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Roy M. Brazell

October 18, 1927 January 4, 2019
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On the evening of January 4, 2019 Roy passed from this earth and through the gates of heaven to our loving Lord and was greeted by his Father and Mother, Roy L. and Adelia (Klopff ) Brazell and his siblings, Gladys Russell, Viola Page, Don Brazell and Robert Brazell.

Roy was born in Wentworth, SD on October18, 1927. He made a career out of the Airforce serving his country in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was stationed at the Boeing Airplane Plant in Seattle for a number of years where he was the first Air Force boom operator on the KC-135 and tail gunner on the first B-52s as they rolled off the production line .In 1962 he bailed out of a C-97 and at first was thought to be a stowaway which was found in the wreckage but Roy was hanging in a tall pine tree where he landed when he bailed. All the crew got out safely. In 1962 the Air Force realized he did not have an AFSC in what he was doing and the only field available for flying was as a flight engineer so he went to school at Chanute AFB, Illinois, successfully finished that training and was sent to Dover, Delaware flying on the C-124. After three years he was sent to Tinker AFB and remained there until his retirement in 1968. He then joined the Air National Guard at Will Rogers and continued his career as a flight engineer. He was there until 1972. All in all, he spent 26 years in the service and flew over 500 hours flying into countries all over the world. In fact, he flew in the B-52 which is displayed on the apron right outside of Tinker AFB. In 1976 he hired on as a civil service employee at Tinker AFB and retired in 1990.

After he was transferred to Tinker AFB in 1963 he bought acreage in Choctaw. There he became active in the community. He joined the Choctaw Roundup Club where he helped with all the different phases of activities, roping, rodeos, parading, ect. He also joined the Choctaw Kiwanis Club in 1974 and soon held all the positions of the club. He was elected Governor of the Texas-Oklahoma District for 1995-96. He was still an active member at the time he was called home. He was also a member of the American Legion and VFW. He joined the First Baptist Church in 1982 and was an active member and became a Sunday school teacher.

Roy is survived by his wife Dee of 55 years; son, James Brazell of Wilmington, Delaware; daughters, Janice Brazell of Wilmington, Delaware, Kellie Brazell Habash of Moore, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Nadia Habash of St. Louis, Missouri, Timothy Habash of Dallas, Texas. Mark Habash and wife Minda of St. Louis, Missouri, and Alex Hadbash and wife Mona of Fort Worth, Texas; Seven great grandchildren, Aaden, Yusif, Ameer and Ayah Habash of St. Louis, Missouri, Aliah, Adam and Ariah Hadbash of Fort Worth Texas.

Service for Roy will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Choctaw with Brother Ray Sikes officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Elmwood cemetery in Choctaw.


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