Donald L. Wiard
Donald L. Wiard, 84, of Edmond, Okla., died peacefully Feb. 4, 2020, in Oklahoma City, Okla., holding the hand of his granddaughter, Alexis Deakins.
Donald was born March 23, 1935, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Clarence E. Wiard and Julia Schuck. After graduating high school, he married Alice Jane Mitchell in 1954. They were married 48 years until Alice's death in 2002. Donald had a brilliant Navy career that included extended service in Alaska and Guam. He had over 30 years of successful recovery in AA, and sponsored others in their recovery process. He would have received his 39th birthday chip this month. Donald was an active member of Southern Hills Christian Church, and a resident of Bradford Village in Edmond. He was a Stephens Minister, a member of the Better Breathers Club, and a member of the SSR club. He owned A+ Key Supply after many years of working for Weiser Lock Company.
Donald is survived by his older sister, Joan Taylor; his son, Warren Wiard; daughter, Linda Wiard; granddaughters, Amanda Deakins, and Andria Wortman; grandson, Alex Wiard; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Alexis and Brooklyn Deakins, and Kaylee Blevins and Jace Wortman.
He is preceded in passing by his wife, Alice Jane Wiard, and parents, Clarence and Julia.
A memorial service to remember and honor Donald's life will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at Crawford Family Funeral Service in Edmond, Okla. The Rev. Dr. Robert E. Crawford will be presiding.
Published on February 7, 2020


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