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Everett Lee Smalts

April 5, 1917 December 3, 2007
Everett Lee Smalts
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Everett Lee Smalts was born April 5, 1917, near Elk City to John Franklin and Vergie Mae Smalts. He graduated from Elk City High School. He married Mary Ruth (Kingsford) Smalts August 23, 1941, in Elk City.

He was called into the ministry at a young age and completed his ministerial training at Oklahoma Baptist University. He pastured at several churches in Southwest Oklahoma, Willow, Roosevelt, Martha, Bethel, Tipton, Duke, Frederick (Tesca), Olustee, Warren Russell, as well as Kansas and Texas. He not only served as the pastor but also many time the custodian, painter, handyman and anything else to serve the church. He was active in the ministry for sixty-five years and made many life long friends everywhere he served. God called Everett and his wife, Ruth as a tem and that is the way they served until she became ill in 2001.

Everett was the father of six sons and made it a point to raise them by example. He was a hard worker and always on time. He didn't expect any less from his sons. He laid a foundation and legacy that will live on through his family as well as the many others he reached through his ministry. He also had a great love for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. he told them all great stories of the past but really enjoyed telling them over a hamburger. He had such a great love for people. He would go out of his way to speak to an old friend or familiar face.

Everett was preceded in death by his wife, his oldest son Richard, his parents, brothers, Earl, Gene, John Clifton, one sister Velma Mae, a daughter in law, Tammy.

His is survived by five sons, Gordon and Rita Smalts, Darrell and Sandy Smalts, Ron and Teresa Smalts, Altus.

Jerry Smalts, Oklahoma City, Stan Smalts, Tulsa. Fifteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, one sister Evelyn Davis of Wichita, Kansas, one brother, Dale and Lola Smalts, Hereford, Texas, one sister-in-law Edna Smalts, San Antonio, Texas, many nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.

12/07/2007
2:00 PM

Funeral
Lowell-Tims Chapel

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