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February 7, 2013

David Lee Redfern, Sr.

1934 - 2013

— David Lee Redfern, Sr. was born January 17, 1934 in Wagoner, Oklahoma to Leslie Arvil and Iva Marie (Boatright) Redfern.

David entered heaven Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the age of 79 years.

He married Phyllis Cooper August 31, 1956 in Wagoner.

David served with the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and also served in the Oklahoma Air National Guard from which he retired as an aircraft mechanic. David was a member of the First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon since 1970. He also served as a camp sponsor, was very active in the bus ministry and was very involved in many other church activities.  He was a former member of the Wagoner City Council.  He kept busy in the summer by mowing yards for neighbors, shut-ins and church family or just helping anyone who was in need. David enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching basketball, woodworking, but most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

David was preceded in death by his parents, his baby sister, Madelyn Sue Redfern and his beloved grandson, Tucker David Redfern.

David is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of the home in Wagoner; his children, Dr. David L. Redfern, Jr. and wife, Ginny, of Rogersville, Missouri, Pamela Bennetch and husband, Tom, of Tulsa, Lisa Keith and husband, Alan of Ft. Gibson and Cindy Wiegel and husband, Mark, of Broken Arrow; his grandchildren, Chelsea, Madison and Cooper Redfern, Chase Jestice, Leslie Newcomb and husband, Tyler, Allison Keith and Thomas Keith; one great grand grandson, Levi Barrett Newcomb; one sister, Mary Lou Neal of Wagoner and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 8, 2013, in the First Baptist Church with the Reverend Mark Pointer officiating.  Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to the building fund at the First Baptist Church, 401 N.E. 2nd, Wagoner, OK 74467

You may send your condolence to the family at www.hersman-nichols.com

 

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