Donald Lee "Pete" DeLozier, 82, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, left his earthly home for heaven on Sunday, March 4, 2018.
He was born Aug. 30, 1935, to Louie Nathan and Beatrice (Rathfon) DeLozier the third of seven children. He was involved in sports and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1953. On Dec. 22, 1956, he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Helen Powell. Shortly after their marriage in 1957, Pete was drafted into the United States Army. in which included a 13-month tour in Korea.
Most of Pete's working career was spent in Chelsea. He was a delivery driver for Meadow Gold. One of his favorites was when he operated Gibble Gas in Chelsea in the 1970s. He told many stories of the boys and men that were impacted from working at or visiting the station. He retired after working at the Chelsea Gas Authority. Since his retirement, he worked part time for Four D Energy. During all his working career he still found time to serve as a member of the Chelsea Volunteer Fire Department. Serving from August of 1964 until he retired as the Assistant Fire Chief in 1984.
Pete was active in the community throughout his years. He served with the Chelsea Round Up Club, school, church and civic functions. He was named the Chelsea's 1986 Citizen of the Year. Pete was also a member and trustee of the First Baptist Church of Chelsea.
In his spare time he loved raising cattle and teaching his grandchildren about life on the farm. However cheering for his children and grandchildren in their various sports and activities was one of his greatest joys.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Helen; son Kent (Regina) of Watertown, WI, son Greg of Claremore, Okla., and daughter in law, Trisha of Ardmore, Okla.; grandchildren, Kedra (Eric) Oliver of Phoenix, Ariz., Torey (Ethan) Rosen of Watertown, Wis., Drew (Kristin) DeLozier of Jefferson, Wis., Gage DeLozier of Claremore, Okla., Taylor DeLozier of Houston, Texas; great-grandchildren Trey DeLozier and Rory Oliver; brothers, Jerry (Brenda) of Chelsea, Okla., and Larry (Pat) of Norman, Okla.; sister-in-law, Loleta DeLozier and Mary Jane DeLozier both of Chelsea, Okla.; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth and Crummie; sisters Connie Phillips and Mary Ruth DeLozier.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be sent to Chelsea Fire Department, 400 Olive St. Chelsea, OK, 74016.
View and sign Pete's online tribute at www.mmsfuneralhomes.com
Published on March 7, 2018