Kenneth Roland “Pete” Hargus, 88, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Shawnee.
He was born March 12, 1928, to Dave “Short” and Ollie (Ozment) Hargus in Romulus, Oklahoma.
Pete attended school in Romulus and graduated from Macomb High School.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy until he was honorably discharged.
Pete was a steelworker for many years, helping build the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He worked all over the United States during that career. He eventually settled in the Tecumseh area after buying the Hilltop Tavern.
Pete loved fishing, hunting, and spending time with friends over a beer or two.
He was preceded in death by his son, Pete Hargus; parents, Short and Ollie Hargus; brother, Charley Mac Hargus; and sisters, Delores Griffith and Pauline Boepple.
Pete is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, De’Rece and Monte Williams of Shawnee, OK; 2 sons, Boyd Wayne Hargus and Earl Gene Hargus, both of Tecumseh, OK; step-daughter, Thelma Lam of Tecumseh, OK; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Tom Hargus and Ronnie Hargus; 1 sister, Velta Faye Duvalle; and other extended family and friends.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 21, 2016, and 9:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 22, 2016. Per Pete’s request, there will be no services. Burial will be at Romulus Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.
Per Pete’s request, there will be no service.