Gary Lee Donelson

June 13, 1948 - January 12, 2019

Gary's Obituary

U.S. Veteran  

Sherman City, KS: Gary Donelson, age 72, passed away Saturday January 12th, 2019 at his home in Sherman City, KS.

Gary was born on June 13th, 1946 in Coweta, Oklahoma to Leroy Donelson and Alberta Dildine. He joined the US Army out of high school, deploying in the Vietnam war.

He lived the majority of his life in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he worked as an industrial plumber. He later met Cheryl Lynn (Wilson) Donelson, who he married in Miami, Oklahoma on September 29th, 2001. She survives.

Also surviving are his son, Ross Donelson, wife Amanda, of Locust Grove, Oklahoma, his daughters Rachael Milligan, husband Sean, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Ronda Hatton of Owasso, Oklahoma; his stepchildren, Lori Mullins of Dennis, Kansas, Jarred Lackey of Sherman City, Brian Lackey, who served in the US Army in Korea; his brothers Richard Donelson of Tulsa, Wayne Donelson of Lawton, Oklahoma, and Larry Donelson of Tulsa; his sister, Deanna Lancaster of Thomas, Oklahoma; his father in law, Jack Wilson of Oswego, Kansas, and his brother in law Rick Wilson, and his grandchildren, Briahna Mullins, Shawn Lackey, Tyler Lackey, Carter Lackey, Addie Donelson, Mia Milligan, Josephine Milligan, and Browdy Milligan.

A service will be held at Derfelt Funeral Home of Oswego on Monday, January 21st at 3:00 PM and burial will occur at Mitchell cemetery. 

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