ENID, Okla. —
July 19, 1931-March 15, 2013
Tommy Kiser, 81, beloved father, grandfather, flirt and friend, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2013, in Enid, Okla.
Tommy, a recent resident of Jet, Okla., and longtime Farmington area resident will be remembered for his quick wit, lifelong friendships, wonderful sense of humor and his love for life.
He loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter, hunting the grassy meadows of Southern Colorado, the Northern New Mexico canyons and forests, as well as the oak fringed wheat fields of Northeastern Oklahoma. Many a buck deer and stag elk gave up its life to the pinpoint accuracy of his 30-06 and his brown eagle eye, his other eye was blue.
Tommy was an accomplished fisherman snagging salmon at Lake Navajo, catfish in the shallow lakes of Oklahoma and prehistoric Sturgeon from the Columbia River in Oregon, with his cousin and life long friend, Jerald Kiser.
He was employed by Bill Goddard at Farmington Auto Parts and eventually purchased Bloomfield Auto Parts, as well as Durango Auto Parts, where he worked for many years, until his retirement in 1994.
He excelled in math and was a walking calculator. Anyone that asked for parts for their car or truck rarely saw him use a parts catalog, he kept the part numbers in his head. He was an honest businessman and fair to a fault.
Tommy’s signature everyday look was a snap-up western shirt, ball cap, blue jeans and cowboy boots. Many salesmen lost their prized silk power ties by wearing them into his auto parts store in Bloomfield, as he always kept his pocket knife razor sharp and was quick to remove the bottom half of their ties if they showed up wearing one. He was known to quote: “suits and ties have no place in an auto parts store.”
He loved spending time with his family and friends, whether it was hunting or flea markets with his son and grandson, or yard sales and softball games with his daughter and grand-daughter. He knew when to take life seriously and when to have fun. He will be deeply missed and never forgotten by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His spirit will live on through our shared stories and laughter.
Tommy was a member and cherished the time spent in fellowship with his many friends on Thursday nights at Chisholm Trail Cowboy Church. He was always there for the beans and biscuits before and gossip exchange during and after their “standing room only meetings,” held in the sale barn at the Northwest Stock Yards, west of Enid, Okla.
A U.S. Army Korean War Veteran, Tommy was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Fauniel; his parents, Joe and Lucille; three brothers, Bobby, Curtis and Harold Dean; as well as an infant sister.
Tommy is survived by two children, Hershel Ray (Butch) Kiser and wife Linda, and Theresa Jane (Janie) Kiser-Donisthorpe and husband Brian; three grandchildren, Doug and Raylin Bak, Kurtis and Karysta Donisthorpe; one great-granddaughter, CeCe Bak; three sisters, Wilma Jo of Flagstaff Ariz., Betty of Wetumka, Okla., and Dorothy of Holdenville, Okla.;
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. today, March 22, 2013, at Brewer Lee and Larkin Memorial Chapel. Pastor Dave West and Wade Elftman will officiate. Full Military Honors at the graveside.
Honorary pallbearers include grandchildren, Raylin Bak, Kurtis and Karysta Donisthorpe, and great-granddaughter, CeCe Bak.
Family asks that this be a “no tie affair,” just cowboy up and come as you are, also in lieu of floral arrangements, donations can be made to American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association .
Tommy’s care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, N.M. (505) 325-8688.
Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at http://www.serenityandcompany.com.
(Submitted by family)
ENID, Okla. —
July 19, 1931-March 15, 2013
Marvin O. Browning
Memorial service for Marvin Browning, 56, will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Wildwood Community Church, 1501 24th Ave. N.E., in Norman. Cremation arrangements by Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home, Hennessey.
Marvin was born Nov. 11, 1957, in Fairland to Robert “Jack” and Alberta Richards Mitchell and died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Hennessey Care Center.
Barbara Ruth Elaine Baggerman
Memorial service for Barbara Baggerman, 51, will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Ringwood United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Terrill Parvin officiating. Arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Helena. (www.lanmanmemorials.com)
Barbara was born Sept. 24, 1962, in Biloxi, Miss., to William Earnest and Anita Ruth Davids Handley and died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Enid.
On Dec. 18, 2003, she married Vernon Baggerman.
