Class of 1939

1939 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily JournalYDon Highfill
Don Highfill

– is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Highfill of Perry. He was outstanding as a football and basketball player. He was born near Stillwater, Oklahoma. He attended school in Cherokee as well as in Perry.
Don’s hobby is agriculture, football and tennis. His parents live at Eighth and Noble streets.

Donald Harland Highfill

February 1, 1919 – October 29, 1984

Funeral for retired Master Sgt. Donald H. Hillfill, 65, Oklahoma City, will be at 1 p.m. today in the Lawton First Baptist Church Memorial Chapel with Rev. Gene Daley, associate pastor of Northwest Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Highfill died Monday night in an Oklahoma City hospital following a lengthy illness.

Entombment will be in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum in Sunset Memorial Gardens under direction of Becker Funeral Home, Lawton.

He was born Feb. 1, 1919, in Stillwater and was a former Lawton resident who moved to Perry from Lawton. He moved from Perry to Oklahoma City in 1981.

Retired from the U.S. Army, he owned and operated an independent oil field truck. He was a member of the Northwest Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

He married Leona Bass March 9, 1981, in Vernon, Texas.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Robert, Tulsa; a daughter, Jean McQuire, Mustang; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Highfill, Perry; a brother, Dean, Ada; a stepson, Bobby Dixon, Mustang; two stepdaughters; Loretta Ekwall, Omaha, Neb.; Lydia Bly, Wichita, Kan., and two grandsons.