Ronald Slape, 78, of Oktaha, OK, was born February 12, 1939 at Braggs, OK, the son of Bert and Veta (Scott) Slape and died Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Muskogee following a long and valiant health battle.
Ron was raised in the Braggs area and attended college at Connors College where he played baseball and basketball. After college, he and his wife, Peggy, raised their family on the family farm near Braggs.
Ron was employed by H.B. Egan Manufacturing as the Purchasing Agent for more than 30 years prior to his retirement. Following the loss of his wife Peggy, Ron met and later married Betty Cox Threet, and they were able to spend over 20 years together ranching and spending time with family.
Those who knew Ron best know that he was a bigger than life personality who always had a story to tell, and who would do anything he could to help another person in need. His favorite pastimes included watching his grandchildren play basketball, and following all OU sports. He was an avid football, and basketball fan, but he would never miss a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game if they were playing.
Ron will be remembered most as a wonderful father, husband, and Papa who always put his family first.
Survivors include his wife, Betty, of the home; children, Scott Slape and wife, Brenda, of Muskogee, J. B. Slape of Muskogee, Teri Peters of Oktaha, Chad Threet and wife, Christy, of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Matt Slape, Derek and Tiffany Ellison, Justin Mullen and Trenda Slape, Zach Peters, Addison Threet, and Wes Threet; great-grandchildren, Lia, Caleb, Madison, Ty, and Trinity; twin brother, Donald Slape and wife, Barbara, of Cookeville, TN, Louie Slape and wife, Lynn, of Braggs. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Peggy; and brother, Jerry Slape.
Services for Ronald will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018 at South Bethel Cemetery in Braggs, OK, with Pastor Isaac Slape and Pastor Steve Spyres officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Bem Weant, George Ward, Randy Eller, Mark Mullen, Clarence Mills, Bill Isbell, Paul Early, Tex Ferguson, and J. R. Coleman. Burial will be under the direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home of Muskogee.
Published on January 23, 2018