Rose 'Rosie' White
Funeral for Rosie White will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at First Christian Church. Burial in Auburn Cemetery. Arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
Viewing 1-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, with the family present from 5-7. (www.lanmanmemorials.com)
Rosie was born Oct. 1, 1938, in Cherokee to Marvin and Margie Orton Gindlesberger and died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Enid.
Aaron Clarence Boland
Funeral for Clarence Boland, 101, will be 2 p.m. today, Dec. 4, 2013, at Jefferson United Methodist Church, Jefferson, Okla.
Service will be conducted by the Rev. Michelle McCarty, assisted by the Rev. Gary Lilley. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Hawley, Okla., with the Rev. Gary Lilley conducting graveside rights. Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Pond Creek. Visitation with family will be 6-7:30 p.m. today, Dec. 3, at the funeral home.
Aaron Clarence Boland was born May 28, 1912, in Grant County to Garrett William and Emma Viana Boland and went to meet his Lord on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home in Enid, Okla.
He grew up in the Hawley, Okla., area and attended Sandy Point School. The family moved to the Kremlin area and later to a farm near Medford.
He married Bessie M. Long June 6, 1936, in Valley Center, Kan.
Kitty (Woodring) Pittman
Funeral service for Kitty (Woodring) Pittman, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at First Christian Church, Seiling, Okla., with Dennis Adair officiating. Burial will be in Brumfield Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Area Medical Foundation or Brumfield Cemetery, with Redinger Funeral Home, Box 236, Seiling, OK 73663, serving as custodian of the funds.
Kitty died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Seiling Nursing Center at the age of 103.
Kitty Pittman was the sixth of nine children born on Jan. 19, 1910, to Solomon Jacob Woodring and Nettie (Heaton) Woodring on the family homestead southeast of Chester, Okla., in Major County.
She attended Hope School and graduated from Fairview High School in 1931. She later attended Northwestern State Teachers College at Alva, Okla., where she received her teacher’s certificate.
She married William Henry Pittman Sr. on April 12, 1932, in Seiling.
Service pending with Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka LLC.
Gwendolyn Ruth Evans
Memorial service for Gwendolyn Ruth Evans will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Matthew Thoms officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.
Gwendolyn was born Feb. 28, 1937, to Floyd James and Mable (Kirkpatrick) Guthrie in Tulsa, Okla., and died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Enid Senior Care.
She was married to Alfred Evans until his passing on Aug. 28, 1987.
She was a housekeeper at St. Mary’s for a number of years.
Clara Lee McCray
Service for Clara Lee McCray, 77, of Hunter, Okla., will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Hunter Christian Church, with Pastor George Lupton officiating.
Clara was born Jan. 26, 1936, in Waldron, Ark., where she grew up on a farm.
In 1950, she moved to California and in 1959, she met the love of her life, Virgil McCray, and on Dec. 4, 1960, they were married in Carson City, Nev.
Virgil was a career Navy man, which afforded them many travels. He retired after 30 years of service, and in August 1997, they made Hunter their home.
Clara was a loving housewife who loved the Lord.
Bernice Joann Turner
Funeral for Bernice JoeAnn Turner is 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Grayson Missionary Baptist Church. Burial in Enid Cemetery. Arrangements by Russworm Funeral Home, Enid. Family visitation 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Russworm.
Bernice was born Feb. 28, 1961, in Enid, Okla., to Nancy Burks Baker and Will Turner and died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Bixby, Okla.
Larry L. Long, M.D.
Funeral service for Larry L. Long, M.D., will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Northwest Baptist Church, Ardmore, Okla., with the Rev. Leonard Ezell officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Larry L. Long, M.D., beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, physician and friend went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.
Larry was born to Clyde and Helen Long on June 13, 1937. He grew up in Ames, Okla., graduated from Phillips University in Enid prior to attending medical school at OU College of Medicine.
Upon receiving his medical degree and completing his residency in general surgery, he went into the U.S. Navy as a naval physician.
Larry practiced in Oklahoma City, Okla., for 25 years prior to moving to Ardmore, Okla., where he practiced general surgery, then served as medical Director of Mercy Hospital Ardmore Wound Care Center and retired in June 2011.
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