© Marietta Monitor
September 7, 1990
Services for Melvin C. Montgomery were conducted Wednesday in Marietta's First Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. Tommy Higle, officiating.
Mr. Montgomery was born September 21, 1917, at Enville, the son of J.E. and Inez Wilson Montgomery, and died September 3, 1990, in the Memorial Hospital of Southern Oklahoma, Ardmore. A resident of Love County most of his life, he married the former Hazel Overstreet March 3, 1946, in Marietta. They owned and operated the Montgomery Grocery Store at Abner from 1955 until 1975. He later worked for the Oklahoma State Highway Department and Love County District 3. A World War II veteran, Mr. Montgomery served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines and in Australia and received the American Pacific Service Ribbon and five Bronze Service Stars, Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and the Distinguished Unit Badge. Mr. Montgomery was a Deacon at the First Baptist Church and a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hazel Montgomery of the home in Marietta; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gary and Linda Bloomer of Seminole and Terry and Martha Reddout of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Clarence Montgomery of Eastman and Calvin Montgomery of Marietta; a sister, Margie Langford of Ardmore; a sister-in-law, Elsie Montgomery of Eastman; a brother-in-law, Jim McGiboney of Flower Mound, Texas; six grandchildren, Randy Bloomer, Connie Yeager, Gary Keith Hicks, Lance Bloomer, Charles Reddout, and Chris Reddout; and three great-grandchildren, Tara Yeager, Cody Yeager, and Kristin Hicks.
Mr. Montgomery was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bill Montgomery and an infant brother; and a sister, Judy McGiboney.
Interment in Lakeview Cemetery was under the direction of the Anderson Kennedy
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