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Kenneth Wayne Orsburn

August 9, 1937 December 4, 2018
Kenneth Wayne Orsburn
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Obituary for Kenneth Wayne Orsburn

Kenneth Wayne Orsburn was born August 9, 1937, in Holdenville, Oklahoma, to Fred and Dollie (Atkins) Orsburn. He departed this life on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 81 years, 3 months, and 25 days.

Growing up, Kenneth attended school in Holdenville. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy. On February 15, 1974, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Kenneth and Sheila Dawn Smith were united in marriage. Sheila preceded Kenneth in death on May 12, 2015. The couple had been married for over 41 years.

Kenneth had lived in Houston, Texas for some time, before moving to Locust Grove in 1994. He made Pryor his home in 2010. Kenneth was a very hard worker. When he was younger, Kenneth spent some time working in the oilfields. More recently, he delivered propane for Downing Propane for several years. Upon retiring from propane delivery, he drove a school bus for Locust Grove Public Schools.

When Kenneth was younger, he was a member of a roller derby team. He enjoyed time on the water in his boat and going fishing. He had a fondness for country music shows and truly loved dancing with his wife. Kenneth raised horses for some time and loved taking care of his yard. He was a very likable man and treasured conversations over coffee with his friends at the Eastside Café in Pryor. He will be missed by those that knew him.

Kenneth is survived by: 3 daughters: Trina Warren of Locust Grove, Oklahoma, Trasi McFarland of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and Shari Denn of Tampa, Florida; 9 grandchildren: Eric King, Stacey Post, Ryan Chumley, Jessica Chumley, James Adkins, Jr., Ryan Adkins, Chris Adkins, Angel Adkins, and Cassidy Denn; numerous Great Grandchildren including: Jacqui Niderbuhl, Danielle Niderbuhl, and Noah Christian Denn; 1 brother: Mike Orsburn and wife Patricia of Smith Grove, Kentucky; 3 sisters: Vicki Woods and husband Johnny of Heber Springs, Arkansas, Sharon Whitlock and husband Larry of Checotah, Oklahoma, and Lana Iverson and husband Daniel of Moore, Oklahoma. Kenneth was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; and 2 daughters: Tina Orsburn and Ginger King.

Memorial services were held 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at the Locust Grove Funeral Home Chapel in Locust Grove, Oklahoma. Father Kenneth Orsburn officiated. Interment will happen at a later date at the Graham Cemetery in Pryor, Oklahoma. Services were entrusted to the Locust Grove Funeral Home.

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2:00 PM 12/11/2018 2:00:00 PM
Locust Grove Funeral Home

608 East Joe Koelsch Drive
P O Box 517
Locust Grove, OK 74352

Locust Grove Funeral Home
608 East Joe Koelsch Drive Locust Grove 74352 OK
United States

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