Carl Pevehouse passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014, at his home in Ratliff City, surrounded by his loved ones. Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30th, at Ratliff City Baptist Church. Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Ratliff City. Visitation is scheduled from 6-8 this evening at Alexander Funeral Home, Ratliff City, Okla.
He was born Dec. 10, 1933, in Oktaha, Okla., to Theo Henry Pevehouse and Edna Marie Jones Pevehouse. Carl accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at an early age and was of the Assembly of God faith.
He graduated from Oktaha High School and attended Oklahoma A&M. Carl served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Rozella Baker and to that union three children were born, Cheryl Pevehouse, Tammy Pevehouse-Townley and Curtis Pevehouse.
Carl was self-employed in oilfield valve repair and separator business starting PV Valve in 1976. His hobby and passion, was breeding, raising and racing quarter horses. He was a true horseman in the quarter horse industry. He started the “Candy” line of horses in 1979. Carl has had much success with his “Candy” blood line which has produced many winners, including the Remington Park Derby in April of this year.
For over 30 years, he was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association where he served on the Board of Directors for several years. In February of this year, Carl was named 2013 Champion Oklahoma Owner and Breeder. He also won this honor in 2011 and 2012.
One of his earlier points of pride was in the early 1960s when he was the second rancher to bring Charolais cattle to Oklahoma. He and Rozella had a small ranch by the name of Rose P Ranch. He was also a very accomplished auctioneer.
Carl is survived by wife, Rozella of the home; and three children, Cheryl Pevehouse of Ratliff City, Tammy and husband, J.R. Townley of Ardmore, and Curtis Pevehouse of Ardmore. He is blessed with eight grandchildren, Shawn and husband, Jerry Ellis of Oklahoma City, Mark and wife, Kristen of Moore, Okla., Jenna Jameson of Oklahoma City, Jessica Jameson of Oklahoma City, Brianna Pevehouse of Blanchard, Okla., Logan Townley of Ardmore, Noah Townley of Ardmore, and Victoria Townley of Ardmore. He has 10 great-grandchildren, Ashton Ellis, Oklahoma City, Alexee Ellis, Oklahoma City, Lillian Rowe, Oklahoma City, Ella Rowe, Oklahoma City, Truman Rowe, Oklahoma City, Bryce Hance, Moore, Jayce Hance, Moore, Marlee Jameson, Moore, Taylee Jameson, Moore, and R.J. Jameson, Moore.
Serving as pallbearers are nephews, Bill Pevehouse, Bret Pevehouse, Ronnie Pevehouse and Craig Baker and grandsons, Logan Townley and Noah Townley. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Kegan, Richard Wilburn, Clint Crawford, Danny Briscoe, Mike Womack, Kelly Tucker and all employees of PV Valve and PV Farms.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund and the Nazi Zuhdi Transplant Center, c/o Integris Baptist Hospital, 3300 N.W. Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.
Carl was a true patriot and a generous supporter of the local community.
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