Donald Eugene Horton

Donald Eugene Horton, 77, of Bokoshe left this life on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in his home with his wife and two sons at his side, following a lengthy illness. Donald was born Aug. 19, 1936, in Milton to Guy Quincy and Montie Olean (LeFlore) Horton. Donald devoted his life to his wife and family. He worked for many years in a fertilizer plant and later years in the oil field, pumping gas wells, He loved hunting, fishing and golfing when younger. As age came along most of his life was devoted to clearing the farm land where he lived and working with the cattle. He was baptized into Christ at the Bokoshe Church of Christ. Words cannot express the void he left in his family’s life. Donald was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerry Horton; sister, Lena Ann Walker. Donald is survived by his wife of 55 years, Melba of the home; two sons, Donald Jr. and wife Susan of Muldrow, Randy Horton of Bokoshe. He also leaves three grandsons, Jason, Jonathan and Jacob Horton, two granddaughters, Stephanie Ortiz and Julie Anderson, two step-grandchildren, Makayla and T.W.; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Loren Horton of Bokoshe, Joe Horton and wife Sharon of Rogers, Ark.; sisters in law, Joy Arter and husband Phillip of Bokoshe, Billye Vincent of Bokoshe, Delcina Saling and husband Tracy of Bokoshe; brother-in-law, Tim Tanksley and wife Sharon of Bokoshe; nieces, nephews, and many friends.Services will held at be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Bokoshe Church of Christ with the Revs. Jim Cook and Joe Avery officiating. Burial will be in Old Bokoshe Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rick Labyer, Mike Knittig, Paul Orr, Mike Brown, Sim Gipson and Charles Bailey.You may leave an online message at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, is handling arrangements.