Donald Earl “Don” Stehr

Funeral services for Donald Earl “Don” Stehr, 80, Sulphur, were held 2:00 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26, at the Calvary Baptist Church with Pastors Bryan Hetherington and Tom Hefley officiating. Interment followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Sulphur. Born July 31, 1937 in Pennsylvania to the late Earl and Hilda (Knerr) Stehr, he died Thursday, Feb. 22, in Sulphur. Don and the late Mary Carolyn Bachus were married on August 7, 1959 in Hatboro, Penn. Following her death in 2011, Don married Nelda (Sims) Welch in Sulphur on December 19, 2014. Don grew up in Pennsylvania, graduating from Higgins High School in 1955. Following high school, Don joined the United States Air Force. It was during his service to our country that Don met Mary, while being stationed at Gene Autry. After being discharged from the Air Force, Don spent 40+ years as a truck driver. Most recently, Don worked as a driver for INCA. He and Nelda also spent several years working as volunteers with the Murray County RSVP. In his spare time he enjoyed playing dominos, traveling and visiting with friends at area coffee shops. Survivors include his wife, Nelda; one daughter, Judy Stehr of Davis; three step-children, Susan Downing and husband Walt of Warner Robbins, Ga., Mike Welch of Sulphur and Patrick Welch and wife April of Ardmore; four siblings, Albert Stehr, Joan Cimino, Ruth Wittham and Marilyn Casteel, all of Pennsylvania; six grandchildren; one adopted grandson, Andrew Wipp and six great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and first wife, Don was preceded in death by a son, Brian Stehr. On line condolences may be offered at

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