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Donald Minyard
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Minyard, Donald Ray, 71, of Oklahoma City, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 in Oklahoma City. He was born on Dec. 4, 1945 in Hanford, CA, to Elton and Faye Minyard. Don graduated from Prague High School in 1964 and then served in the USAF from May 1966 to Dec. 1969. He then graduated from UCO in the spring of 1975 with a degree in Business Administration. He then worked at TAFB for 32 years and retired in 1999. Don enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, fill-in puzzles, watching John Wayne and any old western movies. He enjoyed coaching both Adam and Jaime in baseball and softball, watching any sport they participated in, and watching his grandkids participate in sports or any activity. He enjoyed OU Football and Thunder Basketball. He was an active member of Meadowood Baptist Church for 28 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Elton and Faye Minyard, his in-laws; J. Hugh and Lorene Darby, his brother-in-law; Leon Long, and nephew; David Flynn.
He is survived by this wife of 46 years, Gayle, of the home, two children; son, Adam (Shannon) of Santa Cruz, CA, daughter; Jaime (Clayton) Wilkins of Oklahoma City, and 4 precious grandchildren: A.J. and Easton Minyard and Kinley and Berkly Wilkins, one sister; Janice Long of Kellyville, OK, as well as many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Meadowood Baptist Church in Midwest City, OK. Interment will follow at Sunnylane Cemetery in Del City, OK. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Barnes Friederich Funeral Home in Midwest City, OK. Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family available between 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home

1820 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130

Formal Visitation




6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home

1820 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130

Funeral Service




10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Meadowood Baptist Church

2816 N Woodcrest Dr
Oklahoma City, OK 73110

Cemetery Details


Sunny Lane Cemetery

4000 SE 29th St
Del City, OK 73115


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