ENID, Okla. —
Dr. Theron A. Chick, 77, went home to be with his Lord Monday, August 19, 2013.
He was born August 11, 1936, at the General Hospital in Enid.
He attended school in Enid and graduated from Alva High School. He graduated from Northwestern State College in Alva and also had a Doctorate of Divinity from Mid-America Bible Baptist College.
He married his high-school sweetheart, JoAnn Cox, on August 25, 1956. They celebrated 57 wonderful years together. Dr. Chick loved his family. He loved and enjoyed his sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved having family gatherings. One of his favorite holidays was Christmas! He enjoyed traveling abroad. One of his favorite places to vacation was Hawaii. He also enjoyed traveling in his motor home and visiting with his friends around the country.
He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour at the age of 9, and was called to preach at an early age. He said accepting Christ changed his life. He became an ordained minister on January 26, 1962. Dr. T.A. Chick was a pastor for over 50 years. He was a faithful and loving pastor at the Bible Baptist Church of Enid for 481⁄2 years. As a pastor, his heart and soul was given to the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. His ministry was not his, but the Lord’s. He always exalted the Lord Jesus Christ in his life and ministry. He was unwavering in his service and was faithful to the Word of God.
Dr. Chick always proclaimed the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, declaring the freedom that comes through Blood Redemption. His life glorified the Lord. He loved his church family, and loved missions and missionary families around the world.
Dr. Chick had great leadership ability and his mind was sharp with Bible knowledge. Countless souls have come to know Jesus Christ through his ministry. He had a love for everyone, even if it had to be a tough love with righteousness and instruction. Continually without anyone knowing, he would help others in need. Wherever he was, he would stop and listen to their needs and have prayer with them. He never met a stranger. Dr. Chick’s life touched many people, and he will be greatly missed.
Dr. Chick is survived by his wife, JoAnn of the home; two sons, Terry Alan Chick and wife Sheryl, and Theron Randall “Randy” Chick; four grandchildren, Travis Chick and wife Alicia, Korey Chick, Joshua Chick and Lacey Whipple, and Alexandria Chick; three great-grandchildren, Theron, Rilyn and Aria Chick; three sisters, Sandra Doman and Judy Stewart, both of Alva, and Lucinda Miller of Henderson, Nevada.
He was preceded in death by his parents Rev. and Mrs. T.A. Chick, brother, Rev. John Chick, and three sisters, Patty Koehn, Cynthia Jones and Barbara Hurlbutt.
The funeral service will be at 6 p.m. today, August 22, 2013, at Bible Baptist Church, with Dr. V.L. Lindbloom officiating. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, with arrangements by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Bible Baptist Church Missions. Condolences online at www.andersonburris .com
(Submitted by family)
ENID, Okla. —
Dr. Theron A. Chick, 77, went home to be with his Lord Monday, August 19, 2013.
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De was born June 2, 1926, in Medford, the son of George Alexander and Myrtle Biby Hamilton. De graduated from Gore High School. He entered the U.S. Navy on July 3, 1944 and was discharged on June 13, 1946. After De returned to Medford, he and Emma Jean Carrier were married on Sept. 29, 1946, in Nash. De worked as a butcher and retired in 1989. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Medford and was ordained as a Deacon in 1951.
Funeral service for Pauline Hopkins will be Monday, April 21, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Nash First Christian Church with Pastor Richard Craven and Pastor Dan O’Daniel officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery near Jet with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc., of Cherokee. Viewing will be Saturday 2-5 p.m. Memories may be shared at www.lanmanmemorials.com.
Pauline was born April 8, 1924, at Butler, in Custer County, Okla., the daughter of Walter and Orla Baird Connolly. She and Loren E. Hopkins were married on Sept. 14, 1952, in Jet and they made their home in Jet, where she continued to live until April 16, 2014. She was a homemaker and caregiver who cared for others many times. Pauline was a member of the First Christian Church in Nash and also was a member of Chisholm Trail Cowboy Church. She was an active member of Jet Industrious Oklahoma Home and Community Education organization.
