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Submitted by: Becky Rodgers
Wayne Cleveland, a cherished family member, and resident of Kemp, Oklahoma left this earthly life in Denison, Texas on Monday April 3, 2017 at the age of 82 years 2 months and 14 days. He was born in Bennington, Oklahoma on January 17, 1935 to William Henry Cleveland and Dovie (McMennamy) Cleveland. Wayne married his sweetheart Peggy Marie Bodine on September 26, 1955 in Durant, Oklahoma.
Wayne worked as a roughneck in the oil fields of Texas for 15 years. He then traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma to establish Sutphens BBQ with his brother, and they operated it for 30 years. Wayne eventfully retired to Kemp, Oklahoma where he raised cattle, also working for Reynolds Chevrolet and Red River Ford delivering cars. He enjoyed fishing and driving his tractor with his grandchildren. Wayne was always playing jokes on them.
Mr. Cleveland is survived by his wife, Peggy Cleveland of the home; sons, Terry Wayne Cleveland of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Bob Cleveland of Kemp, Oklahoma, Jeff Cleveland and wife Teresa of Owasso, Oklahoma and Kirk Cleveland and wife Tammy of Salina, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Michael Cleveland and wife Natalie of Abilene, Texas; Ashley Cleveland and husband Patrick Crouch of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Christopher Cleveland and wife Mackenzie of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Jennifer Cleveland and husband Thomas Nix of Pryor, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Presley, Kylie, Charlotte Marie Lou, Kingston Wayne, Parker Jo, Christopher Chase, and Esther Gail; brother, Charles Cleveland and wife Nancy of Durant, Oklahoma; sister, Ruth Kemp and husband Joe of Sherman, Texas; brother-in-law, Bernie Robinson of Kemp, Oklahoma; sisters-in-law, Peggy Cleveland of Dallas, Texas and Polly Ball of Denison, Texas.
Mr. Cleveland was preceded in death by his parents, Willian Henry and Dovie Cleveland; brother, James Cleveland; and sister, Nelta Robinson.
The family suggest that memorials/donations can be made to the Kemp Baptist Church in Kemp, Oklahoma.
Family Hour will be from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tuesday April 4th at Holmes Coffey Murray Funeral Home. A church service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday April 5th at the Kemp Baptist Church with Michael Cleveland officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery in Durant. Serving as pallbearers will be Christopher Cleveland, Lucas Loftin, Patrick Crouch, Thomas Nix, Hunter Ball and Tanner Ball.
Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com .
Services are under the direction of Holmes Coffey Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.
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