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Oct 30, 1924 - Dec 16, 2011 HARRAH Daniel Boone Nifong, age 87, of Harrah, OK, was born on October 30, 1924 in Ozark, AR. He was the son of Roy B. & Anna Mae (Fisher) Nifong. He left this life on Friday, December 16, 2011 in Midwest City, OK. Daniel retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of Command Sgt. Major, serving during WW II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Daniel was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Shriners, DAV, American Legion, Jones IOOF, Eastern Star and the VFW. After his retirement from the Army, he worked for the Veterans Administration as a claims judicator. Daniel was selfless in his desire to serve his country and to help veterans with their claims even after he left the Veterans Administration. Daniel was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lillian VanVeghel; and one grandson. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn G. Nifong, Harrah, OK; three sons & daughters-in-law: Loval & Hoa Nifong, Weaver, AL; Daniel & Denise Nifong, Harrah, OK; Richard & Cheryl Nifong, Dallas, TX; two daughters & sons-in-law: Linda & Bob Smith, Fayetteville, NC; Hannah & Joe Blasak, Archer, FL; one sister, Jean Reed, Harrah, OK; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at the Asa Smith Memorial Chapel, Harrah, OK. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, Harrah, OK. Services are under the direction of Smith~Parks Funeral Service in Harrah, OK. A guest book is available to share your memories online. Please visit www.smithparks.com

Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 20, 2011
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