BERNIE -- Donald Ray Vancil, 69, died Dec. 5, 2005, at Gideon Care Center in Gideon.
Born Dec. 25, 1935, at Campbell, son of the late Tona Ray and Elsie Pearl Palmer Vancil, he had been a farmer, worked at IXL Handle Mill, was a member of the Bibleway Association Church of Bernie, and was an evangelist.
On Feb. 16, 1974, he married Gloria Magdeline Dean who survives of the home.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: one son, Shannon Ray Vancil of Malden; three daughters, Penny Miller of Malden and Jamie Vancil and Darla Eggert of Bernie; and 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Jack Crawford officiating.
Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.