Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Arthur Wilmoth Jr

Born: 7/23/1922

Died: 12/2/2012

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Arthur Lee “A.L.” Wilmoth Jr., 90, of Buffalo Valley passed away on Dec. 2, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Buffalo Valley on July 23, 1922, a son of the late Emma (King) and Arthur Lee Wilmoth. He joined the U.S. Marines during World War II. After the war, he learned to weld in the shipyards and joined Pipe Fitter Union #351 in Muskogee. He traveled the United States as a pipe welder until retiring in 1982, when he came home and began to work as a cattle rancher on his mother’s Indian allotment land, which he owned until his death. Arthur was very proud of his Native American heritage and was raised in the time of the Great Depression, so he knew what it was like to be poor. He was well liked and respected by all he knew. The family would like to thank the Choctaw Nation Color Guard and Choctaw Veteran’s Cemetery for all their assistance.

He is survived by sons, Anthony Lynn and Jackie Wilmoth of Blue Ridge, Texas, Wayland Dean Wilmoth and Harper Lee Wilmoth of Conroe, Texas; daughters, Janice Eileen Buchannan of Hesperia, Calif., Carolyn Sue and Fred Jackson of Cartwright, and Kelly Shawn and David Dwyer, both of Colbert; nine grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren