Don was a kind man who spent his working time as a carpet salesman and installing all types of flooring. He was an avid reader who enjoyed reading about history, ozark culture, and westerns. In August 1977, he married Dorine O’Hara and they formed a lifelong partnership. Together, they were successful business partners in Oklahoma and Nixa, Missouri. Don enjoyed hunting and fishing. Most of all, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Don will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife of more than 37 years, Dorine Dudley.
Don is survived by two brothers, Gary Dudley of Perkins, Oklahoma and Richard Dudley and wife Connie of Commerce, Oklahoma; four daughters, Katrina Drake of Belton, Missouri, Kimberly Cheatum and husband Larry of Naples, Florida, Stephanie Biswell and husband Joseph of Tacoma, Washington, and Sabrina Gordy of Raymore, Missouri; his step-children, Susan Evans and husband David of Nixa, Missouri, Donovan O’Hara of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Steve O’Hara and wife Phyllis of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Terri Pool and husband Rick of Del Ray Beach, Florida, and Michael O’Hara and wife LouAnn of Stillwater, Oklahoma; 27 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Nixa, Missouri, with Minister Eric Langendorfer officiating.