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John Samuel Edward York
© Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times-Democrat
Muskogee, Oklahoma
June 08, 2005
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Funeral services for John York, 77, Park Hill, will be 1:30 PM Monday June 6, 2005, at the Carter Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Greg Hall. Pall bearers will be Levi York, Jim York, Neal Briggs, Jason Davis, Kyle Briggs, and Nathan Fain. Honorary Pall bearers are Danny York, Fred Haddock, and Wesley DeMoss. Interment will follow in the Park Hill Cemetery under care of Green Country Funeral Home.

John was born the son of James C. "Jim" and Viola May Smith York on Dec. 30, 1927, at Park Hill, OK. He departed this life on June 3, 2005, from Ft. Gibson, OK.

Born and reared at Park Hill, OK John attended area schools. He served in the U.S. Army then the US Marine Corps. On December 18, 1950, he married Melba York in Orange, California.

Following his retirement from the USMC in May 1968, John worked and retired from the Orange unified School District in Orange, CA, after 18 years of service. Following retirement, John and Melba lived in California and Oklahoma.

John has been preceded in death by his parents; two sons Richard and Dale York; two Brothers Henry and Vernon York; and a sister Ruth Qualls.

He is survived by Melba, his wife of 541/2 years, a son James York and wife Delores of Salina, Kansas; two daughters Dianna Briggs and Kathleen Fain both of Keys. 18 Grandchildren; 8 Great Grand Children; two sisters Patsy Haddock and husband Fred of Muskogee, OK, and May DeMoss and husband Wesley of Keys, OK, several relatives from North Carolina, many nieces and nephews, other relatives, Friends, and loved ones.

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