Travis Lou Upshaw, of Elmore City, Oklahoma, was born to Lou and Olgia Averitt Upshaw in Shawnee, Oklahoma on December 27, 1933, and entered eternal life January 31, 2020, at his residence in Elmore City at the age of 86 years.
Travis grew up in County Line and attended school at Velma-Alma, Okla. He joined the Army in 1950 at the age of 17. Upon returning, he worked in the oilfields around Ratliff City. He and Earlene Clemons married on December 21, 1966, in Gainesville, Texas. They made their home in Ratliff City and Pooleville before moving to Elmore in 1980. Travis worked in the oilfield most of his adult life; working as a rig operator and later driving a truck. His hobbies included watching his grandkids and enjoying old westerns and ballgames. Travis was an avid reader and read Louis L’Amour westerns for many years.
Travis is survived by his wife, Earlene, of the home; sons, Travis Upshaw, Jr. and wife Stephanie, Don Thompson and wife Kathy, all of Elmore City, Larry Upshaw and wife Julie of Oklahoma City; daughters, Linda Davis and husband Tony, Donna McFadden and husband Danny, and Tammy Thompson, all of Elmore City; sister, Jane Looper of Oklahoma City; 25 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; three nieces; and two nephews.
Travis is preceded in death by his brother, Leonard Upshaw; granddaughters, Taylor Spencer and Trinity Owens; son, Kenny Thompson, and his parents, Lou and Olgia Upshaw.
Graveside funeral services were held at the Pooleville Cemetery, February 4, 2020, with Rev. Clyde Quick officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home. You may send condolences to the family at www.woosterfuneralhomes.com.
Edward Ray Dutton
Funeral services for Edward Ray Dutton, age 52 of Lindsay, Oklahoma, were held Monday, February 3rd, 2020 at the Erin Springs Baptist Church, Erin Springs, Oklahoma, under the direction of Boydston-Wilbourn Funeral Home in Lindsay.
Edward Ray Dutton, a retired oilfield welder, passed away January 29th, 2020.
Funeral services for Lola Dennis, age 100 of Elmore City, Oklahoma, were held Friday, January 31st, 2020 at the Elmore City First Baptist Church, under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.