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Otway Thomas Rabon

Born: 2/12/1905

Died: 7/16/2007

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Otway Thomas Rabon, 102, longtime Kinta area minister, passed away July 16, 2007, at his home. A native of Kinta, Indian Territory, he was born February 12, 1905, to J.W. Rabon and Mary Edmonds Rabon.

He grew up and graduated from Kinta High School in the early 1920s. He continued his education at Oklahoma Baptist University. He was married to Corinne Moore on August 25, 1929. Otway farmed and ranched for several years before being called into the Baptist Ministry in 1937. He served in several area churches including Lequire, Kinta, Enterprise and Copan, as well as many other churches in a career that spanned almost 70 years as he never retired. He will be remembered as a kind and gentle man who dedicated his life to his family and ministry. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and was an original Choctaw enrollee.

He was preceded in death by his wife; three children, Nancy Lewis, O.W. Rabon, and an infant daughter; and three sisters.

Survivors include his three children, James Rabon and wife Laurel of Pryor, Carol Shelton and husband Stanley Ray of Barns-dall, Phil Rabon and wife Patsy of Lawton; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.