Chesteen Brown, 73, of Panama, OK passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016 in Oklahoma City, OK. Chesteen was born February 28, 1943 in Panama, OK to James P. & Cordelia (Scarberry) Brown. He served in the US Army and the California National Guard for 8 years. He was retired as grounds keeper for the city of Hayward, CA. He married Carol Loyle on May 20, 1960 in Reno, NV. As a young man he always loved to play sports and continued to enjoy them as a spectator in his later years. He enjoyed water skiing; taking his family camping on the rivers in California. He read the entire newspaper every day as well as watching the news and weather. He could tell you all about sports, weather and world news if you asked. He was always well informed. He taught some of his grandchildren about fishing, playing ball, working on cars, building and much more. He was always helpful. He took care of his family and he will be truly missed. If you ever told him a secret - he never revealed it. You can guarantee he still holds it. Chesteen was preceded in death by his parents Cordelia Scarberry and James P. Brown; uncles, James Henry Scarberry & Jerry Scarberry; his mother & father in law, Zenta & Warren Loyle; grandparents, Minnie & Earnest Scarberry, James & Ruth Brown; brother & sister in law, Peter Loyle and Genevieve Roy; nephew, Frank Wilson.
Survivors include his wife Carol of the home; daughters, Veronica Hedges, Natalie Brown and Shauna Rothermel all of Panama, OK, Holly Cooper of Poteau, OK; grandson, Buddy Rothermel; granddaughter, Brittany Rothermel, great grandchildren, Sophie, Aponi and Chaska Pulice and their father; grandson, Luigi Pulice all of the home; sons in law, Joe Hedges, Mike Rothermel, Jeff Cooper & Danny Smith; granddaughters, Brittany Rothermel, Brianna Rothermel, Kaitlin May, Skylar Thomas, Mikah Rothermel and Kennedi Cooper; grandsons, Joseph (Bubba) Hedges, Jordan Smith, Jacob Hedges, Buddy (Ryan) Rothermel, Trey Smith, James Hedges, and Michael Rothermel; great granddaughters, Sophie Pulice, Zaidi May, Jaibree Hedges, Jaxi May, Jayla Thomas, Aponi Pulice and Kinsley Hedges; great grandsons, Kashtyn Hedges, Jacob Hedges, Jace Hedges and Chaska (Runningbear) Pulice; Sisters, Tina & Gene Morris, Terry & George Bryan and their families; sister in law, Harriet Frye and family; nephews, Jack Roy, Jeff Frye, Darl, Lionel & Devon Wilson, many more family and friends who will miss him.
Services will be 11 am, Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Panama, OK.