Funeral service for Donald Ray Caldwell will be 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2016 in Letitia Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in Letitia Cemetery, east of Lawton under the direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home.
The family will greet friends from 6-8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.
Donald Ray Caldwell, age 70, Faxon, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at his residence. He was born November 19, 1945 in Lawton to Vernie T. and Alice Opal (Bryant) Caldwell. He grew up in Lawton and was a graduate of Lawton High School.
Mr. Caldwell had worked for Lawton Produce and owned and operated Country Boy Auto Salvage and the Picker’s Palace Club. He had been self employed for the past several years. He was a man with interests which ranged from fast pitch softball to the producing all mule rodeos. While he was younger he pitched for the Lawton Merchant’s and the team won the state fast pitch softball championship. He was passionate about his Greyhound dogs and hunting, especially coyote and coon hunting, and he was an avid reader of “Hound and Hunter”. He raised game roosters for over 20 years and had a great love for the PBR and bucking bulls. He was a very talented person but especially excelled in music having played all over southwest Oklahoma.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda, of the home; his sons, Donnie and Ves Caldwell, both of Lawton; his daughter, Anicia Caldwell, Walters, Oklahoma; his granddaughter Cheyenne Caldwell, Walters; and their mother, Alicia Caldwell, Walters. He had the privilege of raising Rodney DeLong, Lawton, Darrell DeLong, Chickasha, Jessa Harris, Huntsville, Alabama, Diana Denham, Oklahoma City, DeLana Reed, Tipton, Oklahoma, Shane Reed, Houston, Texas, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is also survived by his brother, Johnny Caldwell, Faxon; and three sisters, Lawana Caldwell, Waurika and Cheryl Caldwell, Lawton and Joyce McKinley, Lawton; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
His parents, his step-mother, Pauline Locke Caldwell, three brothers, Bobby T. Caldwell, Billy A. Caldwell and Jackie Locke and two sisters, Joan Mason and Barbara Thomason, preceded him in death.