Donald R. Wilson

April 7, 1940 - December 1, 2018
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Donald (Donnie) Ray Wilson, 78, a long time resident of Hobart, Oklahoma passed away peacefully with family by his side on December 1st, 2018. He was born on April 7th, 1940 to Hazel (Keas) and Abe Wilson. Donnie grew up and attended school in Hobart graduating from Hobart High School in the class of 1958 and later he received his doctorate of Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, class of 1968. During high school, Donnie excelled in football and basketball because his dad ensured he was physically fit “bucking” and hauling hay to Fort Worth long before he had a driver's license. During college, Donnie was a "charter member" of Sig Tau fraternity, developing a true brotherhood of lifelong friends. He loved to brag that when other fraternities had 20 pledges, they had 100 (1978 Animal House.) Donnie married Mickey Braun in Hobart and to this union two sons were born Rodney Ray and Andrew Ray. Together they owned and operated Gibson's Pharmacy as well as Wilson's Little Acres Horse Farm. After leaving Hobart, Donnie owned and operated 6th and Brooks Drugstore in Wichita Falls, Texas. Donnie was licensed in Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas and spent many years as a floating pharmacist with his most recent employers being Hansford Hospital District - Spearman, Texas and Rexco Drug - Altus, Oklahoma. Donnie married Paula Smith on February 3, 2006 in Hobart. Together they joined their dreams and developed "the compound," (630 South Park) where they enjoyed every day to the fullest on their porch with the sun at their backs and a fire blazing. The highlight of his day was when he got back to his Uncle Clarence's farming roots by plowing his garden with his tractor.

Donnie is preceded in death by his parents, one brother; James
Kenneth and a grand daughter; JaRay Mickell

Survivors include his wife Paula of the home
2 Sons: Rodney Wilson & wife Nina of Weatherford, OK
Andrew Wilson & wife Angela of Grand Saline, TX
2 Stepchildren: M'Lynn Hanes & husband Billy of Sentinel, OK
Gerron Smith & wife Kimberly of Chickasha, OK
10 Grandchildren: Andrea, Sara, and Gavriel Wilson
M'Kenzie, Jack, Benjamin and Cal Smith
May'Cee and Maxx McDaugale
Tara Bushong
Brother: Tommy Joe Wilson & wife Nancy of Hobart, OK
Father-in-law: Jad Hanner of Bethany, OK
Brother-in-law: Perry Hanner & wife LeAnn of Belevista, AR
2 Nieces: Summer Squires & husband Randy, Hobart, OK
Tobin Reyes of Lubbock, TX
2Nephews: TJ Wilson & wife Brandie of Lone Wolf, OK
Ryan Wilson of TX


Service Information

Visitation
Date: December 2, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Interment
Date: December 3, 2018

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Larry Knisley
Clearwater, KS
Donnie was a longtime friend and fraternity brother. I will miss our good times together.

Paula, I am so sorry for the loss of your love. You two were such a great couple.

God's peace and love to you.

Larry
Wanda Spencer
Altus, OK
Worked with Don at Rexco Drug in Altus. I use the word work lightly. We had such a good time . He was always up for a laugh but never slacked on his work. Laughing was important to Don. We shared many laughs and good stories. I'll miss you my friend.
Kelly Williams-Bailey
Hobart, OK
Paula & M'Lynn, you & your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his arms around you during this difficult time. Donnie was a joy, always! I know you will miss him so much. Cherish the good times and the time God allowed Donnie to impact your lives. God Bless you all. Much love, Kelly!
Loretta Maggard
Hobart, OK
Our condolences to a lovely family.  Donnie and Paula are our friends and very special people.  God is great and I am sure Donnie is in his heavenly home. Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. ??
Ginger
Pearce, OK
Paula and family, So very sorry for your loss, praying for peace and comfort for all of you.
donna bernal
Mangum, OK
Paula I am so very sorry to hear about Don I worked with Don at Bunker Hill Pharmacy I really enjoyed working him he was a veey nice person Glad I had the oppurtunity to know him God be with you and your family
David and Galeen (Irvin) Chain
Hobart, OK
Paula and family,
We're so sorry to hear about Donnie. Sending our love and prayers for you all.
J. C.
Hobart, OK
Prayer's for the family
Rodney Riggs
Pittsburg, KS
So sorry for your loss, he lived with David Northcutt and me in an old basement in Weatherford for a couple of years.  When I got married in Feb. 1962 he was in the wedding.  Donnie was a lot of fun to be around. I know he will be missed. 

Our prayers are with you

Rodney and Dorothy Riggs
Burt & Lynell Williams
Spearman, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family!
Jackie Maggard
Hobart, OK
Goodbye my friend. Until we meet again.
Lee Shaver
Spearman, TX
New Donnie for only very short time but liked and enjoyd our new found friendship verymuch.Will miss him.
Saundra Kay Mouse
Elk City, OK
So sorry for your loss!
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