Mitchell Ray Minner

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Mitchell Ray Minner, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and man of God, departed this life on December 19, 2020. He was born on July 23, 1947, the third son of Eddie Boyd Minner and Onnie Minner, and the brother of Carolyn Kay Minner, who all preceded him in death.

Brother Mitchell’s life centered around his family, his work, and his active participation and work in Macedonia Church of God.

He was lovingly devoted to his family.  Whatever they needed, he found a way to meet their most practical needs.  Freddie Ann, Tavis, Amanda, Jayquan, and Charisma each brought him uncompromising joy, happiness, and fulfillment.

Deacon Minner believed in and clearly demonstrated his belief in the value and the importance of hard work. He would always say, “Work for whatever you want; do not expect handouts.” He worked at Baldor Electric {now ABB} for 31 years, and took delight in believing and knowing that daily work fosters in all of us structure, discipline, and honor.

What made a remarkable difference in Mitchell’s life was his love of Jesus Christ.  He labored tirelessly in the church, serving as a deacon and as a Sunday school teacher.  When his health began to decline, he always was concerned about the maintenance of the church, and would often ask, “Does the grass need to be mowed? Does the propane tank need to be filled?”

Showing concern for others was always uppermost on his mind.  He asked about the sick and shut-in, and he would call them or go to visit them. He was always showing concern for other people, and would help them in any way that he could.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Freddie Ann Minner, his son Tavis Minner, of Kansas City, MO; his daughter Amanda Minner, of Spiro, OK; his grandchildren, Jayquan and Charisma; four brothers – Van Minner (Louella) of Topeka, KS; Bill Minner, (Janet) of Topeka, KS; Boyd Minner, Jr., of Spiro, OK, David Minner, of Spiro, OK; three sisters—Marvalene Minner, of Spiro, OK, Rita Minner, of Topeka, KS; and Cynthia Minner, of Topeka, KS; and many relatives, lifelong friends, and well-wishers.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday December 29. 2020 at Fort Coffee Cemetery, in Fort Coffee Oklahoma. Viewing will be Monday, December 28, from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Mallory Martin Funeral Home Spiro, Oklahoma.

To sign Mr. Minner’s online guest book please visit

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