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Verdun Lee Roy Brandle, known to his family and friends as “Lee”, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2008 in Cushing at the age of 89 years.
The son of the late Roy S. Brandle and Billie Keller Brandle, Lee was born on January 22, 1919 in Cushing and was reared and educated here, graduating from Cushing High School in the class of 1936, later graduating from Oklahoma State University.
He entered the United States Marine Corps in November of 1945, and was very proud that he had served his Country in Guadalcanal as a Master Tech Sergeant. He received his honorable discharge in November of 1945, returning to Oklahoma where he served in the National Guard as a Lieutenant.
Lee had worked as a landman for Shell Pipeline and Coates Field Service prior to his retirement in 1987.
He enjoyed playing golf, woodworking, playing cards and hosting friends and family at his home, as long as you were a Republican.
Survivors include his wife, Patti Brandle of the home; his children, Eric Brandle and his wife Stephanie of Cushing, Laura Brandle Reedes, Sharon Brandle Oelke and Michael Brandle; one sister Treva Brandle Gilliand and her husband Ken of New Orleans, LA; several grandchildren including Trevor and Tyler Brandle of Cushing; several nieces and nephews and other relatives including his step-children, Greg Holeman and his wife Linda of Northern CA, Pay Holeman and his wife Laura of Santa Fe, NM, and Susie Abney and her husband Rick of Austin, TX, and a cousin Shirley Rosebrough and her husband Robert of Cushing.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Lowell Brandle.
Services will be held at a later date.
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