He worked on oil derricks during his working years. He was a member of the Apostolic Bibleway Church in Linton. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War earning three medals.
Loving survivors include a daughter, Kimberly "Becky" (James) Anderson of Linton, two brothers, Frankie D. (Glenda) Shores of Stigler, OK & Jerry (Liz) Shores of Porum, OK, three sisters, Katie Shores of Eufaula, OK, Patricia Burns of Jasper, TX, & Betty (Oren) Bartlett of Stigler, OK, two grandchildren, Gregory Lee (Heather) Sebastian of Spencer & Melody Sebastian of Linton, & six great-grandchildren, Jamin, Malachi, Chrystina, Tyler, Ayden, & Kyra.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Juanita, his second wife, Ruby, three sisters, Daisy Harper, Mary Swope, & Leta Mae Smith, & a half-brother, Wilbur Shores.
A funeral service will be conducted at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, Rev. Steve Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Dugger Cemetery. American Legion Post #22 will conduct military graveside rites.
Visitation will be on Wednesday from 12 noon until the time of service.
Memorial donations can be made to Apostolic Bibleway Church through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com.