Benny Crane

In Memory of Benny Crane

Benny Crane, age 79, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016 at the Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, of Poteau, Oklahoma.

Benny was born in Monroe, Oklahoma on August 14, 1936, a son of the late Edith (Henry) and Clarence Crane.

Benny worked for the Department of Human Services, State of Oklahoma.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, of Wilburton, Oklahoma. Benny was very active in the Masonic Lodge. He was initiated in 1959, passed in 1959, raised to Master Mason in 1959. He was a member at the Poteau, Wilburton and Mosholatubbee Lodges. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, 1964 of the McAlester Masonic Temple, aslo received KCCH, in 1973 at the McAlester Scottish Rite Temple. He received his 50 year pin for Scottish Rite Membership in 2014.

He was the husband of Velta (Maxwell) Crane. On March 4, 1972, they were married at Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Benny is survived by:

Wife: Velta Crane, of the home.

Daughter/Son-In-Law: Robin & Chris Benson, of Wister, Oklahoma.

Sons/Daughters-In-Law: Rocky & Susan Crane, of Wister, Oklahoma; Ricky & Diane Crane, of Wister, Oklahoma.

Nephew: Don & Janet Massey, of Bakersfield, California.

Grandchildren: Brandon Benson, Justin Benson, Haley Makoby, Rocky Allyn Crane, all of Wister, Oklahoma; Ashley Duggar, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; Kelsey Crane, Clint Crane, both of Wister, Oklahoma. Also survived by 4 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, 1 sister, step father, Fred Schrodt.

Services at The Bob Waldrop Memorial Chapel, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016 with Rev. Clint Cannon officiating. Interment to follow at the Wilburton Masonic Cemetery, Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers:Tim Baker, Gary Lay, Randy Conley, Jesse James, Robert Skimbo, Luke Stanford.

Honorary Pallbearers: Charles Adams, Joe Pete Skimbo, John Collums, Charley Warren, Frank Lawrence, Wayne Mathis, Mickey Chrestman, Randy Waldrop.