Donald W Kerbo

September 11, 1930 - December 19, 2017
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
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Donald W. Kerbo, of El Reno, Oklahoma, passed away December 19th, 2017, at his and his brother's home in Mangum, Oklahoma at the age of 87. He was born September 11th, 1930, in Mangum, Oklahoma to John W. and Ruth (Williams) Kerbo.

Donald was a master carpenter, starting out in cabinet making, progressing towards complete remodeling. He spent many years working a successful endeavor of buying homes in Oregon, completely restoring and remodeling, and then reselling them. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950-1954, working at different bases including Japan, London, and more locally Pennsylvania and Florida.

Donald never had children of his own but was known to be a devoted husband, spending 25 years with his first wife, Dorothy, until her passing in 1989, and over 15 years with his second wife, Veda until her passing in 2011. He was a long time member of the Baptist Church, with membership in the First Baptist Church of El Reno, and later, New Hope Baptist.

Donald is survived by his brother, Willis Kerbo and wife Carol of Mangum, Oklahoma

He was preceded in death by his parents,
two brothers, Bobby Joe and Harold
and two sisters, Jean and Johnnye Ruth

Graveside services are to be held Friday, December 22, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Rose Lawn Cemetery in Mangum, Oklahoma, with Pastor Darrell Coffman officiating.

Arrangements are under the care of Ray and Martha's Funeral Home, Mangum, Oklahoma

Service Information

Graveside
Date: December 22, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm

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Cliff and Carol Johnson
El Reno, OK
Don Kerbo was the kindest, happiest man with the strongest hand shake and the biggest servant heart..... we were fellow members with him at New Hope Baptist Church in El Reno and would also see him at Mobile Meals when he was wearing his oxygen and still driving the church van to deliver meals to the needy in El Reno.  Always looked forward to seeing him at church and being uplifted by his smile and hand shake.....we had talked with him once or twice after he moved back to Mangum and had tried to reach him by phone probably on the 19th.  We know he is with our Lord and we will see him again! Love that brother in Christ! Cliff and Carol Johnson
Eric Franklin
St Louis, MO
A very kind and gentle man. He was very faithful to his wife and his church. He and Veda were wonderful friends of my Mother and I am glad to have known him. My prayers are with his family.
Peggy White
El Reno, OK
Son was a perfect gentleman, and a good friend, and a true Christian. Rest in peace Don.
Your friend ,Peggy
Peggy White
El Reno, OK
Son was a perfect gentleman, and a good friend, and a true Christian. Rest in peace Don.
Your friend ,Peggy
Charlotte
Cordell, OK
Please be comforted for the Bible promises at Isaiah 25:8,"He will swallow up death forever And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces."
Mack Clayton
Las Vegas, NV
I'll will miss my Step-father whom I loved like my own Father.  May he rest in peace.
Gary Clayton and Arlene
Mustang, OK
Don was a great man to my grandmother Veda and all of us as well. He will truly be missed.  Wish we would have known about his services we would have loved to have been there for him.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family. Love you Don....
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