George Cates Harkins, Jr., 84 formerly of Stratford, passed away on April 10, 2019 in Chandler, OK. Graveside services will be held at 11 oclock in the morning on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Stratford Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Directors.
George was born on September 2, 1934 in Erick, OK to George Cates Harkins and Willie Margrie Bullard Harkins. He attended school in Erick and married Delta Marie Reed Harkins Boothby on September 13, 1953. To this union was born Rick Harkins, Vicky Porter, Randy Harkins, Rodney Harkins and Rhonda Kaye Hildebrand.
On August 11, 1968, George married Gloria Vigil. To this union were stepchildren: Eddie Vigil, John Vigil, David Vigil and Pat Buster. Gloria preceded him in death on January 8, 1999.
George married Marilyn Albert on May 15, 1999. With this marriage he gained stepchildren: Denton Harryman, Jeffrey Harryman, Michael Albert, Lane Albert, Norma Herbold and Leonda Fedric. Marylin preceded him in death on September 7, 2008.
George worked for Pronger Brothers from 1956 until 1962. He then worked for Texico Gas Station in Stratford until 1964. He then began working for Western Texas Gas as a welder and retired from there in 2000.
Also preceding him in death are his sister, Adrene Harkins in 1953 as a newborn, sister Willie Faye Mateldia Harkins Dixon in 1978 and his parents.
He is survived by his children, Stepchildren, other family member and friends.