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Roy Lester Labor

Born: 05/23/1922 Died: 07/06/2009 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: Veteran

Roy Lester Labor, 87, of Wilburton passed away July 6, 2009, at the VA Medical Center in Muskogee. Roy was born in Hugo on May 23, 1922, to the late William Henry and Mary Easter Tyler Labor. Roy worked in the carpentry department at McAlester Ammunition Plant. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was of the Baptist faith, a member of the Wilburton Masonic Lodge #141 and member of the Hartshorne VFW. Roy was the husband of Gloria Labor. Roy and Gloria were married October 10, 2006, in McAlester. Roy was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Neoma Jean Labor; brothers, William Labor, Orville “Obe” Labor, Chester “Check” Labor; sister, Opal Oldham; son, Joe Labor, and son-in-law, Jimmy D. Gammons. Roy is survived by his wife of the home; his daughters, Laquita McCarty of Amarillo, Texas, Lynn Gammons of Wilburton, and Deann Gibbs of Wilburton; son, R.D. Labor of Stigler; sister, Nita Faye Wade; brothers, Loyce “Peachy” Labor and his wife, Youil, John Labor, Jimmy Labor and his wife, Shirley; grandchildren, Bret Labor and wife Jennifer of Wilburton, Bandi McPherson and husband Curt of Canadian, Texas, Christi Hall and husband Eric of Stillwater, Cody Gibbs of Stillwater, Jimmy Gammons and Chance Gibbs, both of Wilburton; great-grandchildren, Cody McPherson, Jakob Labor, Brynn McPherson, Trey McPherson, Ryley Labor; stepchildren, Gloria Elaine Voelker, John David Owen and Patty Harrison; five step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.