Class of 1953
1953 Maroon Spotlight
F.F.A. 49-53, Home Room President 52-53, Letterman Club, State Champion Wrestling Team 51-52, Home Room Secretary 50-51.
Darrell Lee Milliron
December 22, 1934 – March 31, 2020
Darrell Lee Milliron, 85 year-old Watonga resident, died Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City after a long illness.
He was born December 22, 1934, in Perry, OK to Art and Wilna (Cowell) Milliron. After graduation from Perry high school in 1953, he enlisted in the United States Army. During that time, he was stationed all over Europe. After his service, he attended Southwestern College in Weatherford, OK, earning his BA in Education. This is where he met his wife, Doris. They were married June 21, 1957. The couple made their home in Edmond where he taught and coached wrestling and football at Northeast High School. In 1969, they moved to Watonga and became owners and operators of Sonic Drive-in until 1979.
Darrell attended Watonga Cowboy Church. He enjoyed horse-racing and owned and trained race horses with his son, Mitch. He also enjoyed collecting pocket watches.
Darrell is survived by his children, Mitch Milliron of Piedmont; Mitzi Blunk of Watonga; Melissa Dibler and husband, Tony of Tulsa; Megan Lazar of Edmond; grandchildren, Sara, Dakota, Montana, Morgan, Bailey, Connor, Cole and Olivia; eight great-grandchildren and his sister, Carol Wall, Alabama.
He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife Doris (on March 23, 2020); daughter, Michelle Christensen; and three brothers, Virgil, Bob, and Jimmy.
The celebration of life for Darrell will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made through Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home to OMRF (Alzheimer’s Division).