He died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at the VA Medical Center in Lawton. Burial with Military, Choctaw and Ministerial Honors will be at the Frederick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gray Gish Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 23, 1920, to Anthony and Sarah (Foster) Amos, in Duncan. He grew up and attended school in Eagletown near the Kiamichi Mountains. He entered the U.S. Army and served during WW II. He fought in the European Theatre, and upon his honorable discharge in September of 1945, he was awarded the following awards: the Purple Heart; Distinguished Unit Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, EAME Service Ribbon and One Silver Service Star. He married Nova Janet McNulty on Dec. 21, 1949, in Tulsa. He attended Haskell College in Kansas, Bacone College in Muskogee and Northeastern College in Tahlequah where he received a bachelor's degree. He then attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman receiving his master's degree. He taught at Fort Sill Indian School for several years. He then answered God's call to the ministry and moved to Michigan. He served in Home Missions for the United Pentecostal Church and worked among the Indian communities. He started new churches. At that time he also began work for the railroad. He was transferred to Baltimore, Md, and continued to work until his retirement after 20 years with the railroad. He continued to work diligently as a bi-vocational pastor and he began three new churches during his time in the northeast. He returned to Oklahoma starting new churches in Saddle Mountain, Frederick and Hobart. He also pastored the Apostolic Faith Church in Frederick. He continued his Civil Service working for the post office in Hobart and Oklahoma City, retiring in 1996. He retired from the ministry at the age of 81.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Abel Thomas Amos and Raymond Amos; and one sister, Marie Amos.
He is survived by his wife Nova of the home; four sons, Stanley John Amos and wife Jackie of Cool, Calif., Winston Anthony “Tony” Amos and wife Annette of Burleson, Texas, David Allen Amos and wife Debbie of Rapid City, S.D., Nathan Keith Amos and wife Sherry of Rowlett, Texas; one daughter, Sarah Janette Amos of Hobart; one brother, Josiah “Doc” Amos of Oklahoma City; seven grandchildren, Randy, Krystal, Aaron, Ashley, Amy, Stephanie and Zachary; and one great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Pentecostal Church International, Attn: Home Missions, 8855 Dunn Road, Hazelwood, MO 63042.