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David Harold Fondren


Funeral services for David Harold Fondren will be held 11:00AM, Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur with his grandson, Joel Stewart, officiating.

David was born April 19, 1937 in Marked Tree, AR to the late Oscar Andrew & Mary Magdalene (Ellis) Fondren. He died Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Sulphur, at the age of 79 years 11 months & 12 days. David and Linda Jean Osborn were married on May 11, 1967.

David was a 1956 graduate of Southeast High School in Oklahoma City. Following high school, he served in the United State Marine Corp, stationed in Hawaii. After he was honorably discharged from the Marines, David began a 49+ year career with the Welders & Pipeliners Union, Local #798 of Tulsa. He was an avid OU fan, spending hours watching any sport the university was playing. In his spare time, David enjoyed gardening, especially raising tomatoes. Other hobbies included playing cards and telling stories of his younger years. David truly had the “gift of gab.”

Survivors include his wife, Linda; two daughters, Kim Stewart & husband Keith of Edmond and Lisa Boydston & husband Wes of Luther; one son, Ronnie Fondren & wife Renee of Sulphur; seven grandchildren, Andrew, AJ, Joel, Micah, Megan, Marti & Lindsay and14 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by one grandson, David Edward Fondren; as well as four siblings, Wilma Faye, Ellis Lee, Don and Will.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are Keith Stewart, Wes Boydston, Daniel Bonar, Andrew Stewart, AJ Stewart and Joel Stewart.

4/4/2017
09:00 AM
07:00 PM
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Hale's Funeral Home - Sulphur
3370 Highway 7 W
Sulphur
OK
73086



4/5/2017
09:00 AM
07:00 PM
Viewing
Hale's Funeral Home - Sulphur
3370 Highway 7 W
Sulphur
OK
73086



4/6/2017
11:00 AM

Graveside
Oaklawn Cemetery
3 Miles North of Sulphur on 14th Street
Sulphur
OK
73086


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