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501 W Broadway St
PO Box 688
Drumright, OK 74030
Phone: 918-352-2312
Fax: 918-352-3320
Alton Bateman

Alton Wayne Bateman

August 22, 1941 - July 15, 2019
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Funeral services for Drumright resident, Alton Bateman were held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the Drumright River of Life Christian Center. Interment followed in the Drumright North Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Michael’s Funeral Home of Drumright.

Alton Wayne Bateman was born in Drumright, Oklahoma on August 22, 1941 to Cleave Alton Bateman & Blanche (Wright) Bateman. He passed from this life at his residence on July 15, 2019 at the age of 77 years, 10 months, & 23 days. Alton was raised & educated in Drumright & was a 1960 graduate of Drumright High School. After High School, he attended drafting classes at OSU Okmulgee. He later realized he had an interest & desire to work with metal and became a fabricator & welder. In his early years, he coached Mannford Little League Baseball & was a member of the Creek County Sherriff Posse. He had lived all his life in Drumright & since 1993 was the owner operator of Al’s Discount Muffler Shop in Cushing. He was preceded in death by his father: Cleave Bateman.

His remaining family includes his WIFE: Cathy Bateman of the home; CHILDREN: Barbara & Tom of Virginia – Connie & Nickki of Mannford – Desirée & Justin of Cushing – Ray & Katy of Oklahoma - & Jason of Cushing; GRANDCHILDREN: Justin – James – Tiffany & Michael – Dakota – Cheyenne – Taylor – Logan - & Jayce; NUMEROUS Great Grandchildren; his MOTHER: Blanche Bateman of Drumright; BROTHER: Don & Nancy Bateman of Sapulpa; SISTER: Peggy & Bob Stottlemyre of Sand Springs; & a HOST of Nieces – Nephews – Cousins – other relatives & friends. Online condolences may be expressed at
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  • Visitation

    Thu, Jul 18th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thu, Jul 18th, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Michael's Funeral Home - Drumright
    501 W Broadway
    Drumright, OK 74030
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Fri, Jul 19th, 2019 | 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Fri, Jul 19th, 2019 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Michael's Funeral Home - Drumright
    501 W Broadway
    Drumright, OK 74030
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sat, Jul 20th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Sat, Jul 20th, 2019 11:00am
    River of Life Christian Center
    521 E Broadway St
    DRUMRIGHT, OK 74030
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Mike Riggins

Posted at 09:04pm
Our condolences go out to the family during this most difficult time. We have many memories of Alton, but one thing that stands out is his love for his work and his family. I’ve never seen a harder working man then Alton and have always had The upmost respect for him! When I first introduced him to my now wife and our boys over 7 years ago, he greeted them and treated them as if they were already family only minutes after meeting. He even showed my oldest how to run a pole saw to help trim trees at my grandmothers. He was 10 at the time. Probably shouldn’t have been running one but Alton said he can do it and he did! If you ever needed help with anything, he was always there and never complained a bit! Cathy, des and Jason we love you and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

With love and respect.
Mike and Holly Riggins

Tony leach

Posted at 11:42am
Love and prays from tony&lena&sherry leach we love you sis
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Posted at 02:30pm
Please accept my most sincere sympathy for the death of your loved one. We can find comfort in the word of God because it assures us that "there is going to be a resurrection" (Acts 24:15).  God promises to give life back to millions of people who have died, and he desires to do so very soon.

We know this from what a servant of God from the past, Job, asked God: “If a man dies, can he live again?  I will wait all the days of my compulsory service (death) until my relief comes.   You (Jehovah) will call, and I (Job) will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands." (Job 14:14, 15) God is longing to give life back to those who have died.

Perhaps these words do not calm your pain but we are certain that God will resurrect all those who demonstrate faith in the sacrifice of His son, Jesus Christ. Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you the hope and strength to keep going until all of God’s promises are fulfilled.  May these words bring you and your family much comfort from Jehovah God, the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4). 

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