Lawrence Eugene Barger

Lawrence Eugene Barger of Miami, OK passed from this life Tuesday, November 8, 2022. He was 89. Lawrence was known by many as “The Duck”.

Lawrence was born November 20, 1932 in Fairland, OK to Everett and Lavona (Kirk) Barger. He had lived in the Miami and Afton area all his life. Lawrence graduated from Afton High School Class of 1951 and graduated from N.E.O. A&M College in Miami with an Associate’s Degree. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955 in a tank battalion. Lawrence was a cattle rancher and owned and operated LB Ranch. He had worked at B.F. Goodrich in Miami, OK for 31 years and had owned and operated Barger Sinclair Gas Station in Miami, OK. As a child he attended Narcissa Baptist Church and was a very active member of Miami Elks Lodge No. 1320.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Raymond Barger and Ernest Barger and 1 sister, Mary Jane Starbuck.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Lisa Hignite and husband Michael of Springfield, MO, Susan Dixon of Miami, OK and Janea Barger of Tulsa, OK, 1 sister, Bobbie Mullins and husband Herman of Whitewright, TX, 1 brother –in – law Jerry Starbuck of Overland Park, KS, 1 sister – in – law Carolyn Barger of Miami, OK, 3 grandchildren, Anna Cramer, Renee Gaines and Natalie Dixon, 4 great grandchildren, Sophia Cramer, Isabella Cramer, Emma Hinkle and Ashton Spieth, many nieces and nephews and a host of lifelong friends.

No services are planned. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com.

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