Kenneth Ray Hightower

May 19, 1947 - October 7, 2017
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
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Kenneth "Sandy" Hightower passed away at his home October 7th, 2017 in Anadarko, Oklahoma at the age of 70. Kenny was born May 19, 1947 to Curtis L. Hightower and Odessa Louise (Gardner) Johnson in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Kenny was an Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War. Kenny was a Meat Cutter until his retirement. Kenny was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Anadarko where he served as one of the trustees. He was also a member of the DAV and the African American Veterans Group of Washington State. Kenny was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. Kenny was a very fun loving and giving person. He loved children and was known in the neighborhood as Uncle Kenny. He was also a devoted supporter of the Anadarko Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Kenny is survived by his wife, Ozella Hightower of the home.
2 Sons, Damon Hightower of Seattle Washington
Adrian Boscolo Hightower of Chicago, Illinois
2 daughters, Terri Jamerson and husband Joseph of Los Angeles California
Lisa Stephenson of Los Angeles, California
1 brother, Curtis Dewayne Hightower of Seattle, Washington
1 sister, Jean Williams and husband Coach Mike of Anadarko, Oklahoma
Mother in law, Almittie Samuel of Anadarko, Oklahoma
Special nieces, Shonna George, Tiffanee Montgomery, and Brandi Williams
7 Grandchildren
9 great grandchildren
Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Doris Hardiman and Joyce Montgomery, grandmothers, Jessie Blaine and Ida Hightower and his step father Embry B. Johnson.

Visitation: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Friday, October 13, 2017
Ray & Martha's Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Saturday, October 14, 2017
First United Methodist Church Anadarko, Oklahoma
Interment: Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko, Oklahoma

Under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home of Anadarko, Oklahoma.

Service Information

Visitation
Date: October 12, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Visitation
Date: October 13, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Funeral
Date: October 14, 2017
Time: 11:00 am

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Marilyn Rider
Oklahoma City/ Dallas, OK
My condolences. Will miss my dear cousin. My thoughts and prayers are with Ozella and my Wiley Family.
Billy Tallent
Cement, OK
Really sad to learn of Kenny's passing. He was my classmate, played sports with him.  He was always a super nice guy. Rest in peace, my friend
Ron and Jodi scales
Blanchard, OK
Sorry to hear of his passing. He mowed my dads lawn when he leaves across the street from him
Jackie
Miller, OK
My Uncle Kenny was a very kind loving man. I will miss you coming to see me and talking to me. I Love you and will most definitely miss you.
Vera Toles
Norman, OK
I am very sorry to hear of Kenny's trandition! We know he is not lost because he is with our Father and no more pain or suffering! I am praying for your family and keeping you lifted as you go through thid tremenfous loss! God bless you and keep you!
Beverly Willhoite
Oklahoma City, OK
RIH, LOVE YOU KENNY.
Jacqueline Perry Chase
Oklahoma City, OK
RIP Cuzn Kenny.... ???
Rachelle Leonard
Dallas, TX
Rest in Paradise Kenny!
Keneisha Williams
Anadarko, OK
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Kenny will truly be missed.
RIP KENNY!
LaTasha Stevenson
Anadarko, OK
Prayers for the family, Cousin Paella, friends.. let comfort and peace cover u all.  God Bless
Dana Clark
Seattle, WA
I love you uncle Kenny. You were a great man and I will miss you dearly. Rest now and we will meet again in heaven.
Roilyne Lockett
Oklahoma City, OK
May memories of Uncle Kenny and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Brandi, Shonna, and Tiffanee I will continue to pray for you guys. Remember WEEPING MAY ENDURE FOR A NIGHT, BUT JOY COMES IN THE MORNING.-Psalm 30:5. Love you guys
Danny W. Wiley
Florence, SC
I will greatly miss one of my Closes relatives, We shared so many good times, during my annual trips to Anadarko for Decoration Day.  I would go straight to his house as soon as we arrived.  I will never forget him, but I know in my heart I will see him again one day.  Ozella and Family you are in my prayers , so go on Kenny Ray and take your rest, we all loved you but God loved you best.
SY
Midlothian, IL
To the Hightower family sorry for your loss. May you find comfort from the memories and in God's loving arms.  Psalms 34:18
Deedra Cheadle
Anadarko, OK
My condolences to the family Kenny Ray will be missed RIP my dear friend much ????????
Alondra Poindexter
Roseville, CA
My condolences to Kenny's immediate family. Although we didn't see each other often I will miss you my cousin. Rest In Paradise
Shonna George
Dallas, TX
My dear loving uncle.  I'm going to use Kevin's words "Everybody needs an uncle Kenny in their lives"! You have brought me so much joy.  I'm the luckiest girl in the world to have had such a caring, sharing, charming and understanding uncle that loved the world.  No one will understand how I ache for you.  All the stories I would call and tell you will have to be told with silence response because you won't be there to laugh.  My light is dim right now, I can't bare the thought of not seeing that big smile and those hands on the hips as you say "Hush Child" or "Really Shonna" and we just crack up.  You my dear will be missed and our lives will be forever changed without our "Uncle Kenny"
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