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Don Earl Wallace
© Trout Funeral Home
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

© Trout Funeral Home

Don Earl Wallace, son of the late W.E. and Mattie (Hulen) Wallace, died Wednesday May 10, 2017 at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa, OK. Don was born April 16, 1932 in Ardmore, OK.

After graduating from Ardmore, he joined the Navy. Don served in the Navy from 1952-1956 on the USS Menard. During that time, he earned several medals including the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.

After the Navy, Don attended Oklahoma State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in drafting. He was hired by Conoco in September of 1958 in the engineering department as a Surveyor and Draftsman. Don retired from Conoco in April of 1993.

He married Mavis Irvin and together they had one child Donna.

Later in life he married Patricia (Patty) Elmer. They loved to travel and went on numerous trips all over the world.

He loved the game of golf and played as much as he could.

Don is survived by his daughter Donna Tull and her husband John, his stepson Jeff Elmer and his wife Junita, his grandchildren Brett Tull, Brianna Tull, Braden Tull, Jason Elmer, and Lucas Elmer. Also surviving Don are his sisters Shirley Strawn, Gloria Motley and her husband Bob.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his first wife Mavis Irvin, second wife Patricia (Patty) Elmer, a sister Dixie Wallace, and brothers Thomas Wallace and Billy Jack Wallace.

A graveside ceremony will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday May 13, 2017 at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Military honors will be provided by the US Navy. The Wallace family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday, May 12, 2017 at Trout Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Brett Tull, Braden Tull, Bill Tull, Jason Elmer, Lucas Elmer, Mike Strawn

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