Lonzo Leonard “Lonnie” Hakes was born on Jan. 12, 1929, in the Prairie View Community West of Hulbert to Leonard and Victoria Hakes. He passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He married Wanda Louise Smith on June 4, 1951, at Prairie View Church and they made their home in the Hulbert area for 62 years. Lonnie was a welder and a member of Ironworkers Local No. 584 in Tulsa, Okla. for 34 years.
After retiring from Ironworking, he managed the CD Ranch on Clear Creek for eight years. After retiring a second time, he and Wanda made their home in the Lost City community, where he enjoyed raising cattle, team roping and watching fast-pitch softball.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and Sunday dinners was his time to shine and tell stories to his favorite girls.
Lonnie attended Victory House of Praise Church in Hulbert; he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior on Nov. 9, 2008.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Victoria Hakes; one infant brother; and six sisters, Tansalee Manes, Wilma Jewett, Lennie Ford, Lois Halpain, Corine Myers, Ruby Thomas and one step-grandson, Ricky Lee.
Lonnie is survived by his loving wife, Wanda; children, Vickie (Jerry) Daniels, Dean (Karen) Hakes, Danny (Annette) Hakes, all of Hulbert, and Janet Hakes Barnes of Muskogee; six grandchildren; Jeffrey Daniels, Jamie Tannehill, Amanda Hakes, Bobbie Carey, Dan Allen Hakes, and Callie Anne Barnes; two stepgrandchildren; Kim Scott and Bandy Barnes; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Bessie Forrest, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the hospice providers, Trina, Kim, Tammy and Rachael.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Sept. 16, 2013, at Mallett Funeral Home Chapel in Wagoner, Okla., with Pastor David Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the I.O.O.F Cemetery in Hulbert, Okla. under the direction of Mallett Funeral Home.
Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner, (918) 485-2911.