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Joe Boydston

Funeral for Joe Boydston, 79, of Apache, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel.  

Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Apache.  

Mr. Boydston passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Oklahoma City.  

Joe Melton Boydston was born March 31, 1934, in Bray, to Jay and Verna Wilkes Boydston. He attended Foster High School. Joe served his country in the United States Army for six years. After being honorably discharged, Joe worked for the Duncan Fire Department for 21 years when he retired in April of 1976. Joe married Sue Collier on Dec. 26, 1982. The two had been married for 31 years. Joe was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Apache, where he was a 32nd Degree Master Mason and a Shriner. He attended Duncan Baptist Church. Joe enjoyed life after retirement. He liked to play dominos, go to the casino, spend time with his family, and tell stories. Joe was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Boydston, of the home; five sons: Jay Boydston and his wife Lori, and Stanley Boydston, all of Duncan; Harlan Smith and his wife Theresa, of Grove; Kenny Bennefield and his wife Cindy, of Oregon; and James Lukehart and his wife Cynthia, of Edmond; one daughter, Jackie Wright, of Lawton; three sisters: Sue Vallines, Rayleen Riddles and Jayleen Gahaler; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by parents: Jay and Verna Boydston; one daughter, Lois Ann Boydston; one son, Donald "Luke" Lukehart; two brothers: Don and Ron Boydston; and one sister, Virginia Hill.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the funeral home.

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