Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Larry Michael Dane

Born: 2/15/1939

Died: 6/18/1995

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Larry Michael Dane, 56, passed away on Sunday June 18, 1995 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

He was born on February 15, 1939 and was a member of the Church of Christ. He and Gloria Huckabee were married on August 19, 1960 in Idabel.

He had lived in Idabel for the past 30 years and was a science and biology teacher in the Idabel school system for 26 years. He is also a bus driver and a coach. He was president of the Idabel Education Association for two terms, serving from 1986-1988. He also served a six-year term on the Oklahoma Education Association Board of Directors.

He was very proud of his Choctaw Heritage. He was a direct Descendant of Morgan Perry, a blood Choctaw who served in Martin Sheco’s Battalion as a first leuiutient during the Civil War and came from Mississippi to Oklahoma in 1837 during the Indian removal. Morgan Perry was married to Elizabeth Spring, who parents were Susan Bohanan (French and Ω Choctaw) and Christopher Spring, a saddle maker from Germany. He was a commissioned officer in Napoleon’s army. After the Battle of Waterloo, he immigrated to the states landing at New Orleans. He met and married Susan Bohanan in Mississippi. They came to Indian Territory and lived in the Hugo area. Many of the family are buried in Springs Chapel Cemetery there.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Dane of Idabel; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Regina and Rusty Prim of Dallas Texas, Andrea and Dane Williamson of Idabel, Leigh Dane of Durant and Lindsay Dane of Idabel; one brothers and sister in law, Raymond Augustus, Jr. And Theresa Dane of Stockton, California; two grandsons, Michael Sharp and Ty Williamson, both of Idabel and seven nieces and nephews.

In Lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Larry Dane Scholarship Fund, located at First State Bank in Idabel.