Gene Barteau

1938 - 2021


Everett Eugene "Gene" Barteau was born December 14, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri to Peter Everett and Ruby Catherine (Cauble) Barteau. He completed life's journey on Friday, May 21, 2021 at the age of 82.

There are no services planned at this time. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center.

Gene attended public schools in St. Louis and Tucson, Arizona. He later attended Red River Vocational-Technical School where he received a certificate in Machine Shop. He worked many different jobs. He worked at a flower shop and also at a lumber yard. He work at different machine shops in the area, including Halliburton. He also made signs for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. He was a musician. Gene was a member of the Cross Creek Cowboy Church of Marlow.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters-in-law, Linda Barteau and Shirley Barteau; and great grandson, Theo. Gene is survived by his children: Kimberly of Florida; Bobbie and Jeff of Duncan; Dale and Kristal of Duncan; Gerri and Quinton of OKC; and Jimmy of Duncan; 14 grandchildren: Justin, Jordan, Jonathan, Meagan; Maria, Brandon, Santana, Dale II, Mallory, Jeffrey, Danny, Jennifer, Rachelle, and Kenya; 23 great grandchildren; and brothers: G. Wayne Barteau and Carol Ann Barteau of Tucson, Arizona and Ronnie Joe Barteau of Kingman, Arizona.

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Ron Secoy

June 4, 2021 12:21 PM

Heavenly Plans

What ya gonna do in heaven?
A cowboy asked hunkered down at the fire
Them ol’ boys got to scratchin’ their heads
Figurin’ what in eternity would transpire

Jim said he’d see his mama again
Yearnin’ for the lilt of her sweet voice
Shorty said he’d ride that big white horse
If Jesus would let him have his choice

Jake said, in a deep baritone voice
He’d join that heavenly choir
Rex said he hoped it was full
Of tall grass not sectioned off by wire

Slim was a hankerin’ after the vittles
The master lays out a good spread
Duke had a few questions to ask
The saints about things he had read

Marty wanted to stroll the golden streets
To hear his silver spurs on them jingle
Cast his Stetson at the feet of Jesus
And with all the angels mingle

The discussion went on and on
Gene hadn’t spoken a single word
Hadn’t thought about it too much
A bit amazed by what he had heard

When asked, he replied
Hopin’ I jest make it up thar
If’n it ain’t askin’ too much
I’ll be a bringin’ my ol’ guitar

Dedicated to Gene Barteau

Joe and Lori Cloud

May 26, 2021 9:41 AM

Mr. Gene was always a great friend and neighbor... So friendly and helpful. our condolences to Ms. Sue and all of the family. Godspeed Mr. Gene

Jo Vogel

May 25, 2021 1:17 PM

Mr. Barteau,
I am so sorry to hear of your passing.  You were always nice, and kind, and telling us stories at the bank.  You will be missed, and I know all of your families are hurting by your passing, but we know you are in a better place.  Jo

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