Jack Claude "J.C." Kuykendall

Jack Claude “J.C.” Kuykendall, 78, ofWister died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, inPoteau. J.C. was born Sept. 3, 1932, in RedOak to Jesse Herman and Effie (Pulley)Kuykendall. He was a car salesman. J.C.was preceded in death by his parents; hisfirst wife of 44 years, Ruby Marie Harmon;sons, Carroll and Ronnie Kuykendall; andbrother, Larry Kuykendall.Survivors include his wife, Esther of the home; sons,Jerry Kuykendall, Terry Kuykendall and Claude Kuykendallof California, Gary Henson of Missouri; daughters, ShirleyThomas of Lodi, Calif., Marie Ford of Norman, VernoyiseFord and Lawanna Collins of Wister, Ruby Horton ofHowe, Joy Davis of Arcadia, Linda Clough of Wister,Gwinda Quarry of Poteau, and Brenda Hendon of Wister;41 grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great grandchildren;other relatives, loved ones and friends.Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wister Assemblyof God Church with The Rev. Frankie Harris officiating.Burial will be in Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister. Pallbearerswill be Jeff Ford, Maury Ford, Timothy Hendrix, CodyAgherrabi, Slade Reece, Vernon Midgley, Josh Midgleyand Doug Percifield. Honorary pallbearers will be KimFord and Niko Reece.The family will be at the funeral home on Tuesdayfrom 6-8 p.m. to visit with friends and relatives.Online messages may be left at at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.comArrangements are under the direction of Evans andMiller Funeral Home, Poteau.