Donald Kent Splawn 87, of Kingston passed away peacefully Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Brookside Nursing Home in Madill, Oklahoma. He was born on March 13, 1929 in Marshall County to the late Taylor Zachary "Dog" and Mamie Splawn. Donald was raised in Madill and graduated from Madill High School before moving to California where he was married to Johanna who preceded him in death. Upon returning home to Kingston he married Betty Lou who also preceded him in death. He made his living working in insurance sales before eventually owning Texoma Satellite and Mini Storage, retiring in 2010. Don was an active member in the Texoma Southern Baptist Church, and spent his free time working in the yard and traveling whenever he could. He enjoyed his time with his special canine children most of all.
He is survived by: Wife, Bonnie Splawn of Kingston, OK, Children, Larry Splawn and wife Beverly, Oklahoma City, OK, Mark Splawn and wife Mary, Oklahoma City, OK, Cindy Neale and husband James, Granbury, TX, Step Children, Kimberly Martin and husband Michael, Caddo, OK, Shelly Burns, Durant, OK. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, Sister-in-Law Doe Splawn, Kingston, OK and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife; Johanna, his second wife; Betty Lou, his parents, a daughter; Linda Decker, two brothers; James and Jackie, a sister; Vivian Biggerstaff, and one stepson; Roy Routt.
Visitation will be Wednesday the 19th at Watts Funeral Home in Madill, Oklahoma from 10 am to 9 pm. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 20th at 2 pm at the Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill, Oklahoma. Keith Rogers will officiate the service. Interment will be at the Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, Oklahoma. Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.
Casket Bearers: Mark Splawn, Larry Splawn, Cordell Robinson, Evan Splawn, Dalton Gilliam, and Lukas Gilliam.