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Lelland R. and Jana Sue Choate

Funeral services for Lelland R. Choate, 68 and Jana Sue Choate, 67 of Dwight Mission community, Oklahoma will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Agent Mallory Martin Chapel in Sallisaw, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

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Funeral services for Lelland R. Choate, 68 and Jana Sue Choate, 67 of Dwight Mission community, Oklahoma will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Agent Mallory Martin Chapel in Sallisaw, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

Lelland was born on January 9, 1952 in Marble City, Oklahoma to Lucille Pearl (McGee) Choate and Duane G. Choate and passed away on July 29, 2020 in Van Buren, Arkansas. Jana was born on March 9, 1953 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma to Ollie Louise (Brooks) Campbell and Wayne Howard Campbell and passed away on July 30, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They were married on February 25, 1972 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.

Mr. Choate was a 1970 Graduate of Sallisaw High School, 1988 graduate of Northeastern State University with a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Technology. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Member and Board Member of the Okie/Arkie Trail Ride, Board Member of Dwight Mission Cemetery and a member of Sequoyah County Fair Board. He loved trail riding, nature, hunting and fishing. After retiring from ODOT he worked for R & R Pipeline as a parts runner. He volunteered for Sallisaw Lions Club for 40 years and was a reserve deputy for Sequoyah County Sheriff Department for 10 years.

Mrs. Choate was a 1971 graduate of Sallisaw High School and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She was a scout and a lifetime member of The Okie-Arkie Trail Ride and active in Sequoyah County 4-H. She had a love of all things equestrian and was an accomplished seamstress. She loved Razorback basketball, fishing and most of all her family and grandchildren. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Gore Nursing Center.

Survivors are:

1 daughter: Lena Jane Choate and Brady Staggs of Prarie Grove, AR;

1 son: Mark Miles Choate of Dwight Mission, OK;

3 grandchildren : Abbey, Audrey and Valerie;

Jana’s brother: Michael Campbell of Sallisaw, OK;

Lelland’s sister: Mildred Taylor of Dwight Mission, OK;

brother in law: Mackie Brooks of Dwight Mission, OK;

niece: Patti Grimm and husband, Davey;

great nephew: Campbell Jasper Grimm;

numerous other nieces and nephews.

They were preceded in death by their parents, daughter-in-law: Joycelynn Nichole Choate, Lelland’s infant brother: Lloyd, sisters: Lorna Brooks and Georgia Wade and brother in law: Charles Wade.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Norman Cogburn, James Hurst, Carl Edwards, Stacy Durett, Gayland England, George Byrd, John Van, Alvin Bond, Bill Hereden, John Yates, Earnie Hollifield and all members of the Okie-Arkie Trail Ride.

Viewing will be 1 – 8 pm Thursday and Friday at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw, OK where the family will greet 6 – 8 pm Friday.