Douglas Foraker, 87, of Shawnee, died Friday, May 6, 2016, in Oklahoma City.

Douglas Foraker, 87, of Shawnee, died Friday, May 6, 2016, in Oklahoma City.

He was born Jan. 9, 1929, in Seminole to Harry A. Foraker and Flossie (Alexander) Foraker.

He attended school at Bowlegs and Seminole before graduating from Chilocco Indian School in 1947.

He then moved to Adrian, Michigan, and worked as a mechanic at a Chevrolet and Buick garage.

He joined the United States Air Force in 1951 and served for 20 years. He was a B-29 and B-50 Flight Engineer and Aircraft Maintenance Tech. He retired in 1971 at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas. He then moved to Shawnee in 1972 and has lived here since.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Irene Merillat and Vivianna Wallace.

He is survived by a daughter: Linda Miller of Shawnee; two grandchildren: Jonathon Miller of Choctaw and Aaron Miller and wife, Lauren, of Oklahoma City; a sister: Olive Rae Bickerstaff of Michigan; a brother: Bob Foraker of Maysville; and numerous other family members and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at Walker Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will be at Little Cemetery.