With heartfelt sorrow, we announce the passing of Donald Wayne Ringgold, who departed this life on August 28, 2023. Born on December 24, 1939, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Donald was a beacon of ambition and dedication. He will be remembered as an inspiring figure, always willing to lend a hand, share wisdom, and provide a warm smile.\n\nDonald was a man of many accomplishments, both personal and professional. He was a proud graduate of the University of Florida, where he showcased his athletic prowess and determination on both the football and baseball fields, having attended the university on a full-ride football scholarship. Not only did he excel in sports, but he also won the Southeast Conference for baseball. Donald was a dedicated member of the Olivet Baptist Church. He carried his love for the youth into his church activities, working diligently with the young crowd at his previous church, Glenwood Baptist Church. His love for his family and church were the pillars of his life. Donald's professional career was marked by his role in sales in the manufacturing industry. His love for the outdoors was evident in his hobbies. He was an avid fisherman and a fervent follower of baseball and football.\n\nDonald was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Catherine Ringgold, and his beloved daughter, Tracie Dawn Taylor. He is survived by his loving wife, Judith Ringgold; his son, Todd Ringgold of Wagoner; his sister, Yvonne Palmer and her husband, James of Tulsa; his three grandsons, Daniel Taylor and wife Katherine of Tulsa, Joseph Taylor and wife Taylor of Sand Springs, Caleb Taylor and wife Tara of Tulsa; his two granddaughters, Kristen Digman and husband Matt of Texas, and Jennifer Campbell and husband Louie of Broken Arrow; his eight great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Sydney, and Caden Deitz of Broken Arrow, Gavin and Maddox Campbell of Broken Arrow, and Magnolia, Holden, and Avey Taylor of Tulsa; his niece, Sherri Yancey of Texas, and nephew, Jim Palmer of Tulsa; and numerous other nieces, nephews, and cousins.\n\nAs we celebrate his life, let us hold onto the words of the Book of Matthew 5:4, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Donald's love, spirit, and memories will continue to inspire us. Please visit the memorial page to leave memories and upload photos to celebrate the beautiful life of Donald Ringgold.