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Arthur Duane Greenlee Jr.

September 10, 1954 - January 8, 2021

Arthur Duane Greenlee, Jr., Council Hill resident, passed away on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 66. He was born on Friday, Sept. 10, 1954 to Arthur Duane and Lucille Greenlee Sr. in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He graduated from Midway High School in 1972.

After school Rink joined the United States Army. After the Army, Rink went to Northeastern State University graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1981.

On Saturday, Oct. 24, 1981 he married the love of his life, Patricia Wheeler in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Rink loved coaching basketball. He loved his family. He loved to take care of the yard and make it look like a golf course. He enjoyed woodworking, OU Football and had season tickets.

Rink loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially since retirement.

He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.

“A good coach can change a game but a great coach can change a life.”

Rink was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Rowena Campbell; and his daughters, Heather and Tonya Greenlee.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Patricia; his daughter, Cheryl Collins and her husband Kenny of Oktaha; his son, Craig Greenlee and his wife Chanell of Eufaula, and his daughter, Candice Gage of Council Hill.

Rink is also survived by his grandchildren, Kristian Collins, Kyra Collins, Konner Collins, Clark Greenlee, Tenia Greenlee, Kaden Greenlee, Kassidy Greenlee, Ariel Greenlee, Cambrie Greenlee, Gunner Smith and Scarlett Gage as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other extended family and a lifetime of friends.

A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Rink will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 at Council Hill Cemetery with Reverend Rick LaBounty officiating.

Military Honors will be rendered by the United States Army Funeral Honor Guard. Burial will follow under the personal direction of John Garrett.

You may share online condolences with Rink’s family at

The family of Arthur Duane “Rink” Greenlee, Jr. entrusted his care, services and cremation to John & Kim Garrett and the dedicated staff of Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service 311 SW 2nd Checotah, Okla. 74426 (918) 473-2244.

McIntosh County Democrat

300-A S. Broadway
Checotah, OK 74426
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