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Donald W. Black, 75, of Braggs, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017. He was born December 31, 1941 in Orr, Oklahoma to Steve and Lucille (Guthrie) Black.
He proudly joined the United States Navy in 1959. Donald served 3 tours of duty and was very proud to be a Vietnam Veteran. During his term, he was honored to receive a Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. In 1970 he received an honorable discharge.
After earning his GED, Donald began working as a plant operator for Uniroyal Tire Plant. He retired after 20 years of being a devoted employee. He married the love of his life, Judy Carol (Hutchens) Black in Ft. Smith, Arkansas on December 4, 2009.
He was a member of many different organizations including The American Legion, Masonic Lodge of Ardmore, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry of McAlester, and was a Bedouin Shriner. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Marietta, Oklahoma.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Lucille Black; sisters, Patsy Black and Jackie Croskell; and brother, John Black.
He is survived by his loving wife of the home, Judy Carol (Hutchens) Black; children, Dena Jones and husband David of Ardmore, OK, Zach Munzenrider and wife Rebecca of Braggs, OK, Karrie Englebretson and husband Dave of Braggs, OK, Amy Novara and husband Carl of Owasso, OK, and Joshua Munzenrider of NYC, NY; grandchildren, Brendon Black, Aaron Jones, Scotty Jones, Joshua Jones, Kyndell Englebretson, Madyson Englebretson, Gracie Munzenrider, Ali Munzenrider, Tori Munzenrider, Alivia Novara, Carl Patrick Novara, Lila Novara.
A celebration of Donald's life will be 11:00 A.M., Monday, July 3, 2017 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend David Russell and Reverend Thomas Russell officiating. Interment will be at South Bethel Cemetery in Braggs, Oklahoma with grandsons, stepsons, Brendon Black, Aaron Jones, Scotty Jones, Joshua Jones, Zach Munzenrider, and Josh Munzenrider serving as pallbearers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.
Published on June 30, 2017
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