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James Don Neely Sr.

Funeral for James Don Neely Sr., 91, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Eighth and Lee Church of Christ with Dave Dugan officiating. 

Mr. Neely passed away on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Lawton.

Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens under direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home. 

Don was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Lawton to Ruel Fenton and Della Florence Shriver Neely. He grew up in Lawton and graduated from Lawton High School in 1944. He then served his country in the United States Navy. Don married his high school sweetheart, Elva Lou Dossey, on Aug. 8, 1947, in Lawton where they made their lifetime home. Elva passed away on Feb. 11, 2002. Don worked as a Realtor in Lawton for many years. He was a great OU Sooners fan and loved Coke-Cola and Blue Bell ice cream. Don was a member of Eighth and Lee Church of Christ. 

He is survived by his sister, Betty Buchanan, Oklahoma City; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elva; his son, James "Jimmy" Don Neely Jr.; one sister, Delphia Rankin; one brother, Kenneth Neely; and two brothers-in-law: John Rankin and Arvel Buchanan. 

An online guestbook and sympathy cards are available at

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