Jack Edwin Donnelly, 82, passed from this life on July 27, 2019, at his home in Hallett, Oklahoma.
Jack was born on January 22, 1937, in Cleveland, Oklahoma. He was the son of John and Carrie (Humble) Donnelly. Jack attended school and grew up in Cleveland. Following the completion of his education, Jack began working in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. He was worked as a welder building tanks at refineries across the United States. Jack was united in marriage to the love of his life Joyce Keeling on August 17, 1957, in Cleveland, Oklahoma. Jack later began working with at the Boilermaker Union where he retired from.
Jack loved being with his family. Sunday dinners were always what he looked forward to which brought all the family together. Jack enjoyed riding and raising horses. He was always trying to teach his children and grandchildren something about horses or instill a life lesson. Driving down the backroads was also a pastime of Jacks. He also enjoyed watching John Wayne and Clint Eastwood westerns as well at the gameshows Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune.
Survivors include his wife of almost 62 years Joyce of the home, Janet McFarland and her husband Rick of Cleveland, Oklahoma, Brian Donnelly and his wife Paula of Blackburn, Oklahoma, Barry Donnelly of Cleveland, Oklahoma, Carla Johnson and her husband Sammy of Cleveland, Oklahoma, Britt Donnelly and his wife Kris of Cleveland, Oklahoma, Jacklin Drake her husband Rusty of McAlester, Oklahoma; three sisters Hazel Dilbeck of Fairfax, Oklahoma, Mary Ratliff of Hominy, Oklahoma, Freida Hunter of Louisiana; eighteen grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Jack was preceded in death by his parents John and Carrie Donnelly, daughter Julie, granddaughter Sirena, great granddaughter Adysun, sister Helen Donnelly, brother Paul Donnelly.
Pallbearers will include Gary McFarland, John Donnelly, Justin Donnelly, Steven Donnelly, Kevin Bevins, Brandon Bevins and Heath Donnelly.
Services will be held 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the Terlton Baptist Church with Pastor Justin White officiating. Private burial will be held in the Woodland Cemetery. Chapman-Black Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Friends and family may visit an online guest book and memorial page for Jack at www.chapman-black.com.
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