Willis Wayne Donaldson, of Talihina, OK, passed from this life on January 5, 2021 in McAlester, OK at the age of 75.
Wayne was born on September 13, 1945 in Valliant, OK. He was a lifelong resident of the McCurtain/Le Flore County areas. He married Tommie Brooks on April 14, 1972 in Bethel, OK, and they enjoyed 48 years of marriage prior to his passing.
Wayne served in the US Navy from 1965-1969. He was deployed to Vietnam during that conflict and was honorably discharged after his service. His family lovingly remembers him as having a great sense of humor, and a big and giving heart. He was a wonderful family man and will be greatly missed.
Wayne was preceded in death by his father and mother, Claude and Opal Donaldson; brothers, Billy, Clifton, and W.C. Donaldson; and grandson, Max Guffey.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Tommie, of the home; sons, Scotty Donaldson of Bethel, OK and Brandon Donaldson (wife, Crystal) of North Dakota; daughters, Shelly Guffey (husband, Shawn) of Missouri and Breanna Bryant (husband, James) of Bethel, OK; sisters, Wilmoth Rhoden of Millerton, OK and Flora May Donaldson of Talihina, OK; grandsons, Alex Donaldson, Scotty “Doc” Donaldson, Brandon Donaldson, Johnny Donaldson, Andrew Bryant, Justin Bryant, Seth Bryant, and Rowan Donaldson; granddaughters, Alaina Allison, Stevie Koehler (husband, Brent), Shelby Guffey, Rhiannah Bennett, and Megann Bryant; along with numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family, and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the Bethel Baptist Church in Bethel, OK.
Burial with military honors will follow at the Bethel Cemetery.
A Viewing will be held from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday, January 8, 2021 at the Funeral Home.
All services are under the direction of Brumley Funeral Home in Broken Bow, OK.
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