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L. D. Kesler

March 12, 1930 — June 3, 2024

Sulphur

    Funeral services for L.D. Kelser will be held 10:00 AM, Friday, June 7, 2024, at Hale’s Memorial Chapel in Sulphur with Pastor Bill Leveridge officiating. Interment will follow at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur. 

 

  L.D. was born March 12, 1930, in Wanette, OK, to the late Loyd and Lena (Bratcher) Kesler. He died on Monday, June 3, 2024, in Sulphur, at the age of 94. L.D. and the former Ms. Doris Lavone Tigert were united in marriage on September 8, 1951, in Sulphur. To this union were born four children, Ronnie, Ricky, Becky, and Lisa. 

 

  L.D. grew up in Wanette. After graduating from Wanette High School, Class of 1948, he spent a brief time playing semi-professional baseball. Unable to continue a career in baseball due to measles, L.D. went to work on the wheat harvest. He then spent 40+ years working in the oilfield industry as a deck hand and driller, as well as working 10 years for Dolese Brothers. 

 

  L.D. was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and tending to his gardens.  In younger years he was active with little league baseball, coaching his son’s teams. He loved to listen to country music and attend concerts. L.D. also enjoyed tending to his cattle. 

 

      Survivors include his two sons, Ronnie Kesler & wife Cindy, and Ricky Kesler & wife Cindy; two daughters, Becky Doty and Lisa McDonald & husband Bryan, all of Sulphur; eight grandchildren, McKenzie Doty & boyfriend Tim Kemp; Kris Kesler & wife Myranna, Aaron Kesler, Chad Kesler, Jill Merchant & husband Josh, Lacey Doty, Drew McDonald & wife Kelsey, and Branden McDonald & wife Dehnna; seven great-grandchildren, Cory, Cadence, Chance, Rance, Whitlee, Austyn and Izaiah; as well as one brother, Royce Kesler & wife Zelma; and one sister, Shirley Biggers & husband Mickey.

 

   In addition to his parents, L.D. was preceded in death by his beloved wife Doris, on January 26, 2009; one great-grandson, Addison Doty; and son-in-law, Don Doty.

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

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