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RICHARD MONTGOMERY

MontgomeryAug 2, 1925 - Nov 4, 2012 NEWALLA Richard Crawford Montgomery, age 87, of Newalla, OK, was born on August 2, 1925, in Tulsa, OK. He was the son of Walter W. and Angie (Morehead) Montgomery, but was raised by his father and stepmother, Elberta Downs. Dick left this life Sunday, November 4, 2012, in Midwest City, OK. Dick proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He married Alma L. Ferguson on June 24, 1962, in Iowa Park, TX, and they moved to the Newalla area in 1966. Dick was a truck driver in the lumber industry. He was a ham radio operator and a member of the Amateur Radio Association. Dick was king of tinkering, enjoyed woodworking and was green before it was cool. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alma; and one sister, Leona Gregg. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Lori & David Perry, Midwest City, OK; and Teresa & James Mobley, Midwest City, OK; sister, Bessie Lowe, Houston, TX; four grandchildren, Brittani Mobley, Cobey Mobley, Taylor Perry, and Ryan Perry; loyal and faithful companion, his dog, Bo; and many other relatives and friends. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at Arlington Memory Gardens, Midwest City, OK. Services are under the direction of Smith~Parks Funeral Service in Harrah, OK. A guest book is available to share your memories online. Please visit: www.smithparks.com www.smithparks.com

Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 6, 2012
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