The Woodward News

January 22, 2013

Luther Eldon Drane

Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Luther Eldon Drane, 67 year old Woodward resident, died Wednesday, January 16, 2013 in Stigler, Oklahoma.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with Gene Karn officiating.  Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Luther Eldon Drane was born on May 14, 1945 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Luther Elgin and Wilma Florene (Kinsey) Drane.  Luther was raised in Wichita, Kansas and attended school there.  He moved to Woodward in 1963 where he worked in the oilfield for various companies.  Luther moved to Elk City where he operated the Christian Coffee House for several years.  While in Elk City he received the 5 Who Care Award in 1987.  He moved back to Woodward in 2000 where he volunteered with families helping families.  He had been living in Eufaula since 2007 working at Coles Evergreen Marina.  These were some of the happiest times of his life.


He loved riding his motorcycle.  All through his life he tried to help other people.  He loved fishing and spending time with nephews and nieces.  He was a member of A.B.A.T.E.


He is survived by two sisters, Madeline Faye Cole and husband Gene of Lake Eufaula, Christina Michelle Taylor and husband Mike of Concan, Texas; many nephews and nieces and best friend Jennifer Rinker; step-father Ross Tromblee of Lake Eufaula; other family members and many friends.


Luther was preceded in death by his mother Wilma Florene Tromblee, brother Chuck Drane, and sister Carla Tromblee.


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