[Masthead] Fog ~ 45°F  
High: 68°F ~ Low: 50°F
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Elwood Oscar "Red" Driskell

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Elwood Oscar "Red" Driskell, 71, of DeWitt, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at Gibson Funeral Home in Brunswick, Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Lanny Lybarger officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home, Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at DeWitt.

Born Sept. 15, 1935, in Ava, he was the son of Alfonso and Ruby Bell Driskell. He married Mildred Louise Richardson on March 25, 1953, at Toas, Mexico. She survives of the home. He was a former manager of the Stanhope Alfalfa Mill, and had worked for the Brunswick River Terminal in maintenance, as a dock manager and a crane operator. He was a member of the Missouri Sheriff's Association and a Christian.

He is also survived by one daughter, Nancy Miller and her husband, Glen, of DeWitt; three sons, Tommy Elwood Driskell and his wife, Karen Lee, of Miami, Mo., Terry Gene Driskell and his wife, Freda, of Marshall, and Jerry Edward Driskell and his wife, Anita, of DeWitt; two sisters, Paralee Gorman of DeWitt and Evelyn Beeler of Forsythe; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Bonnie Fleetwood and Lilly Hicks.

Additional information provided per family recompense.