Donnie Ray Bacher, 65, of Altus, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton. Celebration of Life services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Kincannon Funeral Home. Inurnment will take place at the Wasunga Cemetery in Newkirk at a later date. Life Celebration services and cremation services are entrusted to Kincannon Funeral Home of Altus.
Donnie Ray Bacher was born April 6, 1948 in Topeka, Kan. to Lester L. and Margaret M. (Ungerman) Bacher. He graduated from Choctaw High School in 1966. Donnie enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard in November 1966 and was honorably discharged in December 1969. He then transferred to U.S. Air Force Reserves and was honorably discharged in September 1979. Donnie was an automotive mechanic most of his adult life. He was of the Christian faith. Donnie enjoyed playing Santa Claus for children during Christmas. He also enjoyed playing video games, riding motorcycles and collecting guns.
Donnie was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Margaret Bacher; grandparents, Lawrence and Opal Bacher; John and Nellie Ungerman; brother, Larry Lester Bacher; infant brother, Randy John Bacher; infant sisters, Sharon Lee and Caroline Winona Bacher; and infant granddaughter, Aaron Renea Bacher: beloved pets, Rascal and Taffy.
He is survived by his precious companion, Jean Holmberg; a sister, Odessa C. Bacher and partner Joni Darnell; daughters, Ellisha Mae Robinson, Kathy Phillips, Erica Dawn Martin, Mindy Tucker and husband Gordon, Tracy Holmberg and Anita Jencks; sons, Randall Jencks, Jr. and Stuart Holmberg; grandchildren, Kyle Eagle Phillips, Ethan Ray Robinson, Caleb Edward Robinson, Christoph Tucker, Randall Jencks, III, Sarah Robinson, Brittni Allen Phillips, Shiron Musick, Railinn Martin, Annalice Tucker, Tessa Jencks, Celeste Jencks and Trinity Holmberg; great-grandchildren, to include, Kenzie "Tootie Bug" Tucker, and Brittni Alyne Phillips; niece, Victoria Bacher; nephews, Nicholi Bacher , Jennings Darnell and Lawrence Bacher; beloved pets, Troubles, Missy, Prissy Pooh and many friends.
Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson County Relay for Life.