawn buggies. He perfected the design and began selling them. He just enjoyed the buggy ride.     Harold was preceded in death by his Parents, (1) Son Gale Robinson, (5) Brothers; Ralph, James, Bill, Haskell, and Troy, (1) Sister Betty Ruth Robinson and a Granddaughter Jessica. Those who survive him include his Wife Jody of the home, (3) Sons; Charles, John and Larry Robinson, Sister Irma Goad, (11) Grandchildren, numerous Great Grandchildren and many friends that will miss him dearly.     At his request, no viewing will be held.     GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 10:00 am Monday, November 26th Noble IOOF Cemetery     Arranged and Directed By McMahan’s Funeral...

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ROBERT MICHAEL “MIKE” FOLLOWWILL 

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Obituaries | 0 comments

ROBERT MICHAEL “MIKE” FOLLOWWILL 

ROBERT MICHAEL “MIKE” FOLLOWWILL Robert Michael “Mike” Followwill, 61, of Norman, died Friday, November 23, 2018, after suffering a stroke. Mike was born December 18, 1956, and was adopted by Robert and Nadine Followwill of Norman in 1959. Mike began his elementary education at Jefferson Elementary in Norman. He later attended school in Fort Smith, Arkansas before graduating from Western Heights High School in 1976. Mike’s love for automobiles became the jumpstart for working in the service departments of local car dealerships, Adams Chevrolet, Larry Spencer Chevrolet, Sparlin Pontiac, and Marc Heitz. Mike retired after 25 years of service. He had an extraordinary memory and knowledge of automobiles, their make, and models. Mike was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Lee and Vivian Kidd, aunt Myrna Kidd, paternal grandparents Oscar and Ruth Followwill, and biological sisters Jackie Edith and Connie Singleton. He is survived by parents Robert and Nadine Followwill, sister Suzanne Followwill-Kidd, niece Chloe’ Flanagan, uncle Joseph Followwill, and numerous cousins. Mike was especially proud of his recent reunion with surviving biological siblings, James (Linda) Vandiver, Joyce Tomlinson, William (Toni) Tucker, Jeffrey (Joyce) Hilton, and Josephine (Bill) Hoy. VISITATION HOURS: 4:00pm-7: 00 pm Monday, November 26th McMahan’s Funeral Home FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 27th Crosspointe Church 2601 24th Ave. SE, Norman, OK. Arranged and Directed By McMahans Funeral...

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