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June 18, 2013

G. Keith Sales

Electra, TX —

Services for G. Keith Sales, 87,  Electra, Texas,  are 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2013, with Joe Ainsworth, interim pastor of First Baptist Church of Electra, officiating.  Burial follows at Electra Memorial Park.

The family is receiving friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2013, at the First Baptist Church.

Mr. Sales died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at his home. He was born in Byng, Okla., Dec. 22, 1925, to Drexel and Irma Henry Sales.

During World War II, he served in the Army from April 1944 until April 1946. He was in the European Theater and at the “Battle of the Bulge.” He was in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Austria during his time spent overseas.

He married Warna Dean Cunningham on June 3, 1953, in Ada, Okla.  Together they raised three children, Warren Drexel, Keitha Dean and Wayne Lee.

A high school graduate of Byng, Mr. Sales was named an Oklahoma All State Basketball player. He holds a bachelor’s degree from East Central University in Ada and a master’s degree from Midwestern University.  

Mr. Sales began his 42 years in education at Vanoss, Okla., as a coach and industrial arts teacher.  He was a coach, principal and superintendent at Harrold Independent School District.  He then was a junior high school principal for one year and a high school principal at Electra ISD until his retirement in 1992.

Mr. Sales was a 60-year 32nd degree Mason, a member of both Texas and Wichita Archer Retired Teachers Association and Robb Scholarship Board.  He served on Wichita County Child Welfare Board, Lion’s Club and Rotary Club. He was a member of  National and Texas Association of Secondary School Principals.  He is listed in the “Who’s Who in American Education” and the Oustanding Ex-Teacher Association.  Mr. Sales has been honored many times for his various achievements.

He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Electra serving as a deacon.  He taught in the Adult III Sunday School Department and sang in the choir.

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