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Howard Stanley Sansom


Howard Stanley Sansom “Stan”, of Madill, passed away December 23, 2020 in Durant, Oklahoma at the age of 75 years.

Howard Stanley Sansom was born January 6, 1945 in Hobbs, New Mexico, to John Preston Sansom and Ora Elizabeth Sansom.

He was raised in the Hobbs area and moved to California at the age of 15. He moved back to Hobbs, New Mexico, where he met the love of his life Anne Eddlemon.  They were married there in July 1967. Their life together brought them to Browns Mills, New Jersey; Moore, Oklahoma; and Wayne, Oklahoma.

He was a proud Navy veteran and served as a ship provisioner in the Vietnam War. He worked in many different jobs over the years as a welder. He attended the Hobbs Church of God and later church in Pauls Valley where he accepted the Lord into his life.

In 1986 they moved to the Paoli area; until moving on to Madill on October 1, 2020. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his four-wheeler, and watching many different sports.  He also loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandson.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anne Sansom; sister, Charlotte Tafoya, brothers-in-law, Choc Eddlemon, Brass Eddlemon and Bill Eddlemon; and sisters-in-law, Jerry Atkerson, Barbara McBride, Nancy Linker, Doris “Teenie” Lang and Beth Sansom.

He is survived by his three daughters and their husbands, Melissa and Ben Colvin of Ponca City; Michelle and Nick Morrison of Kingston and Jennifer and Mike Mullikin of Maple Grove, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Jake Bowen and wife, Macy, Josh Colvin, Spencer Tinnin and twins, Lilly Mullikin and Madison Mullikin; one great-grandson, Jace Bowen and one more blessing on the way; two brothers, Doyle Sansom of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Harold Simpson and wife, Nancy, of San Diego, California; brothers-in-law, Paul Eddlemon and wife, Margaret of Kingsbury, Texas; and Virgil McBride, of Ponca City; one sister-in-law, Jane Eddlemon of Talihina; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at the Rosedale Cemetery in Rosedale, Oklahoma, officiated by the Rev. Russell Newville. Interment was at the Rosedale Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the family’s guestbook at www.stufflebeanfuneralhome.com.