DeRoy Hignight, a resident of Sulphur (formerly of Davis), was born February 24, 1930, in Mount Park, Oklahoma to John & Minnie Mae (Cantrell) Hignight. He passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Sulphur, Oklahoma at the age of 87 years.

He was married to Faye Dean (Van Hooser) Hignight in California on April 1. 1950. She preceded him in death September 3, 2015.

He grew up in the Davis area where he graduated from Davis High School.

DeRoy joined the Air Force in 1948, served for 20 years before retiring in 1968.

He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He had lived in Italy, Texas where he worked as a claims adjuster in Dallas. DeRoy was also a rancher. He returned to Oklahoma the past five years to be near family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings.

Survived by his Daughter & son-in-law: Anita Shorter & Ronnie of Macomb, OK,

Son: Roy Hignight of Purdon, TX.

5 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren, 3 Step Grandchildren

Private Family Services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by DeAman Funeral Home of Sulphur, OK

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