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Oklahoma County Judge Donald Deason

OKLAHOMA CITY– An Oklahoma County judge’s sudden death stunned citizens and county officials last week.

On Thursday, officials confirmed that Oklahoma County Judge Donald Deason passed away.

The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office announced that Deason’s cause of death was intraventricular hemorrhage, or stroke.

His manner of death is natural.

The Oklahoma County Court Clerk also told NewsChannel 4 that the Oklahoma County courthouse and court clerk’s office will close at 12 p.m. on Wednesday to allow people to attend Deason’s funeral.

The other offices will remain open.

Deason’s services will be held at 2 p.m. at Crossings Community Church on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Judge Deason has served for the Oklahoma County for the last fifteen years.

He was first appointed as a Special District Judge in 1999 and then as District Judge for the county by Gov. Henry in 2005.

Gov. Fallin ordered that all flags on state property be flown at half-staff on Wednesday to honor Deason.