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Elmer F. Cathron

Elmer F. Cathron went to be with the Lord on May 2, 2008. He was born May 21, 1920 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to Curtis and Mary Cathron. He grew up in Oklahoma City attending 1st grade through12th grade at Crooked Oak School. He married Olive Crupper of Borger, Texas in Shawnee, Oklahoma on December 30, 1941. During WWII, he served on a B-17 Flying Fortress in the European Theater of Operations. After serving 36 months, he was wounded and returned to the States. He attended Oklahoma City University. He had a long and distinguished career with the Department of Wildlife Conservation, serving as a District Chief supervising law enforcement operations in eight counties. Elmer was a 50+ year member of the Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite and a member of the First Assembly of God Church for over 50 years. He served the citizens of Okmulgee for nine years on the City Council. He is survived by his wife, Olive, of the home; a sister, Edith Pugh, of Okmulgee; daughters, Cheryl Whomble, of Okmulgee and Carol Mattingley of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandchildren, Fred H. Dirani of Tulsa, Shannon Whomble Williams of Bixby and Paul David of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Services will be held at the First Assembly of God Church on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Raymond Doke officiating. Interment will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30-7:00 P.M. on Tuesday evening. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.