Charles Dwayne Lain

Charles Dwayne Lain

Charles Dwayne Lain, passed away March 15, 2021 in Marietta, Oklahoma at the age of 86. Charles was born on February 22, 1935 in the Washita River bottom west of Davis, Oklahoma. He married Virgie (Christine) Walker in September of 1962 at the Lake Murray Chapel. Charles and Christine had 3 sons, Raymond Lain, Ardmore, Oklahoma, Charles Ed Lain, Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Rodney Lain, Burneyville, Oklahoma, and 2 daughters, Cathy (Lain) Arthur, Dickson, Oklahoma, and Ramona (Lain) Duke, Saint Jo, Texas.

Growing up, Charles attended Rocky, Oklahoma, schools where he was active in 4-H, FFA, baseball and basketball. In 1950 Charles was on the first-string basketball team, coached by Red Miller, that won the state championship. In 1951 he had the Grand Champion Steer at the Kansas City Royal Livestock show and had the Champion Hereford Steer at the Denver Western Livestock show that same year. Charles also helped his dad in the development and creation of a new brand of wheat called "Concho". This was coordinated through Oklahoma A&M College, and Charles helped his dad become the Oklahoma Wheat Grower for 1951. In 1952 his family moved to Beca County, Colorado, where all four boys helped their dad farming and ranching 5 sections of land. He also enlisted in the Army during the Korean War era from 1950 to 1953.

The following fall Charles enrolled at the Panhandle A&M College at Goodwell, Oklahoma and attended college there for 2 years. In 1955 he moved with his family to help manage the Guy Harris Ranch located about 1 mile south of Springer, Oklahoma. He worked as a route man for the Dr. Pepper Company out of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and worked as a route man for the Jewel Tea Company. He also sold life insurance for an Oklahoma City firm. After he and Christine married, Charles worked with his father, Charles H. Lain, at the Lain's Feed & Seed Store in Marietta. He later became the Owner and Manager of that business. The Lain's purchased 40 acres in the Burneyville, Oklahoma, area and finished raising their children. Charles worked for Miller Trucker and Western Flyer Trucking as a long-haul driver. He drove millions of miles for those companies before retiring because of bad health. He was so greatly appreciated by these companies for his skills that he received a new truck about every two years.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Charles H. Lain and Sylvia Leona (Brown) Lain; two brothers, Forrest Gene Lain and Royce Glen Lain.

He is survived by his wife, Christine, of the home; his brother, Gerald Robert Lain (wife Kathryn) of Gunnison, Colorado; his children, Raymond, Charles Ed, Rodney, Cathy (husband Mark Newell), and Ramona; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Bartling, Kellyn Lain, Brandon Case, Jake Arthur (wife Julie), Kyleigh (Duke) Loewen (husband Alex) and Stetson Duke; five great-grandchildren, T. J. Lindly, Jaklyn White, Jett Arthur, Jade Arthur and Colt Bartley along with many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at the Burneyville cemetery at 2:00 pm. The services will be officiated by Gerald Lain. Viewing hours will be on Friday, March 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Marietta, Oklahoma.

Honorary pallbearers are Jake Arthur, Brandon Case, Stetson Duke, Tommy Hartman, Jack Holland, Raymond White, Bob Walker, Roscoe Hicks, Harry Coleman, Joe Deere, and Western Flyer's employees.

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Posted online on March 18, 2021