Donald Doyle "Oop" Jolly, 77, a resident of Parsons, departed this life early Monday morning, Aug. 18, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born Friday, Nov. 20, 1936. at Parsons, a son of the late Cover L. Jolly and Valley Virginia "Gin" Isner Jolly.
On Dec. 26, 1961, at Norristown, Pa., he was married to the former Judith Ann "Judy" Adams, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Teresa Ann Lycliter and husband, Jamie, of Parsons; one grandson, Donald Scott Lycliter and wife, Alicia McCune, of Parsons; one great-grandson, Ashton Scott Lycliter of Parsons; and several nieces and nephews.
He is the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by two brothers, David Theodore "Teddy" Jolly and Ronald Lee Jolly; and two sisters, Grace B. Jolly Poling and Nevada "Vade" Jolly Carr.
He attended the schools of Tucker County. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. He was a former farm hand and an employee of the former Dorman Mills. He worked construction at various power plants, and at the time of his retirement during 1988, he was general superintendant for Quill Ridge Construction. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and tinkering with anything he could get his hands on, especially gas powered airplanes. "Oop's" greatest joy was serving the Lord and sharing with people how much he loved them and was praying for them.
Mr. Jolly's request for cremation was honored. A memorial services will be conducted at a later date.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Donald Doyle "Oop" Jolly. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.