Donald Lee Chancellor
Donald Lee Chancellor was born in Leedey, Oklahoma, to Cliff and Rada Chancellor on July 6, 1932. Don passed peacefully at Elk City Nursing Home on May 23, 2023. Donald grew up in Mountain Park, Oklahoma. At the age of 18, Donald enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in Korea for four years. He was awarded a commendation ribbon with a metal pendant for the performance of meritorious service in Korea while attached to the United Nations command military armistice commission.
After proudly serving his country, he continued his education with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. Don retired as a high school principal and girls’ basketball coach. He loved the students who walked the hallway and the girls who played on his basketball team. Don treated each student fairly and loved to help them in any way he could.
Don was an excellent basketball coach. He knew how to put six girls on the court and come out with a win. He was famous for “The Gotebo Stall” that proved to be unstoppable for most opposing teams. His highest award was the honor of being inducted into The High School Coaches Hall Of Fame.
He was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Don is survived by sons, Obie Chancellor and Bo Chancellor of Gotebo, OK; daughter, Donde Pruitt and husband, Mike, of Blanchard, OK; and grandchildren: Megan Lafferty of Elk City, OK; Kasie Hamlin and husband, Seth, of Muskogee OK; Brandon Pruitt and wife, Haley, of Rockwall, TX; Summer Nault and husband, Lee, Phoenix, AZ; Afton Luttrell and husband, Laramie, of Mountain View, OK; Ashley Kraham and husband, Daniel, of Mountain View, OK; Skyla Burcum of Carnegie, OK; Leah Clark and husband, Byron, of Carnegie, OK; Angel Hughes of Carnegie, OK; Brandon Hughes of Mountain View,OK; Jaden Skinner of Carnegie, OK; Cody Hughes of Sallisaw, OK; and numerous great-grandchildren, family, and friends
He is preceded by his parents, Cliff and Rada Chancellor; wife, Iris Chancellor; and sister, Lela Buffaloe
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at Gotebo First Baptist Church in Gotebo, Oklahoma. Inurnment was in the Mountain Park Cemetery in Mountain Park, Oklahoma.
Services were under the direction of Ray & Martha’s Funeral Home, Mountain View, OK.
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