Ardmore native, Jack Elwood Hattensty was born here, Apr. 6, 1927. He went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, from the local hospital in Ardmore at the age of 91 years, 9 months and 16 days. He rejoins his loved ones that went ahead, including his wife, Fern Keith Hattensty, Feb. 12, 2007;  his parents, Thomas Paul and Lola Pearl (Hargrave) Hattensty, three brothers, T. P. Hattensty, James R. Hattensty and LeRoy B. (Tidodi) Hattensty; and three sisters, Helen Sekavec, LaVeice Gist and Joyce Faircloth.
A long-time member and Sunday school teacher at the Freewill Baptist Church on Grand Avenue, in Ardmore, he most recently belonged to Ardmore’s Believer’s Baptist Church. Elwood was a person of faith, and lived life serving others.
Proud of his Native American, Choctaw Indian heritage, Elwood was also proud to have served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. A cook in the 201st Engineer Battalion, he was awarded the Good Conduct and National Defense Service medals for his honorable service.
He was the owner and operator of Hattensty Plumbing, a commercial and residential plumbing business, where he worked with  his plumbing assistant and friend, Roy Coughran, until retiring. Elwood particularly enjoyed the time he spent fishing on local lakes with friends and family.  
Elwood is survived by a brother, Louie A. (Toody) Hattensty, Sr., a loving nephew, Louie Hattensty, Jr. and wife, Kathleen of Ardmore; six loving nieces, Barbara Sekavec Awbrey of Yukon, Okla., Becky Hattensty Graves and husband, Jerry, of Lone Grove, Dale Hattensty Jones of Ringling, Jean Gist Powell of Santo, Texas, Jenell Gist Noel of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Claudette Gist Sizemore and husband, Allen, of Antlers, Okla.; many other extended family members and a host of friends. Elwood enjoyed life, family members and many friends. He was always there to brighten the lives of others.
Reverend Allen Sizemore will conduct graveside services at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at Hillcrest Memorial Park, under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory.
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