McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

April 27, 2014

Lee K. McNatt

Staff report

McALESTER — Lee K. McNatt, 84, of McAlester, Thursday, April 24, 2014, he died at his home near McAlester.

Services will be today at 3 p.m. at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Gene Hankins officiating and a eulogy will be given by Dan McNatt. There will be a gathering at Lee’s home immediately following the service.

Military honors will be provided by the Veterans of Foreign War  Post No. 1098 of McAlester.

Arrangements are under the direction of  Brumley-Mills Funeral Home.

He was born on Oct. 16, 1929, in Dunbar to W. Arch and Maudie (Stone) McNatt. He grew up in Tuskahoma until he joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Perkins. After his honorable discharge he moved to Soper and had worked at the old Naval Ammunition Depot and had also lived in Poteau. He eventually moved to Kansas City, Mo. and worked as a truck driver.  He drove trucks for 30 years, the last 29 years for Midwest Freight. He was married to Margaret “Rete” Wilson and she preceded him in death in 1979. He then married Jane Huls on March 18, 1983, in Miami.  After his retirement, they moved to McAlester in 1987.  He had also worked as a TV repairman and did maintenance work for Rural Water District 9. He was also a Ham Radio operator and helped the civil defense with storm watching. He had also been an active member of the Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Department for several years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially pheasant hunting, and hanging out with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife , Jane McNatt; children, Kenneth McNatt, of Overland Park, Kans.; Mark Johnson, and wife, Julie, of Kansas City, Kans., Tina McFerrin, and husband, Michael, of Parkville, Mo.; Dennis Johnson, of Independence, Mo.; grandchildren, Angela McNatt, Blake Hackler, and wife, Brittnie, Brandon Hackler, and wife, Shannon, Brayden Hackler, and fiancée, Cassie Dodd, April McFerrin, and fiancée, Frank Sola, Sara Hummel, and husband, Curtis, Kenneth Johnson, Daniel Johnson, Leeann Johnson, Gerald Johnson; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, David Huls, and wife, Bertie, of Independence, Mo., Richard Huls, and wife, Donna, of Lawry, Mo., Marjorie McNatt, of McAlester, Bonnie Mathews, of Lees Summit, Mo.; son-in-law, Randy Hackler; special niece, Carolyn McNatt, of McAlester.

His parents; his first wife; a daughter, Patricia Ann Hackler in 2010; brothers, Everett McNatt, in 1987, and John McNatt, and wife, Willie, both in 2010.

Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Brown, David Gillespie, Blake Hackler, O’Dale Brown, Bill Crenshaw, Dan McNatt, Ricky McNatt, Bryan Johnson, Jake McNatt, Brayden Hackler, Brandon Hackler, Kenny Johnson and Daniel Johnson.