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Donald Ray Driskell, Sr.


Funeral services for Donald Ray Driskell, Sr., 84, of Purcell will be Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 1 p.m. at Union Hill Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery. The family will be accepting friends on Monday, May 1 from 5-7 p.m. at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home.

Mr. Driskell passed away on Friday, April 21, 2023.

Don was born June 27, 1938, the sixth of seven children born to James and Maude (Brantley) Driskell.

As a young man, he enjoyed playing church softball where he developed a comradery of friendships that lasted a lifetime. During high school, Don was a DECA member and received many awards for his participation. He graduated with the Pauls Valley Panther Class of 1956. After high school, Don attended OU to study business.

He was married to Bennie (Followill) for 32 years and had a blended family of eight wonderful children.

Don was a wholesale grocery store buyer and worked most of his career for Tyler & Simpson wholesale grocery company.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Burl and Maude Driskell; his sisters, Vera White and June Driskell; and his brother, James Driskell.

He is survived by his wife, Bennie Driskell of the home; his sons, Don Driskell Jr. of Newcastle, Derek Driskell and wife, Tara, of Norman, Rocky Brown and wife, Tina, of Lakeland, Fla., and Perry Brown and wife, Marty, of Charleston, S.C.; his daughters, Cindy Parson and husband, Randy Geer, of Kingston, Summer Driskell and significant other, Rusty Campbell, of Goldsby, Donna Kerns and husband, Bob, of Norman and Debbie Seibert and husband, Scott, of Lakeland, Fla.; his sisters, Betty Spivey of Paul Valley, Patsy Price of Purcell and Glenna Terrell of Moore; his sister-in-law, Norma Driskell of Norman; his 16 grandchildren, Skye Innocenti and husband Lerenzo, Lexi Young, Ethan Sawyer, Colin Parson, Ayla Driskell, William, Jacob, Darina Caddell, Amanda Brown, Matthew Seibert, Philip, Blake, Troy, Kira and Luke Brown; his 10 great-grandchildren and a host of friends that were loved and cherished by Don.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonlittle.com.