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Steven Gann

Steven Ray Gann, 54, of Van Buren passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, at his home. He was the chief dispatcher for Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, chief deputy director of Deprtment of Emergency Management and past president of Crawford County Search and Rescue. He was a volunteer firefighter for District 1, storm ready coordinator for Crawford County, past dispatcher for Fort Smith and Van Buren Police departments and member of Eastern Oklahoma Canine. He spent most of his time as a volunteer public servant for the citizens of Crawford County.

He is survived by his wife, Melody (Jerden) Gann of the home; three daughters, LeDonna Jacobs and husband Levi of Van Buren, Rhonda Langley and husband Ernie of Van Buren and Stephanie Burns and husband David of Albany, Ind.; two sons, William Carl Ball and wife Amber of Nashville, Ark., and Cody Ray Gann and wife Kasey of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and 11 grandchildren.

Family held memorial service will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Crawford County Emergency Operation Center, 1820 Chestnut St., Van Buren.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Emergency Management Department, Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, Crawford County Search and Rescue and East Oklahoma Canine.

Arrangement and cremation is under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Eastern Oklahoma Canine Search and Rescue, RR2 Box 1635 Westville, OK 74965.

Online tributes: www.ockerfuneralhome.com.

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