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.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Warna, of Electra; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Kim Sales, Brenham, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Keitha and Mike Kiselwick, Brownwood, Texas; sister, Bobbie Gray, Ada, Okla.; nine grandchildren, Micah Gray and husband, Brian of Midland, Aleesha Smith and husband, Trent of Warsaw, Ind., Deanna Hinojosa and husband, Gilbert of Midland, Drexel Keith Sales and wife, Jennifer of Warsaw, Ind., Dalton Sales and wife, Martha of Knox City, Kaylee Roznovsky and husband, Brandon of San Antonio, Alayna Sales of Sugar Land, Sydni Brannon and husband, Blake of Brenham and Garrett Sales of Brenham; 11 great-grandchildren, Michael and Johnna Morgan of Midland, Cole and Rylee Smith of Warsaw, Ind., Gilbert Ryan and David Keith Hinojosa of Midland, Camden and Colton Sales of Warsaw, Ind., Shyann Sales of Knox City, Brooks and Caroline Roznovsky of San Antonio; three step-great-grandchildren, Braydon and Brice Gray of Midland, Breana Boyer and husband, Justin of Minot, N.D.; and two great-grandchildren, Brannon and Smith to be born later this year.
He was preceded in death by one son, Warren Drexel; his parents; and a sister, Wanda Landrith.
Serving as bearers will be Steve Balthrop, Mark Bateman, Olan Bourland, Billy Clark, Harold Cowley, Rogers Lankford, Robert Palmer and Don Windham. Serving as honorary bearers will be the First Baptist Church Deacon Body, and the Adult III Sunday School.
The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310, the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, Georgia 30368-2454 or the First Baptist Church of Electra, 406 West Garrison, Electra, Texas 76360.