Feb. 3, 1934 - Jan. 20, 2017
Seldon Junior McEntire, a longtime Parkland and Agra resident, died Jan. 20, 2017 at his home. He was 82.
Arrangements were under the direction of Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Cushing.
Seldon was born Feb. 3, 1934 in Sparks to the late Martin Luther and Virgie Virginia Howard)McEntire. He was one of 10 children and grew up on both sides of Deep Fork River in Sparks. He later moved to Parkland-Agra area.
His family bought a farm and he attended the Bohemian school in Prague and Parkland.
On Feb. 5, 1955, he married Nelda Blanche Baker in the Union Church near Parkland. They made their home in Parkland and raised three children.
They attended their children’s basketball games and helped them with raising, taking care of their pigs and showing them in FFA.
Seldon attended the Church of the Firstborn, where he raised his children in faith.
He was a farmer that raised numerous crops such as peanuts, wheat, maize, cotton and sweet potatoes. He was the son of the Sweet Potato King.
Seldon also ran cattle on his farm and hauled hay. He worked as a roughneck and on a construction crew that helped build the Turner Turnpike and Will Rogers Turnpike.
He later worked for Lincoln County District I for numerous years before retiring. In his spare time, he served as the Agra Civil Defense Director, a reserve Lincoln County Deputy, a relief bus driver and retired from the Agra Fire Department.
He was community-minded and volunteered when needed. Seldon enjoyed drinking coffee in the mornings with his friend Alvin Toles. He also liked picking his banjo and playing his guitar.
Seldon loved watching his grandchildren play basketball and spending time with his family.
Seldon is survived by his daughters, Judy Poteet and husband Michial of Agra, and Jeanne Stevens and husband Brian of Parkland; son Joey McEntire and wife DeeDee of Parkland; brothers Dempsey McEntire and wife Willa Jean of Agra, and Otho McEntire and wife Grace of Parkland; sisters Viola Mason and husband Carl of Stroud, Stella Mae Rodgers of Agra, Thelma Bean and husband Donnie of Parkland; grandchildren Michial Poteet Jr. and wife Jene’a, Shelby Stevens and wife Haley, Matthew McEntire, Will McEntire, Caleb Stevens and Charity Stevens; great-grandchildren Michial “Trey” Poteet III and Mallory Poteet; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nelda McEntire; brothers Alfred McEntire, Edward McEntire and Nathan McEntire and a sister, Elnora Graham.
Graveside services were Tuesday, January in Parkland Cemetery in Parkland. The Rev. Richard Wright officiated.