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April 18, 2012

FRANCIS MARION BEST

August 12, 1919 - April 18, 2012

FRANCIS MARION BEST

August 12, 1919 - April 18, 2012

Funeral Mass for Francis Marion Best, 92, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Holy Name Catholic Church.

Francis Marion Best was born August 12, 1919 in Minco, Oklahoma the son of Earl and Anna Best.  He died April 18, 2012 in Chickasha.

Mr. Best came to Chickasha in the early 1950’s.  He worked for the Chickasha Daily Express as composing foreman for over 30 years.  He then worked for Baroid in the petroleum industry and later served as operation manager for Morgan Well Service.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II.

Mr. Best was preceded in death by: Wife:  Mary Best; Son:  Mike Best; and Granddaughter:  Tracy Chambers Carpenter.

Survivors include daughter:  Pat Chambers; daughter-in-law:  Judy Best; grandchildren: Wade Chambers and wife Eileen, Stacy Palmer and husband Dusty, Keith Penn and wife Kristen; great-grandchildren: Bryce Palmer, Dusti Palmer, Skye Carpenter and Kristyn Abreu and several nieces and nephews including Mike Whinery

Interment will be in the Pioneer Cemetery under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.

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