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Joy Fountain McMasters

Joy Fountain McMasters, known by many as “Mac” was set free of his pain on Monday, April 29, 2013 at Country Club Care Nursing Home in Duncan, OK at the age of 95. 
Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel and burial, with military honors, followed at Fairlawn Cemetery, Comanche, OK. 
Mac was born at Comanche, OK on March 30, 1917, the sixth child of ten children born to Walter William and Molly Pearl McMasters. His father was killed when he was only seven, and Joy became very independent and hard working. With ten mouths to feed, all the children had to help on the farm, thus, schooling ended for him at the seventh grade. 
As soon as he was old enough he worked in the CCC Camps and sent most of his money home to his family. After he married and got out of the Navy he became a butcher in the Los Angeles area. He retired after 40 years and moved back to Duncan. He was a member of Eastside Church of Christ. 
Mac married Ruth Lee McCutchen (a descendant of Samuel King McCutchen) of Comanche on July 5, 1939 in Norman, OK. She preceded him in death on February 16, 2011 and he missed her every day since. They were married seventy one plus years. 
He was drafted during WW II and served in the US Navy on a mine sweeper ship called USS Scrimage. He received the WW II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign, Philippines Liberation with two bronze stars and the American Area Campaign Medal. To him the greatest medal he received was from his commanding officer, a special “five dollar bill" with Hawaii printed on it. He carried that bill in his billfold from 1941 to 2010, wrapped up in the flap of an envelope. He never really got out of the Navy as the lunch room at the nursing home was always “the Mess Hall’. 
Mac was a quiet man with a dry sense of humor and had so much love for Ruth and all of his family. He and Ruth were never blessed with children but all of his nieces and nephews filled that void. 
Mac is survived by a brother, W.E. McMasters, age 99 of the Meridian Nursing Home, two sisters-in-law, Mamie McMasters of Duncan and Joan McMasters of Anaheim, CA, a nephew and wife, that were his care givers, Lowell and Minnie McMasters of Duncan. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Suzie Hall, Molly Luttrell, Jerlene Gillispie and Gracalee Johns, Keith McMasters all of Duncan, Dale Coffman of Lindsay, OK, George and Mary Coffman Kennedy of Anthem, AZ, Kenneth and Sandra Coffman Alleyton, TX, Dean and Rita Coffman Dombrosky and Frank and Laurie Coffman Dombrosky of Nederland, TX, Carl and Darla Coffman of Shawnee, OK and Tony Coffman of Guymon, OK, Bill Greer and Sharon Greer Scheible, Bill and Debbie Allen, Matt and Gloria Allen Hummel, Jenny Allen Thompson and Diane Allen all of California, Linda Gaye Jobe Collett of Washington State and a host of other great nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and two sisters. 

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