Daniel John Hector


Daniel John Hector, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019. He was 80 years old. A funeral ceremony for Dan will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the Trout Funeral Home Chapel.

Dan was born on August 7, 1938 in Minneapolis, MN to his parents, Delbert Hector and Leota (Moore) Hector. He graduated from Hudson High School and immediately entered into the United States Air Force as a mechanic. Dan developed a passion for flying in the Air Force and continued on to the Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology after his honorable discharge. While in Tulsa at the Spartan College, Dan met the love of his life, Carolyn Sue Light. They were married in Tulsa on July 9, 1965. After living in Houston, TX for a few years the couple transferred to Ponca City where Dan continued his work as a pilot for Conoco. He retired after 27 years with a perfect safety record. He continued his passion for flying by working for Malcom Manufacturing and flying the OSU basketball team. He was affectionately known as "Captain Dan".

In addition to flying, Dan enjoyed anything with an engine including dirt bikes, drag racing, and motorcycles. He had fond memories of traveling all over the US on his motorcycle as a young man. Dan made many good friends throughout the years. He especially loved fishing, music, and drinking a few good beers. He had a passion for motor cross and spent many hours preparing the Ponca City race track for the motor cross every year. Dan was also involved in the Aviation Booster Club and spent much time with friends at the airport. Dan loved his family very much. He enjoyed watching his family grow and attended many sporting events, concerts and recitals.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert Hector and Leota Hector, sister, Janet Walsh, brother, Alan Hector, and step-mom, Martha Hector.
Dan will be missed by his wife, Carolyn Sue, of Ponca City, son, Donny Hector and wife, Stacy Hector of Edmond, Oklahoma, daughter, Connie Hill and husband Dan of Stillwater, grandchildren, Aaron Hill of Stillwater, Katie Hill of Stillwater, Alex Hill of Stillwater, Zac Webb and wife Morgan of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Bryson Webb and wife, Danielle of Edmond, Oklahoma, great-grandchildren, Steven Jack Webb and Charles Finn Webb, brothers, Wayne Hector of Elmo, Minnesota and Dean Hector of Hudson, Wisconsin, and much loved granddog, Jack Hill.

Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.
Published on May 3, 2019
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Shirley Weed
May 03, 2019
Sorry to hear that news. Always enjoyed Dan and his many toys. When travelling with him as the pilot on the company plane, he always loaded my luggage....appreciated that! A good neighbor too!