Franklin Dean List of Claremore, Oklahoma passed from this life to his heavenly home on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the age of ninety-six years.
Dean was born on May 23, 1922 in Cleveland, Oklahoma. He was the son of Roy E. and Edna Lillian (Rosebaugh) List. Dean was raised an attended school in Cleveland, graduating with the Class of 1940. While attending high school, Dean often worked in the oilfields of Northeastern Oklahoma assisting his father as a tool dresser.
Upon completion of his education, Dean worked for Beech Aircraft Company in Wichita for a while as an acetylene welder where he operated and maintained an oxyacetylene torch and welding rods for joining together brass and steel aircraft parts. Dean was inducted into the service of his country in the United States Army Air Corp on March 25, 1943. PFC List assisted in prescribed inspections and maintenance of aircraft. He also examined portions of aircraft such as wings, fuselage, stabilizers, flight control surfaces, propeller, and landing gear for wear or broken part. Additionally, he assisted in the maintenance and changing of aircraft engines. He attended Army Air Force Training School for nearly twenty-two weeks at Amarillo Field, Texas. PFC List was honorable discharged on February 17, 1946 and returned to Oklahoma.
He was then married to Alice Mae Matlock and accepted employment with Southwestern Bell telephone, known as Ma Bell in the Cleveland office. The couple had two children, Deanna Lynn and Raymond Dean. Throughout the many years, Dean worked for Southwestern Bell and AT&T, mostly in and around Pawnee County including Pawnee, Cleveland, Hallett and the Jennings areas. For a short time the family resided in Cushing before finally settling in Claremore.
Dean was described by his family and friends as a honest man that displayed much integrity in his life. He was hard working which he learned from his father at an early age and continued that work ethic in his numerous positions with the telephone company during his career, retiring as an engineer.
Dean was extremely proud of his son, Raymond and enjoyed spending time with son's family, including his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dean was also Pa Pa Dean to a whole lot of Roberta’s day care babies and kids over many years. He enjoyed traveling and took many vacations to various places around the world. He specifically enjoyed Port Aransas in Texas as his favorite hobby was fishing. He enjoyed all types of fishing including shore and deep sea fishing. Dean often indicated that his parents and brother seemed to have the most effect upon his life. He enjoyed country and old gospel music. He seemed to have completed his bucket list through the ninety-six years of his life. Dean attended the Cedar Point Church in Claremore.
Dean is survived by a son and his wife, Raymond and Roberta List of Claremore, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Kristopher and his wife Joni, Patrick and Benjamin; and four great-grandchildren, Elam, Monster, Conlyn and Izaiah. He was preceded in death by his parents; three wives, Alice Mae, Kathryn Marie and Billie Ruth; a brother, Roy Earl List, Sr.; a daughter, Deanna Lynn; and a sister, Grace Adeline "Sally" Meek.
A public visitation and viewing will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the Chapman-Black Funeral Home in Cleveland. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 23, 2018 at the Cedar Point Church at 1660 North Lynn Riggs Blvd. in Claremore, Oklahoma with Pastor Rick Burke officiating. Interment will be at 3:00 p.m., Monday, July 23, 2018 at the Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland, Oklahoma. Friends may share a memory or express their condolences at www.chapman-black.com.
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