Lyndell D. (L. D.) Choate was born in Lacy, Oklahoma on November 9, 1939 to Lyndell Harold and Deloris (Dee) Mae Thompson Choate. He passed away at his home Friday February 9, 2018 surrounded by his family.
Private family burial at the Hennessey Cemetery will be Monday February 12, 2018 followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 PM Monday at the Hennessey Public School Auditorium. Arrangements are by Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home.
L. D. and Betty Elaine Melton were married on June 21, 1957 at the Methodist Church in Hennessey, Oklahoma.
L. D. retired from Eckroat, Inc.-J-Lee Company in 2006. He had worked in the oil field and for Kingfisher County prior to that. He graduated from Lacy High School in 1957. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in 1978. He was pastor of the 132 Bible Church from the 1980's until his death.
He is survived by five sons and one daughter, Dale Choate and wife Kelly, Cris Choate and wife Linda, Melody Pitts and husband Ricky, all of Hennessey, Victor Choate and wife Robin of Enid, Terry Don (Perk) Choate and wife Charlene, Shawn Choate and wife Tara all of Hennessey. Other survivors include numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
In addition, he is survived by one brother Max Choate and wife Wanda of Hennessey, twin sisters Marilyn Choate of Hennessey, Margie Light and husband Wayne of Lone Grove, Oklahoma. He is also survived by two sisters in law, Barbara Streck of Hennessey and Sue Smith of Connelly Spring, North Carolina; brother-in-law Troy Melton and wife Gayla of Hennessey, many nieces, nephews and "adopted" grandchildren as well as his church family.
He was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, William Keith Choate, his parents, two brothers Dewayne Harold Choate, Donald Ray Choate and an infant sister Wanda Joy.
His greatest desire in life was to bring glory to God and lead others to him.
The family would like to thank Valir Hospice and their staff for caring for him in his home in his final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Valir Hospice through Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home.
Published on February 11, 2018