December 19, 2012

Merle O. Mooter


The Express-Star

— Merle O. Mooter



Funeral services will be held for Merle O Mooter, 76, of Chickasha at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in the Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel with Kim Hayes officiating.

Merle O. Mooter was born in Oney, on Nov. 13, 1936, the son of Clark Mooter and Odell Taylor Mooter. He died on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at his home in Chickasha.

Merle grew up in Oney Oklahoma and later graduated from Oney High School in 1956. Shortly after his graduation he enlisted in the US Air Force. He proudly served our country from 1956-1960.

He then married the love of his life on Dec. 19, 1960, in Albert. Merle worked for Western Electric until moving to Chickasha. After moving to Chickasha he became a self-employed truck driver, mostly hauling hay, retiring in 2006.

Merle enjoyed many hobbies camping, playing his guitar, OU football, and attending as many of the grandchildren’s ball games he could.

He was preceded in death by: both parents, brother, Kenneth Mooter, and loving wife Laqueta on April 7, 2012.

Survivors include: brother, Dyrell Mooter and Minnie of Sulphur; sister-in-law, Jackie Bordwine of Chickasha; daughter, Rhonda Renee Sneed and husband Steve of Chickasha; son Mark Mooter and wife Amy of Chickasha;  grandsons, Jarrod Sneed, Justin Sneed, Kadin Sneed and Keegan Mooter, all of Chickasha, and a  host of nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.