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Bryan County Obituaries

Highland Cemetery

Harold Eugene Bootes

October 16, 1926 ~ July 28, 2006

©2023 Vondel Smith Mortuary
Reprinted with permission
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Harold Eugene Bootes, 79, passed away Friday, July 28, 2006 at Mercy Hospital. Harold was born October 16, 1926, to Ray & Georgia Bootes, in Durant, Oklahoma. He attended Durant schools and graduated from high school there, and he received his degree in business at Southeastern college in Durant. Harold married Barbara Jean Boles, also from Durant, on January 13, 1949, in Durant.

He was in the US Air force during WWII. He was employed by OG&E for 6 years and was transferred to OKC. In 1951 he became a Prudential Insurance Agent and retired from them in Oklahoma City. After retiring Harold worked as a volunteer at Mercy Hospital until his recent illness. Harold and Jean have been members of the Lakeside United Methodist Church for 48 years. He loved hunting, fishing, and camping at Lake Texoma.

He was preceded by his parents, & 2 sisters.

He is survived by his wife Jean, 1 son, Donald Bootes & wife Lynn of Redlands, CA., 1 Grandson, Kenneth Ray, 1 Brother, George Ray Bootes of Sulfer, Ok. And 7 Nieces & Nephews. Harold was a gentle man who loved his God and was devoted to his family. He Carried Chewing Gum for any children he visited.

Memorial Services for Harold will be held at Lakeside United Methodist Church on Monday, July 31, 2006, at 10:30 A.M.

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