130 SE Lee Boulevard  Lawton, OK  73501


The Original Owner, Carl Don Hagler, of The Big Chef passed away in April of 2010.


Under a partnership agreement, his family was forced to sale to Trevor's wife, and her family. 

We no longer have anything to do with the company.  Please, stop telling us how bad it has become. 

We are still grieving the loss of Donnie.


In the near future Donnie's family plan to break ground on Carl Don's Little Chef. 

Back to lower prices, fast service, and a bigger new building!

Stay tune...


Donald Hagler

July 22, 1940 - April 8, 2010


Age 69, Lawton - Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Leonard Reimer officiating. The family requests that guests who attend feel free to wear casual clothes.

Mr. Hagler died Thursday in Lawton.

Entombment with Masonic Rites will be in the Good Shepherd Mausoleum at Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Becker Funeral Home.

Mr. Hagler was born July 22, 1940 in Lawton to Dale and Bernice (Wright) Hagler. He grew up in Lawton and was a graduate of Lawton High School and later attended the University of Oklahoma. He married Mary Louise Camp on November 23, 1962 in Lawton.

Mr. Hagler was a restaurateur and was part owner of Del’s Family Restaurants and had owned and operated the Big Chef Restaurant since 1974. He held a pilot’s license and was an extra class Ham radio operator with a call sign of K5CKQ.

Mr. Hagler was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner and a member of the India Shrine Temple. He had also been active in the Elk’s Lodge and the Moose Lodge. He was an avid NASCAR fan.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; two daughters and a son in law, Serita Brame, Lawton, and Belinda Lee and Graham Honeyfield, South Padre Island, Texas; a son Joey Hagler, Lawton; three grandchildren, Jeremy Rogers, Kassi Rogers and Lacy Brame; two great grandchildren, Kylee Dawn Rogers and Kaylin J. Bagby; three brothers, Trevor, Lawton, his twin brother, Ronnie Hagler, Grapevine, Texas, and David Hagler, Tulsa.

Memorial contributions may be made to

India Shrine Temple

3601 Northwest 36th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73112-6300

or to the

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Office of Development
2900 Rocky Point Drive

Tampa, FL 33607.



Born: July 22, 1940
Place of Birth: Lawton, Oklahoma
Death: April 8, 2010
Place of Death: Lawton, Oklahoma


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