Claremore Daily Progress

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September 22, 2013

Pixley Lumber Company celebrates 50 years

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CLAREMORE —

Paul has followed in his father’s footsteps in activities of the Chamber, Homebuilders, professional organizations, American Legion Baseball, and board member of BancFirst. 
Members of Paul’s self-proclaimed “50 Years in Business in Claremore in the Same Family Club” include Neely Insurance, Akin Plumbing, RCB Bank, Claremore Nursing Home, Love Air Conditioning, Warehouse Market, and Burrows Agency, like the Pixley’s are three generations; Dunlap Auto Glass and Wrecker Service, Melton Sales, Swan Brothers Dairy, and Froman Oil and Propane, four generations; and R&S Auto Parts and Jack Kissee Ford, two generations. 
Some of them have been in business more than 50 years.
Paul is quick to point out other businesses 50 years old and older, but with a shorter history in Claremore including Reasor’s, Sonic, Stillwater Milling and McDonalds.
Then there are those not controlled by a founding family member, but with a long history of family service and in business in Claremore for the last half century or longer. That list would include Dot’s Café, one-time Gray Goose, owned by Cecil Chenoweth, then Nell’s Café, owned by Nell Sparks before becoming Dot’s, now operated by three generations of the Washom family. 
Heins Jewelry was passed down to Clara Heins Evans, then to Jack West and now operated by Vic West. Others are Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory, Rice Funeral Service, Dorothy’s Flowers and the 121-year-old Claremore Daily Progress.
 

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