Kenneth Ray Gaither, 78, of Poteau, OK passed away February 1, 2013 in Fort Smith, AR. Kenneth was born March 1, 1934 in Columbia, MO to Clifford & Bonnie Gaither. Kenneth was a Petroleum Jobber. He raised cattle & loved to read. He loved coal mining, his family did strip and deep mining. Kenneth leased and sold mineral rights & leasing. He owned and operated Poteau Petroleum for 50 years. Kenneth was a graduate of Poteau High School class of 1952. He was a member of Community Christ Church. He loved thoroughbred horse racing. He was preceded in death by his parents Clifford Gaither & Bonnie (White) Gaither, 2 sons Joe Gaither, Glen Gaither. 1 brother.
Survivors include wife of 60 years Robbie Gaither, Granddaughter, Gabrielle Robbins of the home, Daughter Karen Robbins of Muskogee, OK, Grandson Zaven Isa of Oklahoma City, OK. Great Granddaughter Zalie Isa of Muldrow, OK. hand full of Nieces & Nephews. Sister in Law Ruth Jenkins of Ft. Worth, TX.; Special Friends Jeff & Debbie Luman.
Services will be 2PM - Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Evans Chapel of Memories with Rev. Jim Cook & Rev. Phil McGehee officiating. Pallbearers will be Jeff Luman, Zaven Isa, Hank Harris, Ben Phillips, Nick Wade, Brian Hooper. Interment will be a Private family service in Oakland Cemetery in Poteau, OK