Monte Gerald Paschall passed peacefully from this life on Aug. 28, 2016. He was born Nov. 1, 1938, in Ardmore, to Sterling C. Paschall and Gorum (Barker) Paschall. He is survived by his wife, Norma Lynne of the home. He and Norma Lynne were married in Ardmore on March 19, 1992.

The family includes son, Shawn and wife, Carrie Paschall, Gavin and Emily of Fort Worth, Texas; son, Jim and wife, Nicole Paschall and Tyler, Bethany, Okla.; stepdaughter, Nancy and husband, Jeff Qualkenbush, Sterling and Spencer, Elgin, Okla.; and stepson, Mace and wife, Amy Tawney, Noah and Zachary, Cedar Park, Texas; sister, Lynn and husband, Doug Rudd; nephew, Darren Rudd, great-niece, Taylor and husband, Drew Williamson; nephew, Blake and wife, Jennifer Rudd, Colton and Kaylee; and niece, Amber and husband, Ken Russ, Mattie, Mollie and Eli, all of Ardmore; and brother-in-law, John E. Mace, Mountain View, Okla., and nephew, David and wife, Nancy Mace, Mountain View, Okla.; nephew, Roy Mace, Miles, Texas; nephew, Dr. Matt West and wife, Anna Smith, Sulphur; and nephew, Derek and wife, Bessie West, Randlett, Okla., and their families.

His parents, and a son, Monte Jr., preceded him in death.

He attended Southeastern State University, Oklahoma State University and North Texas State University. He was drafted in the Army and served his country honorably from January 1962 until October 1963. His career of 30 years was with Southwestern Bell and he retired as area manager in 1990. His grandchildren were the light of his life, providing many years of happiness and the making for some wonderful, memorable moments. He always thought a “best selling book” should be written about their antics!

A family visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, at Craddock Funeral Home, Ardmore, with a private graveside service for family and close friends at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 at Green Valley Cemetery, 2415 Highway 19, Mountain View, OK, with interment following.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice, 207 C NW, Ardmore, OK 73401 or to the Green Valley Cemetery, c/o 14648 N 2420 Rd, Mt. View, OK 73062.