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Donalee Boatright
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Birth: May 13, 1931
McAlester
Pittsburg County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 2009
McAlester
Pittsburg County
Oklahoma, USA

Don grew up in Carbon and graduated from Hartshorne High School. He joined the U.S. Army and served during the Korean conflict. He returned from war and began working in the coal mines of Carbon. He became a coal mine inspector for the U.S. Bureau of Mines and as a supervisor of the sub-district of Bureau of Mines and retired at the age of 65. Following retirement, he was a councilman for eight years and mayor of Krebs for four years. During his service to Krebs, he implemented many programs such as the Coal Miner Memorial, senior citizens building and the city park. He was a member of the Board of the Coal Mining Institute of Eastern Oklahoma State College, American Legion Post No. 79 and the Solomon Masonic Lodge No. 32 of Krebs, where he was schooled in the Masonic degree work. Survivors include his wife, Lilla Boatright, of the home; daughter, Lori King, of Krebs; two grandchildren, Thomas Ketcherside, of Baltimore, Md. and Sabrina King, of Krebs; mother-in-law, Golda Smith, of Crowder. And, brothers and sisters-in-law, Emma Dean Boatright, of Murfreesboro, Ark., Larry and Jessie Grossman, of Denison, Texas, Ruby Masangale, of Broken Arrow, Johnny Mack and Janie Walla, of Canadian, Doyle and Sharon Sheffield, of Lane, Kenny and Suzy Graham, of Caddo Mills, Texas, Larry and Jenelle Walla, of McAlester, John and Mary Ann Smith, of Jumbo, Seth and Marilyn Smith, of Springfield, Ill., and Bruce Smith, of Crowder, and numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Lucile Boatright; brothers, Arlie Jr. and Billy Gene; father-in-law, T.J. Smith; brothers-in-law, Gerald Masangale, Richard Hill and Dickie Lee Smith, and sister-in-law, Willa Smith. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Chaney's Memorial Chapel, McAlester, with the Rev. Charles Saviers officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, McAlester. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion Harrison Powers Post No. 79, McAlester. Arrangements are under the direction of Chaney-Harkins Funeral Home of McAlester. Pallbearers include Robby Baker, Allen Boatright, Dennis Cook, Larry Cook, Ron Cunningham and Tommy Walker. Honorary pallbearers include James Cummins, Joe Hanoute, Warren Hollis, Dr. Kenneth Miller, David Nelms, M.J. Turnipsead, Bobby Watkins and the Members of the Solomon Masonic Lodge No. 32.
(McAlester News Capital) 
 
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 Parents:
  Arlie F. Boatright (1902 - 1970)
  Lucille Nolen Boatright (1907 - 1998)
 
 Spouse:
  Lila Smith Boatright*
 
 Siblings:
  Arlie F Boatright (1922 - 2009)*
  Billie Gene Boatright (1924 - 1972)*
  Donalee Boatright (1931 - 2009)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Married June 30, 1956
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Memorial Park
McAlester
Pittsburg County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Sec. 32
 
Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: Aug 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40675586
Donalee Boatright
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Donalee Boatright
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Donalee Boatright
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