Funeral service for Harold Daft, 84, of Fletcher, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at Fletcher First Baptist Church. Burial followed at the Fletcher Cemetery under the direction of Fletcher Funeral Home. Visitation was held from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family greeted friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Harold Daft was born Sept. 22, 1935, in Morgantown, West Virginia, to Otto and Christine (Shreves) Daft. He was one of 16 children. He attended Morgantown High School. Harold served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He enlisted Nov. 14, 1952, and after serving three years, he was honorably discharged on Nov. 15, 1955. During his three years of service, Harold was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Star and the Good Conduct Medal. On the 50th anniversary of the Korean War, June 25, 2000, he was awarded the Korean War Service Medal. Harold married Dorothy Smith on Dec. 3, 1955, in Lawton. The two were married for 64 years and were blessed with four children. Harold worked on Ft. Sill as a civil servant, and then later for Comanche County District 1. He was a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Guthrie, class of 1962, and a member of the American Legion Post #306. He was also a Master Mason, and obtained his 32nd Degree in February 1982. Harold was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and he will be dearly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing him.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy Daft, of the home; a daughter, Sandra Wood, of Fletcher; three sons, Michael Daft, of Anadarko, Christopher Daft and his wife, Nicole, of Texas, and Dennis
Daft, of Oklahoma City; a brother, Gary Daft and his wife, Jane, of West Virginia; two sisters, Mary Duplessis, of Maine, and Betty Kinsley, of West Virginia; nine grandchildren, Amanda Budd and her husband, John, Dustin Daft, Cody Daft and his wife, Jill, Brendon Daft and his wife, Jodi, Landon Daft, Dayton Daft, Chelsy Flood and her husband, Nathan, Drew Daft and Gunner Daft; and 10 great-grandchildren, Brayden Daft, Kalleigh Budd, Olivia Daft, Mason Budd, Charley Daft, Dalton Daft, Barrett Daft, Bailey Daft, Kasen Flood and Kinsley Flood. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Christine Daft; seven brothers; and five sisters.
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