Obituaries

Thu
08
Nov

Walter Lee Parks

Walter Lee Parks joined his family in heaven on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at home after a long battle with bladder cancer. Walter was born Jan. 14, 1943, to the late Lee and Waunice Parks who resided near Robert Lee in Coke County, Texas. He graduated from Central High in San Angelo, Texas, attended San Angelo College, attained a BBA at the University of Texas, and a MA at Oklahoma University in Norman, Okla. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1967 through 1973 at the Naval Space Surveillance System in Dahlgren, Va. He was honorably discharged as Lieutenant U.S.N.R. in 1973. Walter worked for Xerox and General Motors, then owned and operated Park’s Goldsmith for 15 years in San Angelo, Texas. Later he moved to the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex where he owned and operated MasterTech Roofing. He retired to Lake Texoma in 2015, from the automotive parts delivery business. In 1968, he married Pamela Turner. They were married 22 years and had one son, Trevor D. Parks.

Thu
01
Nov

Jean Campbell Pyeatt (Purvis

Jean Campbell Pyeatt (Purvis) passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at her home at the age of 95. She was born on Aug. 25, 1923, to Arthur Purvis and Rebecca Jane Campbell Purvis. Jean was the youngest child of her parents. She graduated from Patton Academy in 1941. In 1942, she went to Washington D.C. to work for the government, going over later to the Pentagon building, working for Adjutant General in Secret and Confidential files. She met her Navy man, Alford Lavon Pyeatt in Washington D.C., married in 1944. In 1945, she moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where her husband was working. She worked in several places while there. In 1962, they moved to Oregon, and spent 25 years there before retiring from the Newport Police Department. She and her husband traveled around the states, Canada, and Mexico, deciding to settle down in Kingston, Okla., where they purchased a small farm. In 2002, Mr. Pyeatt passed. She continued to live on the farm until 2014, then moved to Baptist Village.

Thu
01
Nov

Jeffrey Lee Vitte

Lillie Mae Hatter, 81, of Madill, Okla., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at the hospital in Madill. She was born on Feb. 18, 1937, in Batiste, Okla., to the late Virgall Wyatt and Bessie Cottrell Wyatt. Lillie was raised in Cherryhill, Ark., where she attended school. She also lived in Washington before moving to Madill in 1993. Lillie married Emmitt Hatter on Oct. 31, 1967, in Clarksville, Texas. She worked as a nurses aide in Ardmore, Okla., before going to work at the Brookside Nursing Center in Madill where she retired in 1999. Lillie enjoyed making quilts for the grandkids, cross-stitching, making candies and Christmas ornaments. She loved camping and her family.

Thu
01
Nov

Jeffrey Lee Vitte

Jeffrey Lee Vitte, 67, of Aubrey, Texas, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at Denton Rehabilitation and Nursing in Denton, Texas. He was born on Feb. 15, 1951, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to the late Harold N. Vitte and the late Ramona Moore Vitte. Jeff was raised in Castle Shannon, Pa. He married Donna Brown Vitte on May 13, 1972, in Madill, Okla. In 1977, they moved to Buncombe Creek where he lived and worked for 37 years. Jeff is a former chief of the Buncombe Creek Volunteer Fire Department, first responder for the Marshall County EMS, and manager for Buncombe Creek Resort. Jeff enjoyed fishing, building ham radios, and spending time with his family. Jeff was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He is survived by his wife: Donna B. Vitte, Aubrey, Texas; children: Cara Gaines and husband, Brandon, El Dorado, Kan.; Kimberly Wehby and husband, John, Providence Village, Texas; grandchildren: Allison Wehby and Nicholas Wehby; brother: James Vitte, Huntley, Ill.

Thu
25
Oct

Myrtie Correne Henley

Myrtie Correne Henley, 86, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at her home in Kingston. She was born on Jan. 18, 1932, in Brady, Okla., to the late Otey Frank Simmons and Elva Leana Ensey Simmons. Myrtie was raised in Hobart, Okla., where she attended school. She married Robert Ray Henley on Feb. 26, 1950, in Hobart. In 1982, they moved to McBride where she lived the rest of her life. Myrtie was affiliated with the Holiness Faith, and she enjoyed cooking, gardening, quilting, and taking care of the kids. She is survived by her husband: Robert Ray Henley, Kingston, Okla.; children: Robert Clarence Henley, Del City, Okla.; Brenda Corene Cosby, Gerty, Okla.; Kenneth Dwayne Henley and wife, Rebecca, Oklahoma City, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother: Edward Capps and wife, Juanita, Weatherford, Okla.; sisters: Rachel Lynsteadt, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Nancy Capps, Clarksville, Ark.

Thu
25
Oct

Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Parker

Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Parker, 93, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at the Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas. She was born on Feb. 12, 1925, in Springfield, Mo., to the late Christopher A. Jones and Ester Williams Jones. Betty was raised in Missouri and moved to Seminole, Okla., at the age of 10. She attended Carr City School where she graduated in 1943. Betty worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” in Wichita, Kan., before moving to Arkansas where she worked as a dental assistant. She moved back to Oklahoma and married Jesse Melton Parker in Ada, Okla., on May 7, 1946, and he preceded her in death on July 31, 2010. They lived in Seminole and California before moving back to Oklahoma. She also lived in New Mexico and Texas before moving to Kingston in 1980. Betty was an active member at the First Assembly of God Church in Madill where she taught the adult Sunday School class and helped in the Women’s Ministries.

Thu
25
Oct

Joe Carl Scheller

Joe Carl Scheller, 75, of Gordonville, Texas, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at the Carrus Hospital in Sherman, Texas. He was born on Sept. 10, 1943, in Boise City, Okla., to the late Carl Arthur Scheller and Minnie Lee Jones Scheller. Joe was raised in Hobbs, N.M., where he attended school. He started working for Furrs Cafeteria at the age of 13, and he later worked for Buffets Incorporated and retired in 1993. In 1985, he moved to Gordonville, where he lived the rest of his life. Joe married Shelia Kay Coffey on June 26, 1993, in Gordonville, and she preceded him in death on March 27, 2014. He was a member of the Powell Church of Christ and enjoyed riding motorcycles, boating, and being with his family. His greatest love was his dogs.

Thu
25
Oct

Margaret Elizabeth Parker

Margaret Elizabeth Parker, 93, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at the Family Care Center in Kingston, Okla. She was born on Dec. 10, 1924, in Lone Wolf, Okla., to the late Virgil Herman Mitchell and Alice Afalee Paramore Mitchell. Margaret was raised in Lone Wolf where she attended school. She married Elmer Straub in 1942, and graduated high school in 1943. Margaret moved to Oklahoma City, Okla., where she attended Blackwood Business College and graduated with honors. Her first job was working for an insurance company for about two and a half years. Margaret moved to Shawnee, Okla., where she worked at the 1st State Bank for two years. She later married William Parker, and he preceded her in death. Margaret also worked for Tinker Air Force Base for 10 years before she retired on June 2, 1979. She lived in Tecumseh, Okla., for several years before moving to the Rivermont Retirement Home in Norman, Okla.

Thu
25
Oct

Lane Lloyd Lester, 41

Lane Lloyd Lester, 41, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Services were Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Tishomingo First Baptist Church. (Tishomingo Funeral Home)

Thu
25
Oct

Ross Stroman Cook, 79

Ross Stroman Cook, 79, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Services were Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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