October 14, 1937 - November 20, 2016
Funeral services for Joseph M. DeFrance of El Reno will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 23, 2016 in the First Christian Church. Rev. Ronnie Fields, pastor will officiate. Interment will be in the El Reno Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home. Mr. DeFrance passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016 in the El Reno Post Acute Rehabilitation Center in El Reno, OK. He was born on October 14, 1937 in Calumet, Oklahoma. Joseph was a lifetime Canadian County area resident and a 1955 graduate of Calumet High School. Joseph DeFrance married Patricia Thompson in 1974. Mr. DeFrance served in the U.S. Air Force. He had worked at the AERO Commanders, and retired from the Carson Machines where he was a cost accountant. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Multiple Sclerosis Atom Group, and the Paralyzed Veterans Mid America of Oklahoma. Joseph loved gardening and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandkids, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Cliff & Rose (Kelly) DeFrance, and his wife Patricia (Hale) DeFrance. Survivors include: Step-son – Kent Thompson & wife Vona of Moore, OK. Step Daughter – Donna Curtis & husband Ed of El Reno, OK. Sister: Sue Snyder & husband Art of El Reno, OK. 5 – Grandchildren: L.E. Curtis and wife Traci, Elise Menz & husband Kraig, Shelly Bumgarner and husband Jeremy, Vona Roberts, James Davis and wife Carmen, 12 Great -Grandchildren, 1 Great- Great Granddaughter, 2 Nieces, 2 Great Nieces, 3 Great -Great Nieces and 3 Great- Great Nephews and numerous other relatives and many dear friends. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis or the First Christian Church.
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