Arch Vann was born on November 5, 1922 in Stilwell, OK and went home to be with Jesus surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Stilwell, Adair County, Oklahoma at the age of 95 years.
His hobbies were fishing and gardening. In his younger days he spent much time at his beloved Rock Fence Church doing yard work and everything else that needed to be done.
Arch very much enjoyed visits from his grandchildren especially on the days he was sick…they were his medicine. He gave special nicknames to each one of them.
He sure loved his wife or girlfriend, as he so lovingly called her. There are no words to describe how much he will be missed. He was simply the best!
Arch is proceeded in death by his parents: White Vann and Jennie Bunch, one brother: Johnny Cookinghead, three sisters: Rachel Littledeer, Minnie Lowery, Emma Mink, one great-grandson: Hunter Burrows.
He is survived by a very loving family that includes his wife of 69 years: Mary Katherine of the Home near Stilwell, children: Frances Polecat (George) of Stilwell, OK, Donald Vann of Tahlequah, OK, Freda Vann of Stilwell, OK, Betsy Springwater (Levi) of Stilwell, OK, Jessie Vann of Stilwell, OK, Rogina Sanders of Stilwell, OK, Jeffery Vann (Ashley) of Tahlequah, OK, Mitchell Vann (Heather) of Stilwell, OK, Timothy Vann of the Home near Stilwell, OK, Kathy Hudson (Tim) of Stilwell, OK, 32 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, 24 great-great-grandchildren.
A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive him.
Funeral services were held at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at New Life Church, Stilwell, OK with Bro. Dewayne O’Fields, Bro. George Polecat, Bro. Thomas Still and Bro. D.J. McCarter officiating. Interment followed at Rock Fence Cemetery, Stilwell, OK under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Stilwell, OK.
My heart goes out to Donald and all his family in their time of sorrow. What a blessing to have had such a wonderful man to head the Vann clan. Cherish all your memories. <3
janda piantesSeattle, WA
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God's presence comfort you at this difficult time.
Bryan and Twila MaloneyWestville, OK
To the Arch Vann FamilyThinking of Yall and the Whole Family He will be Missed
Melissa StahlStilwell, OK
Sorry to hear that a great husband / dad / Dooda has gone on to a great place where there is no more pain and having a new body. I know he will be very well miss here on earth.
I will keep Arch Vann family in my prayers to have comfort and peace.
May the Lord be with each and every one in this family. I still Love you all and think about you all too.
Ellen Leaden TincherLouisville, KY
I am Dawana's Mom. Prayers for all of you during this sad time. Arch was very good to me 44 years ago, as were the rest of family. God Bless
Linda RolandWaynesboro,, VA