Donald Leroy Segler

Donald Leroy Segler was born March 18, 1935 in Duncan, Okla. to Granville Matthew and Nettie Mae (Pinson) Segler.  He passed away March 2, 2014 in Mustang, Oklahoma.

Donald Leroy Segler

Donald Leroy Segler

When he was one year old the family moved to Oklahoma City. He graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1953 and attended Oklahoma City University. He was passionate about his country and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On June 22, 1956, he married the love of his life, Carole Ruth Becker. In 1966, he joined Chisholm Heights Baptist Church by letter. Don worked for 33 years as a civilian employee at Tinker Air Force Base. In 1988, he retired as computer operations supervisor.

In 2013, Don humbly received his 50-year service pin at the Masonic Lodge in Mustang. He was active in his lodge, having quickly received his 32nd degree and loved his lodge brothers. Don also joined and participated in the Shriners. Among other things, he was intrigued with games and puzzles of all kinds. Don routinely completed the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle in ink. On special occasions, there would be a jigsaw puzzle spread out on a folding table where the family could sit around and enjoy company and conversation. Sometimes you had to look in his pocket for the last piece.  Don was a man of few words with a quick wit, he loved to tease. He and Carole were fortunate enough to travel domestically and to many foreign countries. Among other places, they went to the Baltic, England, New Zealand, Canada and Panama. Don was, to say the least, outspoken about politics. Although strong in mind, Don died March 2 after a valiant and poignant struggle with health issues.

Don is preceded in death by his parents, Granville and Nettie Mae Segler; son, Gary Mark Segler; and a sister, Christa Mae Vaughan. 

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carole Ruth Segler; children, Linda Gayle (Mike) Herron and Mike (Sherri) Segler; brother, Troy (Billie) Segler; sister, Carolyn (Jim) Bruza; brother-in-law, Jerry (Christa) Vaughan; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Chisholm Heights Baptist Church in Mustang.  Interment will follow at Mustang Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home, Yukon. Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com.

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