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Donald "Donnie" Ray Eccles


Donald “Donnie” Ray Eccles was born to Paul and Mona Gertrude (Russell) Eccles on July 10, 1944 in Shattuck, Oklahoma. He has been a resident of Beaver, Oklahoma since 1969. He was a contract pumper and he was a member of the Christian Church for 30+ years. He married Vickie Lawrence on June September, 1965 in Perryton, Texas.    

Donnie passed on November 20, 2017 in Harper County, Oklahoma.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie of Beaver, Oklahoma; his daughters, Shannon Mitchell of Beaver, Oklahoma and Gena Dupus of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two brothers, Larry Eccles and Ronnie Eccles of Pampa, Texas; 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren  and a host of other relatives and friends.

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I am sending my deepest sympathy.  My love and prayers for comfort are with you .

Rebekah Yates Nov 25 2017 12:00 AM

I was truly heartbroken to learn that Donald Ray Eccles passed away so unexpectedly and tragically on November 20. His daughter Gena Eccles Dupus, and husband Jason, along with precious granddaughter, Isabella Noel Dupus are my dear friends, and I could never have survived the loss of my husband in 2015 without their love and support. I never dreamed I would be in the position of returning their love and sympathy such a short time later. I did not know Donnie, but having known his daughter, he must have been a wonderful, exemplary father, for he raised a true angel. My sympathy goes out to his entire family at this sad time. Please know that you have my deepest love.

Christine Payne Nov 23 2017 12:00 AM

WATER COLOR WREATH was sent by Christine Payne .

My deepest love and sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You. Christine Payne

M. Christine Payne Nov 23 2017 12:00 AM

Gena and Jason,

I was very sorry to hear of your loss.  Prayers for comfort for you and all of your family.


Diane Johnson Nov 22 2017 12:00 AM

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Diane Johnson.

Diane Johnson Nov 22 2017 12:00 AM

Sending you our thoughts and prayers and to let you know we were thinking of all of you in this time of great sadness.  Being a Russell cousin always seemed to bring us together as a big family....feels like a part of all of us is gone.  Love to you all and will be praying for the days to come.   Much love from all the Moore family.

Judy Moore Bradford Nov 21 2017 12:00 AM

Praying for comfort for all of the family in the loss of Donnie.  He was always such an impressive older cousin to me.

Bob and Connie Shaffer Nov 21 2017 12:00 AM

A GARDEN PATH was sent by The Moore's.

All of our love. The Moore Family-Belva, Judy, Terry, Rita, and Rhonda

Terrill Moore Nov 21 2017 12:00 AM

Vicki and Shannon, I send my deepest condolences to each of you and your families in this time of great void in your lives.  Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others will tell you to. Travel-your-own pathway, because each has their own.  I can assure you it isn't easy but I can assure you there is our Lord and Savior right there to carry you when you cannot go on and hold your hand when you can.  I love you and 3wish I were there to hug you all but health won't let that happen.  God bless all!

I-am-only human.  I need-the-touch of-human-
  companionship.  Sorely-I-miss this-one-I love.
I pray, O Jesus Thou wilt reveal-to-me unseen-
  presences.  Help-me to-know how-close my-
  loved-one is for-I-know they cannot-be far-
Make real-to-me contact-of spirit-to-
  spirit re-establishing lost-fellowship for-
  which my-heart-yearns.  Give-to-me faith
  to shine through-my-tears.
Plant peace-and-hope within-my-heart.
Point-me-to joy for the-great-reunion.
Until then, enable-me-to live as-happily-as
  possible and worthily-of-those who-are-
In the name-of-Him who-is-the Lord-of-
  life, I pray.

                                      MY DAD
He was my "Daddy" of childhood days,to me he was handsome and tall.                                                                      
It seemed he could stand by the biggest-of men and to me he was biggest-of-all.                                                                      
I remember the days his steps were strong and his hair showed no touch-of-gray.                                                                      
I think of how hard he worked for us from dawn to the dark-of-day;                                                                        
then came a time his steps grew slow and his eyesight began to grow dim.                                                                          
He was always thinking of and planning for us. I thought the-whole-world of him.                                                                      
As I stand by-the-side of-his-grave, my heart aches and I-am so sad.                                                                      
I know he was not just-another-man; to me the-best there-ever-was; my dad!

                          THE BROKEN CHAIN
We little knew one-morning God was-going-to call-your-name,
In life we loved-you-dearly and in death we-do-the same.
It broke-our-hearts to-lose you, you did-not-go alone;
Part-of-us went-with-you the-day-God called-you-home.
You-left-us peaceful-memories, your-love-is still-our-guide;
Though we-cannot-see you, you-are-always at-our-side.
Our-family-chain is-broken and nothing-seems-the same;
As-God-calls us one-by-one, the-chain will-link-again.

Jackie R. Sheldon Nov 21 2017 12:00 AM