Harley Dee Rightmire passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, May 8th, at the age of 78.
Harley was born to Frank and Dorothy Rightmire on August 30th, 1941 in Duncan, OK. He spent most of his childhood in Duncan before moving to Cedar Hill, NM, where he graduated from Aztec High School in 1960.
Growing up, Harley was passionate about music and playing the cornet, the outdoors, boxing, hot rods and aviation. Upon graduating high school, he returned to Duncan, where he worked for Duncan Aviation and later obtained his pilot license. Work would lead him to Henderson, NV where he joined the Carpenters Union. Harley met and married Loraine Cole on May 29th, 1964. Together, Harley and Loraine had two children, Adriane and Laird. They returned to Oklahoma where he built the family home in 1980. Harley used his passion for carpentry and woodworking to provide for his family until he retired from the Union in 2000. Harley and Loraine enjoyed spending time with family, chasing their grandchildren and traveling.
Harley had a contagious smile and was loved by all. He was an active member of the Flat Cams car club. If Harley was not at home with his dog Roxie, he could be found at the Boomerang Diner with his brother Wes and fellow car club members.
Harley is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Loraine and four siblings; Raymond, Kermit, Troy and Helen.
Harley is survived in death by his children; Jackie Lynn and her family of Des Moines, IA, Adriane of Duncan, Laird and wife Kerri of Duncan, grandchildren London and husband John Oberleas of Shelbyville, TN, Luke and wife Jacquelyn of Duncan, Cheyenne and Grant of Oklahoma City, and Seth and wife Jenna of Edmond, OK. Harley leaves behind his brother, Wes Rightmire of Comanche, sister Marion Waldron of Duncan, and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at Fairlawn Cemetery on Wednesday, May 13th, at 10 A.M. under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home.
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