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Tahlequah, OK ~ Clyde William McGowan the son of Orphia and Thelma (Harris) McGowen was born February 15, 1948 in Wewoka, OK and departed this life on May 7, 2016 in Broken Arrow, OK at the age of 68 years, 3 months and 8 days.

Clyde graduated high school in 1966 in Coyle, OK, then attended and graduated from Okmulgee Tech. He worked at the Oklahoma School & Office Supply until he went into business for himself as the owner of McGowen School & Office Supply. He was also a volunteer with the Spring Valley Fire Department for 13 years. Since moving to Hulbert in 1983, he attended the First Baptist Church but, in recent years, he began attending the Methodist Church. He always made sure that family members who has passed were always remembered and recognized every Memorial Day.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two infant brothers.

He is survived by his sister; Donna Newton and husband Charles of Chouteau, OK; nephew, David Newton of Chouteau, OK; niece, Dee Ritch and husband Tim of Pryor, OK; special cousins; Mickey and Andrea McGowen of Hulbert, OK; several great and great-great nephews and nieces, as well as other cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral services for Clyde will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday May 11, 2016 at the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dan Eischen officiating. Interment will follow in the Hulbert I.O.O.F Cemetery under the care and direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Please sign our online guestbook at www.hartfuneralhome.net.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Spring Valley Fire Department
Published on May 10, 2016
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