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Brother Oscar Wantiez

Bro. Oscar Wantiez, Okmulgee, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 11, 2008, at the age of 84. He was born on May 22, 1924 in Dewar, OK to Oscar and Lea (Maniez) Wantiez. He married Jessie Bell Christenberry on November 16, 1946, in Dewar, OK, his wife of 61 years.

He served in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific theater on the aircraft carrier USS Shamrock Bay. He moved to Okmulgee in 1950 and worked at ASG Industries for 25 years, and retired from Braden Winch in 1989.

He was well loved by all of his family and friends. He was very devoted father and loving husband who enjoyed gardening, fishing and growing Loblolly pine trees at his farm on the North Canadian River in McIntosh County, Oklahoma.

Mr. Wantiez is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Pete Manson and Frank Wantiez, and two sisters, Flora Whipple and Leah Bissett. He is survived by his wife Jessie Bell Wantiez of Okmulgee; three sons, Oscar Dale and wife Terri Wantiez of Tulsa, Pete Dwain Wanttiez of Odessa, TX, and Jimmy Darl Wantiez of Okmulgee; one grand son Pete Ryan Wantiez and wife Shasta of Midland, TX, and one granddaughter, Chrystal Renea Carpenter and husband Eric of Midland, TX; and three great grandchildren, Ryan Taylor, Aubree Jolie Wantiez and Paton James Carpenter.

Graveside services will be on Saturday, at 3:00 pm, September 13, 2008 at the Okmulgee Cemetery with Pastor John Proctor of the Deliverance Tabernacle Church officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, 12-8 pm at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home. Condolences may be made at