Melvin E. Clowers_

Oklahoma. He was born on November 10, 1948 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Melvin & Nora (Jones) Clowers. In 1969, Melvin married the love of his life Marlene Smith. He loved to hunt, fish, and scuba dive, but also loved the farm life, where he raised his cattle and goats. Melvin proudly served his country for four years in the Navy, then went on to retire from the U.S. Postal Service after 34 years of service. Melvin was also a wrestling coach for Oologah Schools for many years, which he loved dearly. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother David Clowers, & one sister Sharon Orr.

Melvin is survived by his wife, Marlene of the home, one daughter Kim Woodward and husband Richie of Vinita, one son Melvin Clowers Jr and wife Angie of Ketchum, Oklahoma, five grandchildren Megan King and husband Zac of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Jesse Woodward of Vinita, Oklahoma, Halie Clowers of Ketchum, Oklahoma, Brandon Clowers of Ketchum, Oklahoma, & Janecka Pinion of Wyandotte, Oklahoma. He is also survived by one sister, Charlotte Tucker and husband Joe of Pryor, Oklahoma and one sister in law, Darlene Baker of the home.

Th Celebration of Life Service for Melvin will be 2pm – Saturday February 2, 2019 at the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Greg Highsmith officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Floyd King, Jim Lewis, & Daren Parks. Online condolences may be made at www.highsmithfh.comor on the funeral homeFacebook page. Arrangements are by the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral and Cremation Services of Vinita.

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