Alfred Lloyd 'Jake' Jacobs
Alfred Lloyd “Jake” Jacobs was born March 27, 1925, in Alfalfa County, Okla., to Arthur E. and Anna L. Rader Jacobs. He passed away April 17, 2014, at the age of 89 years and 20 days. Funeral service will be Monday, April 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Kiowa Congregational United Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Kiowa, Kansas. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lanmanmemorials.com
Jake attended Glendale rural school through the eighth grade and graduated from Kiowa High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 in the 3159th Signal Service Battalion in the Philippines and Japan. Upon returning from the service, he worked with his father at Jacobs Implement Co. On Nov. 24, 1950, he and Norma Jean James were united in marriage at the First Christian Church in Alva, Okla. They were the first couple married in this church. Unto this marriage, three children were born, Lois, Jim and Gary. He worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service from 1953 until his retirement in 1986. He and brother in-law, Alvin Herren, also owned and operated J&R Electric company from 1958 to 1966. He was a member of Cosmos Masonic Lodge No. 278, the VFW, American Legion and Congregational United Church of Christ. His hobbies included radio-controlled airplanes and amateur radio. For many years, he enjoyed being the head set builder for Border Line Theatre. In 2010, he participated in the Honor Flight visiting the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. He always seemed to have some kind of project he was working on when he wasn’t helping someone else. He was an avid sports fan.
Billie H. Long Robison
Service pending with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.
Clifton L. Smith
Funeral for Clifton L. Smith, 63, will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.
Larry Gene Highfill
Larry Gene Highfill, 71, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his home in Olympia, Wash. He was born Sept. 13, 1942, in Mooreland, Okla., to Kenneth and Dortha (Berry) Highfill.
He grew up there and graduated from Mooreland High School in 1960.
After high school, he attended college at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., where he received a degree in mechanical engineering.
Larry was commissioned in 1965, upon completion of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program and served for 24 years in the Air Force.
He served two tours in Vietnam, flying A-1 Skyraider attack bombers with the 1st Special Operations Squadron, and was the recipient of three Distinguished Flying Crosses for heroism, 11 air medals, a Purple Heart, and numerous other medals and awards.
Dorothy I. Pralle
Funeral service for Dorothy I. Pralle, 85, a resident of Presbyterian Village North in Dallas, Texas, formerly of Garber, Okla., will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Garber, with Pastor Scott Ray officiating.
Interment will follow in Garber Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Mrs. Pralle was born May 8, 1928, in Kiefer, Okla., to Joseph Fred and Anna Evans Keyes Dose and died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Dallas, Texas.
She was raised in Drumright, Okla.
She received her undergraduate degree in music education from Oklahoma State University and her master’s degree in education from Phillips University. She moved to Garber, Okla., upon her marriage.
A strong believer in the arts and learning, she dedicated her life to teaching, beginning her career as a band director and music educator.
After her children entered school, she returned to the classroom, teaching elementary grades and gifted children until her retirement.
Jackie "Ray" Brown
Graveside service for Jackie “Ray” Brown, 39, of Enid, Okla., will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Enid Cemetery, with the Rev. Lester Lowry officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Ray was born June 8, 1974, in Alva, Okla., to Jackie Lee Brown and Valerie Ann Truesdale and passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2014, at his home.
Ray attended school in Waynoka and moved to Enid in 2002.
Ray is survived by his mother, Ann Seiger of Enid; father, Jackie Lee Brown of Jay, Okla.; three children, Maliachi Lee, Destiny Ann and Raven Nichol Brown; two brothers, Paul Swartz of Kinsley, Kan., and Hickie Swartz of Austin, Texas; several aunts and uncles and other family members.
Keith D. Breckenridge
Graveside service for Keith D. Breckenridge will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, Okla., with the Rev. Marvin Reynolds officiating. Arrangements are by Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home, Enid.
Keith was born Jan. 14, 1919, and was raised on a farm southwest of Pond Creek.
During the Cherokee Strip Opening of 1892, his grandfather staked a claim after jumping off a train.
Keith graduated from Pond Creek High School and attended Northern Oklahoma Junior College in Tonkawa, where he distinguished himself as a member of both boxing teams and became a lifelong boxing fan.
He married his high school sweetheart, Glorene Faye Reynolds in 1940, and worked in aircraft manufacturing and assembly plants in Wichita and Ponca City.
He served in Europe during and after WWII. While stationed in Germany, he attended some of the Nuremberg trials.
Service for Pauline Hopkins will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at First Christian Church, Nash. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Cherokee.
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