Donald Richard Massad, Sr.
Shreveport, LA - Donald R. Massad, Sr. 79, died Friday, December 6, 2013. Don was born on July 1, 1934 in Drumright, OK to Shoy R. and Camilla E. Massad. He graduated from Classen High School where he played clarinet in the school band and went on to graduate from Oklahoma University with a degree in petroleum geology.
Upon graduation, Don entered into the United States Air Force as a 2nd lieutenant and was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, LA. While stationed at Barksdale, Don met the love of his life Rochelle Monsour. Earlier this year they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. Don continued his career in the United States Air Force Reserve as a Colonel. Don went on to build a successful insurance practice. He had a passion for fast cars, especially his 2005 Red Corvette, but his true love was his "Roe-Roe". They were inseparable and rarely found apart.
Don is survived by his wife Rochelle, sons Donald, Jr. and wife Michelle of Baton Rouge, LA and Bradley and wife Lynn of Shreveport, LA, and grandsons Carson and Barro Massad of Shreveport, LA who refer to their grandfather as "Did-Daddie". He is also survived by his brothers Bill and wife Nancy of Oklahoma City, OK and Bobby and wife Irene of Oklahoma City, OK and sister Phyllis and husband Dr. Frances Abraham of Wichita, KS. Don is also survived by a niece and numerous nephews.
Don was predeceased by his parents and brother Leeland.
Don never lost his love for his OU Alma Mater, and on game days, you could see the OU flag flying. When LSU was playing, he waived both flags. Don will be dearly missed.
Services will be held at St. Mark's Cathedral on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm. Donations can be made to St. Mark's Cathedral or St. Mark's Cathedral School.
Osborn Funeral Home - Shreveport
3631 Southern Avenue Shreveport, LA 71104
Published in Shreveport Times from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2013