Servellon Doonkeen passed from this world to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, January 13, 2021 at the age of 97.
Servellon was born on September 25, 1923 in Rosita Coahulia, Mexico to Alfred Doonkeen and Felipa (Medina) Doonkeen. The family moved to the U.S. when Sevellon was an infant and then to Oklahoma City in 1932. His first job was at 16 years old for Veazey Drug Store making home deliveries on his bicycle in the neighborhood of Heritage Hills to financially help support his family of eight siblings.
Servellon married “The Love of His Life” Lola Grace Lopez of Oklahoma City. They married on May 25, 1944 in El Reno, Oklahoma and had three children, Robert, Yvonne and Servel Ray. They were blessed with a beautiful marriage of 70 years until Lola’s passing at the age of 88 in October 23, 2014. They enjoyed good times with family, long lasting friendships, camping trips throughout the U.S. and Mexico, and numerous A&W Conventions.
Servellon worked in the smoked meats dept. at Wilsons Packing Plant for 21 years where he saved money to purchase an A&W Root Beer Franchise for south Oklahoma City and Moore, Oklahoma.
Together, with Lola they owned and operated five A&W Root Beer Restaurants for 35 years.
In 1987 to present Servellon and Lola Purchased Roadrunner RV Park in south Oklahoma City and operated it with their 2 sons and daughter.
He was a wonderful father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle. He was admired and looked up to by numerous nieces and nephews. A man of integrity and principle.
He is survived by his sister, Darlene Galindo. His three children, Robert and wife Nancy, Yvonne Gomes and husband Edward and Servel Ray Doonkeen. Grandchildren Monica, Dominique & John Kichan, Yvette & Mike Simpson, Bruce & Karalee Gonzalez and Brian Gonzales. Eight great – grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lola, infant son Daniel, infant daughter Gloria and grandson Benjamin Gonzalez, his sibling Pete, Joe, Alfred, Marshall, William, Corrina Hernandez and Trina Esquivias.
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