Funeral services for Don Thomas Lewis, a longtime Coalgate resident, were held Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Brown’s Funeral Chapel in Coalgate with Rev. Paul Butler officiating. Burial was in Coalgate Cemetery with Brown’s Funeral Service of Coalgate in charge of arrangements.
Don was born November 7, 1941 to Denver Lewis and Nettie Mae (Latham) Washburn at Wardville, OK and passed away July 16, 2019 at Oklahoma City at the age of 77 years, 8 months and 9 days. He attended school at Limestone Gap through the 8th grade and then attended and graduated from Coalgate High School in 1959. Don was a well known smiling face at Sonny’s Grocery Store since 1956. He claimed to be semi retired but still worked at Sonny’s Grocery three days a week. The other days of the week he was a full time farmer taking car of his hay and cattle. Don married Donna Kay Holland on July 10, 1962 at Coalgate. She preceded him in death on January 7, 2010. Don enjoyed farming, gardening and his family.
Survivors include a daughter, Dana Wood of Coalgate; son, Don Thomas Lewis, Jr. and Robbin of Tupelo, OK; grandchildren, David Wood, Laura Wood, Samantha Wood, Kyndall Lewis and wife Felicia, Bradlee Lewis all of Coalgate, Moran Lemons of Ada, Maecie Lemons of Tupelo; thirteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Carolyn Paxton and husband Dean of Garland, TX, Camellia Washburn, Betty Keilty and husband Robert all of Coalgate, Priscilla Lee and husband Doug of Byng, OK, and Judith Leatherbury of Davis, OK; brothers, Ronnie Washburn, Roy Washburn, both of Coalgate, and Tim Lewis and wife Karen of Lone Grove, OK; sisters-in-law, Brenda Bortisser of Okmulgee, OK and Susan Sallee and husband Shane of Coalgate; brother-in-law, Dale Holland and wife Velma of Checotah, OK, along with numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Denver Everett Lewis; mother Nettie Mae Washburn; brothers, Don Everett Lewis and William “Bobo” Washburn; stepfather, William “Bill” Washburn; sister-in-law, Rebecca Washburn; and step-mother, Ruby Lewis.
Casketbearers were Charlie Warren, Ramsey Burris, Dale Crow, Jim Cox, Jack Bryant, and Jim Pothoff. Honorary bearers were Hayden Franklin, Hunter Lee, Tyler Lee, Ruger Franklin and Brody Lewis.
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