Kenneth Ray Van Tassel, age 71, of Ada, OK, was born on December 7, 1941, in Kerman, California. He was the son of Clarence E. & Arlene (Ringler) Van Tassel. He left this life on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in Oklahoma City, OK. Kenneth worked in the oilfields for 40 years in Bakersfield, CA, until he retired and then he moved to Oklahoma. He enjoyed going for his rides to look at new trucks and tractors. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Donna Van Tassel, Ada, OK; daughter, Kelli and husband, Doug Ashford, Kingman, AZ, daughter, Dawnett Smith, Ada, OK; 6 grandkids; 11 great-grandkids; brother, Bobby Van Tassel, Flippin, AR; sister, Wanda Randall, Bull Head City, AZ and many other relatives and friends. Arrangements made with Smith~Parks Funeral Service in Harrah, OK. A guest book is available to share your memories on-line. Please visit: www.smithparks.com.