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Kiowa County Obituaries

William Lowayne McCollum

09 Dec 1923 - 02 Dec 1958

© Cheyenne Star
Reprinted with permission
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell

William Lowayne McCollum, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. McCollom was born December 9, 1923, near Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. There he spent his childhood. He departed this life 2:30 p.m. December 2, 1958 in the Cheyenne Memorial hospital at the age of 34 years, 11 months and 23 days.

At an early age he was converted and joined the Baptist church at Lone Wolf, where he was active in church work. He had a deep spiritual experience and had no fear of death.

He attended Lone Wolf schools, grade through two years of high school. He then moved with his family to Sentinel, Oklahoma and there graduated from high school. He then attended radio and electonics school at Tonkawa, Oklahoma and more extensive study in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He pursued this vocation until his health failed.

December 22, 1942, in San Antonio, Texas he was united in marriage to Ruby Quackenbush. To this union two children were born, Marvin, age 12; and William Lowayne II "Butch", age 6.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby, and sons Marvin and Butch; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. McCollom, all of Cheyenne, Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. E.A. Herron, McLean, Texas; and Mrs. Frank Hodnik, Amarillo, Texas; three brothers, Charles McCollom, Roosevelt, Oklahoma; Dean McCollom, Goodwell, Oklahoma; and TSGT Dale McCollom of Big Springs, Texas.

His cheerful, sunny disposition endeared him to all who knew him.

Funeral services were at the First Baptist Church, Cheyenne, December 4, 1958 at 1:30 p.m.

Interment was in the Lone Wolf cemetery, Lone Wolf, Oklahoma.

Arrangements were by Peoples Cooperative Funeral Home, Lone Wolf, assisted by Scroggins Funeral Home, Cheyenne.

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