George Francis Altstatt

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George Francis Altstatt of Heavener, Oklahoma was born December 22, 1932 in Eagleton, Arkansas to Hugh and Carrie Mae (Tolls) Altstatt. He went home to be with the Lord on February 10, 2021 in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 88.

He is survived by:

Two daughters:

Georgia “Doddie” Dean and husband Mike of Heavener, Oklahoma

Carrie “Candy” Irvin and husband Terry of White Hall, Arkansas

One son:

Jeffrey “Jeff” Altstatt and wife Shelley of Heavener, Oklahoma

One son-in-law: 

David McClain of Heavener, Oklahoma

13 grandchildren

33 great-grandchildren

13 great-great-grandchildren

A brother-in-law:

L.R. “Ray” Brown and wife Donna of Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends whom loved him very much

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 68 years, Ruth Ellen (Brown) Altstatt; and a daughter, Nancy Lynn (Altstatt) McClain.

George was a long-time resident of the area. He was a 1951 graduate of Heavener High School. He served in the United States Army from 1952 through 1954. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. George worked for Burnett Lumber Company and had 42 years of railroad service as a Brakeman with KCS, Cotton Belt, and Union Pacific. He loved gardening and was an avid woodworker. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener, Oklahoma with Reverend John Mark Little officiating. Burial will follow in Heavener Memorial Park under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Chris Dean, Patrick Dean, Scott Irvin, Bryan Altstatt, Andy Altstatt, and Greg McClain.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: His great-grandsons

Viewing will be from Noon until 8:30 p.m., Friday and 9:00 a.m. until service time, Saturday at the funeral home.

The family will visit with friends on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

To sign Mr. Altstatt’s online guestbook please visit

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