Donald Raye Oxford
Donald Raye Oxford will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Monday, 12/6/2010, 2:00pm. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 2:00pm. He passed away on 11/28/2010 and is survived by his son and wife Kris and Angie Oxford, grandsons Blake and Kannon in Smynra, TN., brother John and his wife Sharon in Woodland, WA. After high school Donny attended Louisiana Tech and briefly worked as the Sports Editor for the Ruston Daily Leader. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy and served aboard the USS Joseph Strauss where he distinguished himself and the crew while providing fire off the coast of Vietnam. Donny had three great loves in life. First and foremost was his love of his extensive family. He loved his son and his family more than anything and had numerous aunts, uncles and cousins spread all over the world. Next he loved Ruston High School and all those that attended and next was his love of sports especially those teams that represented the State of Louisiana. In lieu of flowers Donny would want you to make a donation to assist his family with funeral expenses by calling Kris Oxford at 615 390-3811. He will be missed by family and friends, may he rest in peace.