Michael Terry Bess Sr., 71, of Spiro, OK passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in Spiro. Michael was born February 13, 1945 in Salt Lake City, UT to John W. & Ramona (Bacon) Bess. Michael joined the Navy in 1965 and served 2 tours in Vietnam; then joined the Coast Guard in 1975. He was a member of the American Legion. Michael was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 49 years, Lois Olene Bess; sister, Betty Bess; brothers, Dick Bess, Larry Bess, Bob Bess; grandson, Brant Lee Cassell.
Survivors include his daughter, Richelle & Everett Plummer of Poteau, OK; sons, Larry & Misty Bess of Tonkawa, OK, Michael Bess Jr., of Dickson, OK; grandchildren, Josh & Summer Cassell of Talihina, OK, Shawn & Allison Plummer of Ft. Smith, AR, Siehara & Kevin Wong of WA, Cody & Kayla Bess of Tonkawa , Kylee Bess of Tonkawa, OK, Justin & Gunner of Poteau, Lauren Bess of Dickson; 9 great grandchildren; brothers, Dave & Debbie Bess of Fairview, UT, John & Kathy Bess of South Jordan, UT; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 1 pm, Monday, November 7, 2016 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Jim Cook & John Bess officiating. Interment will follow in Monroe Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Josh Cassell, Cody Bess, Shawn Plummer, Justin Plummer, Kevin Wong, Gunner Pirpich.
The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.