Donald 'Curly' Chamberlain Pryor, Oklahoma Obituary

Donald 'Curly' Chamberlain

Donald “Curly” Chamberlain, 83, of Adair, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on January 1, 1933 in Canton, Oklahoma; the son of J.W. and Mattie Ruth (Wheeler) Chamberlain. Curly worked as a heavy equipment operator for E.C. West most of his life. When he wasn’t working, he team roped and worked with his mules and horses. He was a member of the Inola Roundup Club. Curly had a passion for ministering to others; he led a ministry on the CB Radio and a jail ministry. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and camping. Curly’s children and grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life; he looked forward to spending time with them whenever he could. Curly will be forever remembered by those who knew him as a tough, stubborn guy who had a heart of gold. He was always looking out for the “other” guy and would give you the shirt off his back -- if that’s what it took. He was generous with his heart, time and money. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services will held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in the Pentecostal Church of God in Pryor with Reverend Johnny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in the Benge Cemetery in Strang with Charles DeArmond, Raymond Wilkins, JB Wilkins, Alan Davis, Derek Davis, and Daryl Chamberlain serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers will be Chris DeArmond, James D. Cope, Matthew Pegouskie, Johnny Chamberlain, Jr., James Ramey, David Ramey, Nathan Hibbs, Chris Lewallen, Johnny Moore, Jr., and Charles Moore. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 18, 2016 in the Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel. To leave his family a message, please visit his Book of Memories at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service. Curly is survived by his wife, Geneva Chamberlain of the home; sons, Clifford Chamberlain and wife, Janice of Adair, Oklahoma and Johnny Chamberlain, Jr., of Peggs, Oklahoma; daughters, Bonnie Smith and husband Walt of Pryor, Oklahoma, Patsy Wilkins and husband Donnie of Strang, Oklahoma, Donna Cope and husband James of Pryor, Oklahoma, Lily Davis and husband Doug of Locust Grove, Oklahoma, Jessie Pegouskie and husband Mark of Harrison, Michigan, and Judy Moore of Pryor, Oklahoma; honorary daughter, Lisa Ash; brother, John Chamberlain and wife Maxine of Verdigris, Oklahoma; sister, Lillian Burkhart of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; special sister in law, Juanita “Trigger” Meeks; 30 + grandchildren; 68 + great grandchildren; 18 + great great grandchildren; and 1 great great great grandchild. He is preceded in death by his parents, J.W. and Mattie Ruth Chamberlain, sons, Donald “Chuck” Chamberlain and Kevin Kvittum, daughter, Sherry Ray Black, grandchildren, Joseph Chamberlain and Christy Hurley, great grandchildren, Stephen Chamberlain, Caden Cope, Kyana Wilkins and Ben Wilkins; 2 brothers, Jimmy and Frank Chamberlain, 5 sisters, Zella Bennett, Nadine Calef, Betty Willyard, Peggy Kiper, and Dorene Musgrave.
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Donald “Curly” Chamberlain, 83, of Adair, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on January 1, 1933 in Canton, Oklahoma; the son of J.W. and Mattie Ruth (Wheeler) Chamberlain. Curly worked as a heavy equipment operator for E.C. West most of his life. When he wasn’t working, he team roped and worked with his mules and horses. He was a member of the Inola Roundup Club. Curly had a passion for ministering to others; he led a ministry on the CB Radio and a jail ministry. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and camping. Curly’s children and grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life; he looked forward to spending time with them whenever he could. Curly will be forever remembered by those who knew him as a tough, stubborn guy who had a heart of gold. He was always looking out for the “other” guy and would give you the shirt off his back -- if that’s what it took. He was generous with his heart, time and money. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services will held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in the Pentecostal Church of God in Pryor with Reverend Johnny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in the Benge Cemetery in Strang with Charles DeArmond, Raymond Wilkins, JB Wilkins, Alan Davis, Derek Davis, and Daryl Chamberlain serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers will be Chris DeArmond, James D. Cope, Matthew Pegouskie, Johnny Chamberlain, Jr., James Ramey, David Ramey, Nathan Hibbs, Chris Lewallen, Johnny Moore, Jr., and Charles Moore. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 18, 2016 in the Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel. To leave his family a message, please visit his Book of Memories at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service. Curly is survived by his wife, Geneva Chamberlain of the home; sons, Clifford Chamberlain and wife, Janice of Adair, Oklahoma and Johnny Chamberlain, Jr., of Peggs, Oklahoma; daughters, Bonnie Smith and husband Walt of Pryor, Oklahoma, Patsy Wilkins and husband Donnie of Strang, Oklahoma, Donna Cope and husband James of Pryor, Oklahoma, Lily Davis and husband Doug of Locust Grove, Oklahoma, Jessie Pegouskie and husband Mark of Harrison, Michigan, and Judy Moore of Pryor, Oklahoma; honorary daughter, Lisa Ash; brother, John Chamberlain and wife Maxine of Verdigris, Oklahoma; sister, Lillian Burkhart of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; special sister in law, Juanita “Trigger” Meeks; 30 + grandchildren; 68 + great grandchildren; 18 + great great grandchildren; and 1 great great great grandchild. He is preceded in death by his parents, J.W. and Mattie Ruth Chamberlain, sons, Donald “Chuck” Chamberlain and Kevin Kvittum, daughter, Sherry Ray Black, grandchildren, Joseph Chamberlain and Christy Hurley, great grandchildren, Stephen Chamberlain, Caden Cope, Kyana Wilkins and Ben Wilkins; 2 brothers, Jimmy and Frank Chamberlain, 5 sisters, Zella Bennett, Nadine Calef, Betty Willyard, Peggy Kiper, and Dorene Musgrave.

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Apr
18
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Monday, April 18 2016
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service
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Pryor, OK 74361
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19
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Tuesday, April 19 2016
02:00 PM
Pentecostal Church of God

Pryor, OK 74361
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Benge Cemetery
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