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John Dale Totten

October 22, 1949 — March 21, 2021

Memorial Service with Military Honors at Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, OK on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters, OK

John Dale Totten was born October 22, 1949 at Oak Hill, West Virginia and departed this life in Guthrie, OK on March 21, 2021 at the age of 71 years, 4 months and 27 days.

John grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia and attended Dunbar High School and the West Virginia Job Corp before joining the U.S. Navy in 1968. John served his country honorably as a proud Vietnam Veteran and was discharged in 1969.

John married Linda Sue “Penny” Robinson in 1969. John worked in the coal mines of West Virginia and then moved the family to Texas where he was employed at Pittsburg Plate Glass (PPG). The family moved again to Walters, Oklahoma where he retired from Mangum Oil and Gas. John was often referred to as the real “King of the Hill” by his daughter Shannon because he sold Propane and Propane Accessories!

John enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as spending time with the family and his 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Linda Sue Totten, “Penny” and his mother Virginia Dare Totten.

John is survived by two sisters Connie Campbell of Louisiana and Vickie Haynes of West Virginia. John is also survived by three children Hugh Guthrie and his wife Linda Guthrie of Odenville Alabama, Shannon Russell and her husband Dennis Russell of Guthrie, Oklahoma, and Jason Totten and his wife Jennifer Totten of Marlow Oklahoma. John has 6 grandchildren, Shante “Niecy” Russell, Darian “Nana” Russell, and Dennis John “DJ” Russell, Jayleigh “JayBug” Totten, Jillian “Pickle” Totten, and Jessica Simmons. He is also survived by 7 great grandchildren, Mason Simmons, Abel Boyster and Opie Boyster, Taleigha Dipasquale, Loyal Dipasquale, Michael Coleman III, and Penny Price all from Oklahoma. John is also survived by nieces and nephews Todd Campbell, Chris Campbell, and Jennifer Campbell Pacione, Robin Robinson, Gina Boyce, and CG Robinson.

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