Ada — Services for Jerry Bart Donaghey, 81, of Ada, are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. David Daniel and Dr. Roberto Escamilla will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mr. Donaghey died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at his home. He was born Feb. 8, 1933, in Ada to Gorham and Alleyne Lindley Donaghey. He lived in Ada most of his life and graduated from Ada High School in 1950. He attended East Central University in Ada and later transferred to the University of Oklahoma, where he played football and graduated in 1954.
He married Wynona White on Aug. 17, 1956. She preceded him in death on Dec. 13, 1979. He later married Norma Manahan on Dec. 27, 1980.
Mr. Donaghey was the co-owner and grower at Donaghey Greenhouse until his retirement in 1987. He served as the president of the Oklahoma State Florist Association for two years. He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church and served as a trustee and an usher for many years. He was an active member of the Ada Rotary Club. Mr. Donaghey was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and a member of the Ada Elks Lodge. Mr. Donaghey served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 12 years, receiving an honorable discharge in 1967.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Donaghey, of the home; daughter Machel Considine and husband, Tom, of Chandler, Ariz.; daughter Brigette Gean and husband, Glen, of Oklahoma City; son Jeff Donaghey and wife, Glenda, of Elk City; son Mike Manahan and wife, Nedra, of Dallas, Texas, daughter Pam Manahan and Hilary Hudgens of Dallas, Texas and daughter, Patti McCarthey and husband, Smokey, of Moore; his grandchildren, Sean Considine, Amanda Muhs, Aaron Gean, Lacy Hargus, Billy Bashaw, Keri Jones, Kimberly Rion, Olivia Manahan-Hudgens, Megan Atchley and London McCarthey; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Judy Carole Donaghey, in 1954; and a brother, Farrell Frank Donaghey, in 2010.
Bearers will be Mike Manahan, Smokey McCarthey, Hilary Hudgens, Sean Considine, Aaron Gean and Tom Considine. Honorary bearers will be Glen Gean, Odell Deaton, Pat O’Neal, Henry Katz and Jerry “Tiger” Cross.