Donald Ray Vegher
Don was born in Ada, Oklahoma to Angelo Joseph and Della Lee Vegher. He spent most of his younger years in Coalgate, Oklahoma. The family moved to Oklahoma City and he graduated from Crooked Oak H.S. where he played saxophone in the band as well as several local bands.
After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, became a combat medic, and was assigned to Iceland where he developed his love of photography. After he completed his military service in California, he worked as a Medical Technician in Contra Costa County Hospital where he had several colorful exchanges with the local Hell’s Angels. He was also a prolific go-cart racer, motorcycle rider, and competitive roller-skater, winning many awards in each.
After returning to Oklahoma City, he worked in local hospitals where he met his future wife. He transitioned to the base hospital at Tinker, and from there attended and graduated from the initial Respiratory Therapy program, after which he returned to working local hospitals.
Don was an aircraft mechanic at Tinker for 25 years until his retirement. During this time and after, his many interests included classic and custom cars, scuba diving, several plant and flower clubs, the Master Gardener program, and others. He continued his love of plants by working at TLC nursery. He loved riding his motorcycle and his time in the Patriot Guard Riders. He also enjoyed his church family at Newchurch and Waterloo Church of the Nazarene.
Don was a Master Mason at Midwest City Masonic Lodge as well as a member of the Supernumerary Group and the K.C.C.H. at the Guthrie Consistory.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Geri, and his son, Don Jr.
He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all that met and knew him.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m., Friday, February 26th at Matthews Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Sunny Lane Cemetery in Del City, OK. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org/ or the Midwest City Masonic Lodge.
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