Obituary of Donald Ray Jeffcoats
Donald Ray “Hoss” Jeffcoats, age 84, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Ardmore, Okla. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, Okla., with Pastor Brad Pletcher officiating.
Donald was born on May 10, 1933, to Wilkey Right Jeffcoats and Zelma Iona Lewis. He attended Bennigton Public Schools and Shady Grove Schools. He went to work on the family farm where he farmed until he started working construction and took a position with Madill Schools where he was their custodian. Donald was of the Nazarene faith. He enjoyed spending time outside mowing the lawn, fishing and visiting with people.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Rodger Jeffcoats Sr. and Donald Jeffcoats, four brothers: Wilkey Jr., Houston, Edward, and Eugene, three sisters: Una, Fay, and Marie, and son-in-law, Lloyd H. Gibbs Jr.
Donald is survived by his children: W. Ray Jeffcoats and wife Bonnie of Ardmore, Tim Jeffcoats and wife Kathy of Green, Maine, Bernice Jeffcoats Gibbs of Ardmore, Jimmy Jeffcoats and wife Mary of Ardmore, Michael Jeffcoats and wife Mimi of Cochranville, Penn., and Angela Jeffcoats Mackey and husband Donald of Ardmore, twenty-one grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Donald’s grandchildren will serve as honorary bearers.
Family will receive friends on Monday evening, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, July 17, 2017, at Griffin~Hillcrest of Ardmore.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to The Oakland Cemetery.