, Muskogee, OK


February 28, 2013

Ronald Clifton Boatright

1932 - 2013

— Ronald C. Boatright died on Saturday, February 23, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with his health. 

He was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma to his parents Henry O. Boatright and Margaret (Stansbury) Boatright on November 3, 1932.

After receiving his early elementary education he graduated high school. After graduating from high school, he served in the Navy from May, 1951 - May, 1955. In 1958, he fell in love and married the love of his life. Ms. Myra Jean (Hodge) was the lucky lady who stole his heart and they shared fifty four years in marriage. Ronald provided for his family by working for Calary Chemical and Fan Steel in Muskogee, Oklahoma working in the chemistry lab. He was also attending college while he was working during the day. In 1963 Ronald had finally completed all the in class education that he had desired. He graduated Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Chemistry, Math and Physics. Ronald and Myra lived in Wagoner for several years until moving to Tulsa for the past two. He retired after working for years at the Condit Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma as a sales engineer. While living in Wagoner he enjoyed going fishing and playing cards with his family and friends.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife Myra of the home, one son, Ronald Boatright, Jr. and his wife Tulip of Coweta, Oklahoma. Two daughters, Brenda Eaton and her husband Tom of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dede Sikes and her husband Brad of Claremore, Oklahoma and one step daughter Cheryl O’Meilia and her husband Kevin of Ponca City, Oklahoma. Ten Grandchildren, Scott, Tim, Christopher, Jordan, Michael, Kacey, Audrey, Ryan, Katelyn and Kendel. Three Great Grandchildren Christian, Felicity and Bianca. Along with other dear family members and friends who are going to miss his smiling face and his unique personality.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery with Navy Military Honors being presented. Services will be officiated by Life Celebrant Anita J. Shipman and Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory.

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