|Birth: ||Jul. 24, 1923|
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 2009|
Funeral services for Alton RB Abshure, 85, of Purcell were held Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at Wadley's Funeral Chapel. Interment was at Byars Cemetery under the direction of Wadley's Funeral Service.
Mr. Abshure died March 14, 2009 in Purcell.
RB was born June 24, 1923 to H.E and Carmen (Guthrie) Abshure in Antioch, Okla. He was raised and attended school in the Elmore City area. RB loved playing basketball and during his years at Elmore City, his team held the state title. RB left Elmore City, moving to California.
He served in the Marine Corps. On April 3, 1945, after his discharge, RB and Jeanne Grider were married in Oklahoma City, where they made their home.
RB worked hauling brick for years, working his way up to finally owning the Abshure Brick Company. RB also was the owner of Mid-Western Foam. When he retired they made their home on Lake Texoma where they lived for 23 years. RB was an outdoors man, he loved nature. He took up gardening and traveling. His favorite activity was fishing, and especially loved catching bigger fish than his son.
He taught his family many things, but fishing with RB was unforgettable. RB was a man of few words, but the words he spoke had great meaning.
RB was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Thomas Abshure.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; children, Alton Abshure and wife, Gayle, of Norman, Sharon Reynolds of Oklahoma City and Mona Deason and husband, Doug, of Oklahoma City; sister, Lurline and husband, Burt, of Lake Texoma; nine grandchildren, Mike, Stacie, Branden, Bryan, Blake, Amanda, Samantha, Courtney and Tony; eight great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Created by: Sharon Rhoades
Record added: Mar 24, 2009
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