Donald (Don) Dean Holley Sr.
Donald (Don) Dean Holley Sr. (of Methuen, MA, formerly of Lawton, OK) died peacefully in his home on May 9, 2017 at the age of 80. Don was born October 19, 1936 in Sherman, Texas to Orman Ellsworth and Nellie Francis Holley. He married Jessie Crandall on May 23, 1959 and they settled in Lawton, Oklahoma in 1962, where they raised their five children. Don worked as a long-distance truck driver until he retired in 2002. All that had the pleasure of meeting Don had trouble forgetting his infectious smile and blue eyes. He was a quiet, but loving man who never missed an episode of Jeopardy and loved his strawberry milkshakes and cheeseburgers.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Crandall Holley, his son Donald Holley Jr., his son- in-law Sonny Twellman, infant grandson Antonio Salvucci III, his father Orman Ellsworth Holley, his mother Nellie Francis Holley, his brothers Roy, Bobby, Kenneth, Cecil, and David, his sister Louise Holley White and brother-in-law Les White and brother-in-law Douglas Brooks.
He is survived by his daughter Debra and son-in-law Robert Stein, his daughter Diana Twellman, his daughter Jennifer and son-in-law Robert Alden, his daughter Carrie and son-in-law Antonio Salvucci II, his brother Jack and sister-in-law Sandy Holley, his sister Lois Brooks, his sister-in-law Vera Holley and his sister-law Linda Holley. Don had 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice. Don truly appreciated the care he received from Yajyra, Noell and Sheila.
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