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Charles Umsted, age 75, of Watson, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, December 20, 2008 in Talihina, Oklahoma.

He was born December 9, 1933 in Atoka County, Oklahoma to the late Earl Umsted and the late Thelma Taylor Umsted. He was united in marriage to Delia Cost. He was a Korean War Veteran. Mr. Umsted was a forester and contract administrator for Weyerhauser and Dierks Timber Company retiring after 37 years. He was a member of the Octavia Baptist Church and he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, step-father, and friend.

Survivors are:

Wife: Delia Umsted of Watson, Oklahoma

Sons: Charlie Umsted and wife Tee of Smithville, Oklahoma

Grandson: Brad Umsted of Las Vegas, Nevada

Granddaughter: Brandy Gass of Spiro, Oklahoma

Great grandchildren: Abbigail and Brilee of Spiro, Oklahoma

Step Son: Alan Cost of Jersey City, New Jersey

Step Daughter: Darla Cost of Watson, Oklahoma

Brothers: Robert Umsted and wife Bessie of Caney, Oklahoma
David Umsted and wife Betty of Krebbs, Oklahoma
Jess Umsted and wife Kelly of Durant, Oklahoma
Gus Umsted and wife Janie of Durant, Oklahoma
Ronald Umsted of Durant, Oklahoma

Sister: Evelyn of Arizona

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Thelma Umsted, and his sister, Betty Lou Cope.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Octavia Baptist Church with Brother Ed Rodgers officiating. Interment will be at the Watson Cemetery in Watson, Oklahoma under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Funeral Home
Beasley-Wood Funeral Home
611 Janssen Avenue Mena, AR 71953
Tel. (479) 394-1310