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Donald Jerome Goodspeed, 67, of Tannehill, died Monday, March 6, 2017, at his home.
The family will receive friends at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home today from 6 to 8 p.m.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9, at Oak Hill Cemetery with Mark Halyard officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester.
Donald Goodspeed was born on March 10, 1949, in McAlester, to Richard and Capitola (Scales) Goodspeed. He grew up here and graduated from McAlester High School in 1967.
He then attended Oklahoma State University for a few years and also worked for the city of Stillwater.
He came back to McAlester and he and his father worked together as D&S Electrical Contractors.
Donald had also worked at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary for a while then had a long career with the city of McAlester as traffic control engineer.
Donald was a member of the Solomon Masonic Lodge 32 in Krebs, where he served as worshipful master in 1977 and 1979 and belonged to the York Rite and Scottish. He was the Demolay advisor in 1978 and 1985 and Rainbow Advisor from 1978 to 1985. He was Worthy Patron of OES in 1982 and Demolay Honor Zerabbubal Key and York Rite KYCH in 1981.
Donald also served on the Tannehill board of education for many years.
In his spare time, Donald liked to go hunting and fishing and spend time with his grandkids.
He was of the Methodist faith
Donald is survived by his wife, Ursula Goodspeed, of the home; children, Candice Cox and husband, Steve, of McAlester, and Robert L. Padgett and wife, Anita, of McAlester; stepchildren, Roy Pace and wife, Pauline, of Krebs, Dean Pace, of McAlester, Tina Flora and husband, Geoff, of Edmond, and Robert Snider, of McAlester, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Donald was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernice (Lott) Goodspeed; his parents, and his grandparents.
Honorary pallbearers will be Masons of District 27.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Rite Care, through the local Masonic Lodge.
Published on March 8, 2017
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