Graveside services for J. R. Lancaster, a Coal-gate resident, were held Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at McCarty Cemetery with Priest Neil Servais officiating. Brown’s Funeral Service of Coalgate was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Lancaster was born August 18,1937 to Jess and Inez Opal (Moses) Lancaster at Claremore, OK and passed away November 2, 2019 at Coalgate at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 15 days. He attended and graduated from Coalgate High School in 1955. J. R. was a sewing machine mechanic for Blue Bell/Wrangler and retired in 1986. J. R. married Hazel Estell Lemons in 1957 at Coalgate. She preceded him in death. J. R. was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Coalgate and was a Mason. He enjoyed wood working and fishing. He was a good and loving father and will be missed by many.
Survivors include his daughters, Diana Linam and husband Roger of Coalgate and Phyllis Symonds and husband Jay of Claremore, OK; son, Forest Jay Lancaster of Coalgate; grandchildren, Tonya Hubbard and husband Shane of Van Buren, AR, Estell McIntosh of Okmulgee, Lucas Lancaster and wife Montana of Lehigh, Aaron Symonds, Heather Layer and husband Josh all of Claremore; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Lena Lohmon of Alexandria, LA and Shirley Dunn of McAlester, OK; along with numerous nieces, nephews and dearly loved friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife; brother, Richard Brown; and sisters, Ruby Wheeler and Alverta Coleman.