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Dan was born near Hector, AR on January 28, 1920 to Lillian May and Thomas Llewellyn. When he was in the sixth grade, they moved to Checotah, OK and he graduated from the Checotah High School. He attended a year of college at Russellville Technical School in Russellville, AR. He married Velva Pauline Thompson on August 2, 1941 and was drafted into the Army in October, 1943. He was a Military Policeman through World War II on Okinawa and served a second tour in Korea when the Home Guard was called for the Korean War. When he returned back home in 1951, he began working for the railroad in Checotah and then moved to Holdenville, OK for several years as a depot agent. During peace time, the railroads began downsizing and he moved to Tulsa rather than bumping the other agent who was retirement age. He worked for Hawks Dairy, Bond Bread Company and retired from Affiliated Foods.
Upon retirement, he and Pauline bought a house in Emerald Bay at Lake Eufaula and began a happy retirement, fishing and gardening. He loved to do yardwork and kept the roadside to Emerald Bay mowed and neat for many years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Llewellyn and his son, Gary Llewellyn.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda Fowlkes and her husband Jerry, daughter-in-law; Barbara Llewellyn, Grandchildren; Debbie Aloisio, Angela Llewellyn, Michael Hughes, Daniel Llewellyn and great grandchildren; Kaleb Hughes, Jordan Llewellyn and Katelyn Hughes.
He passed away from this earth on May 4, 2017 at Claremore Veteran's Hospital. His funeral will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 1 PM.
Services are under the direction of Checotah Funeral and Cremation Services of Checotah, OK.
Published on May 6, 2017
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