|Birth: ||Feb. 3, 1921|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 2006|
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December 19, 2006:
Henyretta resident Lee Roy Christenberry passed away Saturday, Dec. 16, in Shawnee at the age of 85 years 10 months and 13 days.
He was born Feb. 3, 1921, in Kusa, Okla., to Josie Bell and Clarence Fletcher Christenberry.
On May 25, 1941, he married Mary Lucille (Britt) Christenberry in Hilltop, Okla.
He worked for Eagle Pitcher Smelter for approximately 28 years and also was a saw-mill worker. Lee Roy served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lucille Christenberry; both his parents; one son, Bobby Christenberry; one daughter, Joyce Williams; two sisters; five brothers and two grandsons.
His surviving family includes his daughters, Shelia Hawkins and husband, Wesley Blair, of Shawnee and Mary Sullivan and husband, Jimmy, of Henryetta; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Priscilla Martin of Houston and Jessie Wantiez and husband, Oscar, of Okmulgee; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Shurden Chapel with the Rev. Jack Vance officiating. Burial will follow at Westlawn Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the U.S. Army as well as the Henryetta VFW Post 589 and Okmulgee Post 1139.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Blair, Ron Hawkins, Jimmy Sullivan Sr., Jimmy Sullivan Jr., James Martin and Leon Pope.
Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Jason Downing and Paul Christenberry.
Services are under the direction of Shurden Funeral Home, Henryetta. Condolences may be sent to the family by logging on to www.shurdenfuneralahome.com
Mary Lucille Britt Christenberry (1926 - 2000)*
West Lawn Cemetery
Created by: Kay Sugg Best
Record added: Jan 03, 2007
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