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Tim Best

August 28, 1954 April 8, 2018
Tim Best
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Obituary for Tim Best

Tim Best, 63-year-old Vinita resident passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa. He was born on August 28, 1954 in Vinita to William Robert “Bill” and Rosalea M. (Kallam) Best. Tim graduated from Vinita High School and received his Associates Degree in Computer Science from NEO A & M College in Miami. On April 19, 1976, he married the love of his life, Brenda (Minson) Best at the Trinity Baptist Church in Vinita. Tim worked for the Grand River Dam Authority as a welder and maintenance mechanic until his retirement in July of 2014. Tim was very active in scouting and was very enthusiastic about the Boy Scouts by serving as a scout leader for many years. He took many trips to the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, to teach young men about the outdoors and scouting. Tim also enjoyed riding motorcycles with his friends and spending time outdoors.
The family includes: his wife Brenda of the home; his children, Evan Best and wife Libby, Eliot Best and wife Missy, and Emily Best all of Vinita; two grandchildren, Carson and Ella Best. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM at the Craig County Community Center in the Welch Room, with Pastor Justin Turner and Coy Jenkins officiating. Friends may give to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home of Vinita. Condolences may be made at

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4:00 PM 4/15/2018 4:00:00 PM
Craig County Fairgrounds Community Center

915 East Apperson Rd
Vinita, Oklahoma 74301

Service will be in the Welch room.

Craig County Fairgrounds Community Center
915 East Apperson Rd Vinita 74301 Oklahoma
United States

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