Funeral services for David Trent Koontz, 85, who died on Sunday, Jan. 10. 2016, in Vernon, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan, 16, 2016, at the First Baptist Church. Officiating will the Senior Pastor Gib Baskerville. Interment will be at Navajoe Cemetery in Jackson County, Okla., at approximately 2:30 pm on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016.
Koontz was born on Aug. 22, 1930, to Raymond and Lucille Rainwater Koontz in Oklaunion. He graduated from Oklaunion High School in 1947. He married Patsy Quinn Wilkinson on Dec. 29, 1950. He worked on oil rigs, and worked for a roofing and remodeling company in Vernon, then co-owned K-C Conoco Service in Abilene before moving back to Vernon. He started working for Osborne’s in Vernon in 1961. He moved to Altus, Okla., in 1962 to manage the Osborne’s store there. In Altus, he involved in the Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, and in a bowling league. He coached Little League baseball. In 1981, he began commuting to the Vernon office of Osborne’s where he was a buyer for several more years. He retired from Osborne’s in 1996 after 35 years. He began cleaning up and farming their land near Odell after retirement. Following the death of his wife, he moved back to Vernon in 2007 and was active in the First Baptist Church Sunday School, was on their building committee, and he delivered Meals on Wheels until 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and an infant son, Steven in 1958. He is survived by his sons, David and Doug and his daughter, Kami. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Jimmy Koontz, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers will be his nephews Ken Koontz, Keith Koontz, Chris Barker, and Chuck Troy, his friends Andy Jenson, Steve Craighead, Richard Ramsey, and Pete Bohanon.
Visitation will be at Sullivan Funeral Home, Vernon, Texas, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016.
Memorial donations may be made to the following or to the charity of the donor’s choosing are welcomed: Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, Horned Lizard Conservation Society or First Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.