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Murlee (Ray) Poteet

October 3, 1920 ~ September 27, 2019 (age 98)


Murlee (Ray) Poteet, 98, of Wichita Falls, Texas passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 in Wichita Falls. 

She was born October 3, 1920 to Claud and Ethel (Skinner) Ray in Lexington, Oklahoma. 

Murlee was raised in Wanette, Oklahoma and graduated with the class of 1937 from Wanette High School. 

She married Robert Burns Poteet on October 24, 1939 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.  After marriage they made their home in Ft. Worth, Texas.  Robert preceded her in death on July 17, 2000.  She and Robert moved to Wichita Falls in 1985 to be closer to grandchildren. 

Murlee worked as a Secretary for Continental Oil Company retiring after 30 years of service.  

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Wichita Falls.     

Murlee was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Burns Poteet; granddaughter, Kara Poteet; her parents, Claud and Ethel Ray; brother, Darriel Ray; and grandparents, Joseph “Joe Ray and Millie Lee (Burlison) Ray and Sarah Melissa (Lambert) Skinner and Thomas Skinner. 

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Jimmie Poteet of Wichita Falls, TX; grandson, Robert Poteet of Wichita Falls, TX; sister-in-law, Helen Ray of Wanette; nephews, Joe, Keith, Wendell and Carl; niece, Wanda; and other extended family and friends. 

The family would like to thank the staff of House of Hope in Wichita Fall, Texas for over six years of loving care and hospice of Wichita Falls. 

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel in Wanette and continue through service time.  Service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Wanette Cemetery Chapel with Reverend Jim Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Wanette Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh. 

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October 2, 2019

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home Wanette Chapel
120 N. Clarady
Wanette, OK 74878

Funeral Service
October 2, 2019

2:00 PM
Wanette Cemetery Chapel
1 Mile South of Hwy 39 & 1 Mile East of Hwy 102
Wanette, OK 74878

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