Gerald “Jerry” Richard Haynie, age 84 of Duncan, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully after a strong, hard fought battle with congestive heart failure on April 13th. Jerry was born on February 24th, 1935 in Spokane, Washington to Harold and Thelma (Kretzer) Haynie.
Jerry was one of 8 children and graduated from Davenport High School in Washington State, class of 1953. Jerry joined the U.S. Army Air Force in 1954 to travel the world. He was assigned to USAAF Goose Bay (Labrador) and later at the 760th Aircraft Control & Warning (AC&W) Air Force Base near Colville, WA. Jerry was determined to see more than Washington and Canada, so he decided to travel the countryside by train for the next 3 years to see what the world had to offer. He stopped and took side jobs when he needed money doing whatever was asked of him; short order cook, handyman, and other various jobs. He then settled down for work at First American Title Company as a property drafting engineer, where he met his beloved wife Joyce (Joy). They were married on January 29th, 1981 at Lakewood General Hospital, right before he had a major surgery, and have loved and lived life to the fullest ever since.
Jerry was a man of very little words, but he had a huge heart and a lot of talents. He was ever so knowledgeable and always enjoyed a good round of trivia. He loved painting, fishing, carving wood, gardening, refinishing antique toy cars, country music, and so much more.
Left to honor Jerry and remember his love are his wife of 38 years, Joy; his children Jerry (Diane) Haynie Jr., Gene (Ilse) Wagner, and Kenny Wagner; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; a sister, Lois (Tootie) Mosby; and many nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Bill Haynie, Bob Haynie, Jim Haynie; sisters: Haroldine Debord, Pat Christman, and Janis Wacker; and his daughter Trina LaLonde.
The Haynie family would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at Duncan Regional Hospital and Chisholm Trail Hospice for their attentiveness and loving care.