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Donald Gene Gragg, 73, of Muskogee, OK passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017. He was born April 30, 1944 to LC & Helen Watkins Gragg in Muskogee, OK. He lived in Muskogee his whole life and graduated from Central High School in 1962.
He married Sharon Kay Parker of Oktaha, OK February 5, 1965 and shared 52 years of marriage.
In 1999 Don retired from Ft. James Paper Co. where he was a machine operator but decided retirement wasn't for him and went back to work at Advantage Controls where he retired in 2014.
"Pa" as he was known by his grandchildren enjoyed watching their soccer, baseball and basketball games. He was a huge OU football fan and sometimes thought he could do a better job of coaching from his recliner than Barry or Bob could do! Don loved Nascar and drag racing. After his final retirement, he spent a lot of his spare time working on Mike Gragg's Mustang, getting it ready for the Tulsa drags and spent most weekends at the race track. His other favorite pastime was riding his Harley, which he did every chance he got.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, LC and Helen Watkins Gragg; stepmother, Alice Gragg; and his brother David Gragg.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon, of the home; their children, Gena and Bret Bogle of Muskogee, Gene and Tammy Gragg of Ft. Gibson; grandchildren, Cameron, Alec and Madison Branch, Aiden and Josh Bogle, Paige and Trent Byrd and Macy Gragg; great-grandchildren, Leighton and Madelynn Bogle; brothers, Jerry and Vi Gragg and Bobby and Janet Gragg; sister, Barbara and Charles Cole and sister-in-law Trudy Gragg along with many other family members and friends who will miss him dearly.
A celebration of Don's life will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 14th at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Don Readhimer officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.
Published on August 11, 2017
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