Services for Matthew Harles Escalante, Jr., 75 of Poteau, Oklahoma will be at 10am on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Poteau, Oklahoma with Harold McConnell officiating.
Matthew was born on May 26, 1947 in Huntington, Arkansas to Mary Ellen (Ferro) and Matthew Escalante and passed away on August 25, 2022 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poteau, retired after 40 years from Whirlpool Manufacturing where he did all kinds of jobs including manager, utility man, welder, and forklift driver, but his favorite part was socializing with everyone at work. He had the gift of gab and loved to bull and go on. Above everything his favorite job in life was being a loving husband, father, and grandpa.
Matthew was preceded in death by his parents, Brother Roy Eugene Escalante, and Allen Escalante.
Survivors include: Wife, Brenda Escalante; Daughter, Susan Breakfield and husband Nickolas of Waldron, AR; Son, Tony Escalante and wife Valarie of Greenwood, AR; Brother, George Escalante and wife Pat of Rosewell, NM; Grandchildren, Ahlexis Escalante, Brooklyn Escalante, Matthew Alvie Escalante, Miranda Barone, Shane Davis, Chase Cardenas, Maegann Acevedo, Chelsea Escalante
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8pm at the funeral home.
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The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, Oklahoma.