Funeral ServicePowell Funeral Home Chapel
Hominy, OK 74035
Donald Ray “Don” LaCrone, 82 years, of Hominy, Oklahoma, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at Forrest Manor Nursing Home in Dewey, Oklahoma.
Don was born in Hominy, Oklahoma on April 16, 1936 at the Hominy City Hospital to Georgia (Kamm) LaCrone and Ralph William LaCrone. Don graduated from Hominy High School, where he played Quarterback for the Bucks.
He married the love of his life Patricia Ann Smith on August 27th, 1955, and to this union were born four beautiful daughters. In 1960, Don enlisted in the Army and became a Missile Battalion Coordinator on the Nike AJAX. He was honorably discharged in 1964, after serving numerous deployments (his favorite one was in Wiesbaden, Germany). Upon retiring from the military, Don was employed for 20 years with the Meadow Gold Company, and was known to stop his truck when he saw little children outside playing and give them ice cream cups and chocolate milk. He worked various jobs through the years, retiring at age 67 from Bizjet International, but his hardest, most loving, and most rewarding job was raising his four daughters. Don served on the Hominy City Council in the 70’s and loved to go show his support at the Hominy Bucks games, he ran the clock at the Bucks Basketball games and the chain at the Football games. Don and his family are members of the First United Methodist Church, where he served in many capacities and enjoyed partaking in maintenance and lawn care for the church.
Don was a prankster and had a lot of buddies all over the state, he never knew a stranger!
Don is survived by: his wife, Patricia of the home; four daughters, Dona Housman and John of Hominy, OK, Denise LaCrone of Hominy, OK, Lisa Dugan of Muskogee, OK, and Amy Shay of Hominy, OK; eleven grandchildren, Chris Housman and wife Abby of Oklahoma City, OK, Donnie Reeves of Hominy, OK, Nicole Miller and husband Kyle of Skiatook, OK, Ashleigh Hollowell and husband JD of Skiatook, OK, Jessica Rindfleisch and husband Karl of Farmington, CT, Garrett Cale of Hominy, OK, Jacob Shay of Stillwater, OK, Austin Cale of Hominy, OK, Michael Shay of Stillwater, OK, Brittani Dugan of Edmond, OK, and Hope Shay of Hominy, OK; ten great-grandchildren, Jayden Rindfleisch, Ryleigh Miller, Zoey Carnes, Keagon Miller, Tori Rindfleisch, Henley Reeves, Sophia Rindfleisch, Brexton Ray Hollowell, Caleb Rindfleisch, and Enzleigh Hollowell. Don is also survived by: his siblings, Leroy LaCrone and wife Carmelita of Skiatook, Oklahoma, Marlene McClain and husband Raymond of Hominy, Oklahoma, and Carol Shadlow of Hominy; and vastly loved extended family, friends, nieces and nephews of whom he loved dearly.
Don is preceded in death by: parents, Ralph and Georgia LaCrone; siblings, Ralph Jr., Robert “Bob,” Charles “Chicken,” Max Edward, and Marjorie Sims.
Services will be held at the Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Hominy, Oklahoma on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at 2:00pm. Interment and full Military Honors will be on Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 1:00pm at Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, OK.
At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Grace Hospice located at 6128 S. Lewis, Tulsa, OK 74136.
Powell Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences and memories may be left in the guestbook at PowellFuneralService.com.