Ned Countryman, 53, of Quapaw, died Wednesday.

He was born to the late Houston Countryman and Freda Newcomb (Countryman), June. 30, 1959, in Miami, OK. Ned attended Picher Cardin High School.

Ned was a hard worker and at the time of his death was employed by the Briscoe Scrap Metal. Ned is survived by his son: Daniel Countryman, of Texas, stepchildren J.R. West of Wichita Falls, TX and Susan Doom of Carl Junction, MO; He was preceded in death by his brother Hugh Countryman. He is survived by 4 sisters, Tammie Cooper of Scammon, KS, Janie McCarty of Miami, OK, Joyce Tanner of Choteau, and Ruth Groover of Broken Arrow, OK and 2 brothers, John Countryman of Arma, KS and Jim Countryman of KS