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Darrell Dee Stinson was born May 11, 1934, at the Davie Place in Fay, Oklahoma, to John and Florence (Addis) Stinson. He departed this life Sunday, December 10, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
Darrell attended first grade at Golden Country School, north of Chester. He also attended school at Taloga, Oakwood, and Fay, graduating with the class of 1952.
After graduation, he attended Oklahoma A&M and graduated in 1957, which was the last class to graduate from A&M.
After graduating from college, Darrell served in the U.S. Army. He then was a livestock inspector for the state of Oklahoma for nine years. Following that, he farmed and raised cattle at Fay.
Darrell was on the Dewey County election board for three terms and was on the Thomas-Fay-Custer school board for 21 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Darrell married Coleta Morgan Weidenmaier on August 3, 1968, in Carnegie. He immediately gained three daughters when he and Coleta married, Lindsay, Sandra and Susan. Debra joined the family in 1970.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Coleta; mother-in-law, Jessie Morgan; one brother, Larry Stinson.
Survivors include four daughters: Lindsay Wilson and husband, Eddie of Tulsa; Sandra Shafer and husband, Allen of Spring, Texas; Susan Sells and husband, Tim of Wichita, Kansas; and Debra Ott and husband, John of Ames; grandchildren, Joby Wilson and wife, Allison; Jenifer Duden; Stefanie Denton and husband, Jerry; Alex Shafer and wife, Megan; Dexter Shafer and wife, Kayla; Addie Shafer, Jordan Sells, Tate Ott, Kelby Ott, and Hadley Ott; great-grandchildren, Alex Darling, Tabitha Darling, Morgan Denton, Kaden Shafer, Bryleigh Shafer, and Aubrey Shafer; one sister, Mavis Hart; sisters-in-law, Regina Stinson and Mary Morgan; numerous nieces, nephews,and cousins.
Funeral service is 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 18, 2017, at the Fay Auditorium with Minister David Beck and Bill Crenshaw officiating. Interment follows in Mount Hope Cemetery, under the direction of Pierce Funeral Home, Canton.
Visitation with the family present is 6-8:00 p.m. Sunday evening, December 17, 2017, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Ames Fire Dept. or the Fay Auditorium, with the funeral home serving as custodian, Pierce Funeral Home, P.O. Box 36, Canton, OK 73724.
Condolences may be made online at www.PierceFuneralHomes.com.
Published on December 13, 2017
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