September 1, 1945 - February 9, 2018
Donald Keith Stockard (Duck) of Plano, Texas, passed away suddenly on February 9, 2018, at the age of 72, surrounded by family. He was born and reared in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, along with his five siblings.
Don graduated from Sapulpa High School in 1963 and was drafted by the New York Mets, but he chose to attend college. He received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Northeastern State College in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and subsequently received a Master of Education from Northeast Louisiana State College in Monroe, Louisiana. In his early career, Don was a teacher and coach. His true expertise was in sales, whether it was cars, trucks, or insurance. His desire to serve others led him to being a volunteer for the Texas Veterans as a VA accredited claims agent. He was an active member of his church, where he had served as an usher and most recently as a Eucharistic Minister.
Don was a great athlete, loved sports of all kinds, and was an avid fan of the University of Oklahoma Sooners. He loved traveling, golfing, exercising, dining, and socializing with friends. The most treasured moments of his life were spent being a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was incredibly humble, never met a stranger, and was loved by all who knew him.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Virginia; his daughters, Cheryl Shoffner Jordan, Cindy Shoffner Duggan, and Allison Stockard Painich, and his son-in-law, Joey Painich. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Patrick Lambert, Jr., Christopher Keith Duggan, Austin Duggan, Brennen Duggan, Cody Duggan, Maddie Painich, and Nate Painich; his great-grandchildren, Lyric Normand, Ariel Lambert, and Patrick Lambert III; his brothers, Ed Stockard and Jim Stockard and his sister, Mari Young, along with their spouses as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ulysses Eldridge Stockard and Claudia Alice Ray Stockard, and his brothers, Jerry Stockard and Gary Stockard.
The service will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church at 5100 West Plano Parkway in Plano, Texas, on February 23, 2018. Visitation begins at 10:15 a.m. with the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will follow in the columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association, Paralyzed Veterans, or Survivors of Police Officers.
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Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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