|Birth: ||May 16, 1913|
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 2007|
Published April 09, 2007 in the "Muskogee Phoenix"
Chester Drum, 93, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2007 at his residence in Gore.
He was born May 16, 1913 in Moody, Cherokee County, Oklahoma to Kah Tah Yah Youngduck (Drum) (Agent) and Ground Hog Drum.
In 1940, Chester and Mattie Wildcat married. They resided in Braggs, Oklahoma on top of Greenleaf Mountain where they raised ten children. Chester was employed by the Oklahoma State Highway Department for 23 years.
He was a good man, a hard worker, and better than the mailman, come rain, hail, sleet or snow, he would be out their somewhere directing traffic. He enjoyed life and loved to party, dance, karoake, and shoot pool.
The last few months, his health started declining and he stayed close to home with his grandson and granddaughter. Corinna took very good care of him.
Chester was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Wildcat Drum; daughter, Pauline Drum; sons, Leon Drum, Luther Jay Drum, Jesse Lee Drum and Billie Ray Drum.
He is survived by four children, Betty Wells and her husband, Clarence, of Braggs, Corinna Neel of the home in Braggs, Chester Junior Drum and his wife, Brenda, of Warner; Geraldine Ogden and her husband, John, of Braggs and Johnny Glen Drum and his wife, Malinda, of Coweta; 19 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins; two brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law and lots of friends in surrounding areas.
There will be a wake at 6:00 p.m. Monday at the Drum home. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Agent Cemetery, Moody, Oklahoma, northeast of Tahlequah, with Rev. Dale Carey officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be Kevin Drum, Eric Drum, Chester Grimmett, Joesph Drum, Matthew Drum, Richard Acker, Shey Drum and Christ Buchanan.
Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home.
Cahtayah Youngduck Agent (1869 - 1958)
Mattie Wildcat Drum (1920 - 1991)
Billy Ray Drum*
Luther Jay Drum (1945 - 2000)*
Jesse L. Drum (1949 - 2005)*
Leon Drum (1952 - 2000)*
Created by: Alice P.
Record added: Nov 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31498941
Chester Drum married Mae Wildcat on 10-27-1940, in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, USA. source www-odcr.com|
Added: Apr. 12, 2010
Added: Jun. 16, 2009