The Woodward News

Obituaries

August 14, 2012

Jimmie Lee Gann

Woodward, Okla. — Jimmie Lee Gann was born in Canton, Oklahoma on July 12th, 1942. He was the only child born to O.B. and Ardell Gann.  Jim passed from this life on August 9, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 70.

 Jim grew up in Vici, Oklahoma and attended all 12 years of school, graduating in 1960.  He then attended Southwestern State University for two years, transferring to Panhandle State University for one year.  He was accepted to dental school at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, after only three years of college. He graduated with the class of 1967.

On August 19, 1962, Jim married Patricia Compton in the Methodist Church in Arnett, Oklahoma.  On January 14th, 1972 they welcomed their daughter Krista into their lives.  

Jim and Pat lived in Goodwell, OK their first year of marriage while attending college.  In 1963 they moved to St. Louis for 4 years while Jim attended dental school.  In June, 1967 he began practicing dentistry with Dr. Wilbur Whiteneck in Woodward, Oklahoma.  He practiced until retiring in 2001.  Jim was very involved in the Dental community.  He was honored to be the President of the Oklahoma Academy of General Dentistry and a proud recipient of his Fellowship Award.  As a Fellow of the American Academy of General Dentistry, he was recognized by the academy’s members as a leader who was committed to life-long learning and excellence in patient care.

 He was active in the Woodward community until moving to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in February, 2011.

 

Jim loved fast cars, planes, hunting, fishing, golf, scuba diving with his daughter, Krista, and sports.  He was always happy being outdoors.  

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, O.B. and Ardell Gann; father and mother-in-law, Raymond and Lucille Compton; brothers-in-law, Monte Compton, Max Compton, Theron Compton and Gary Compton. He is survived by his wife Pat of the home; one daughter Krista Gann of Oklahoma City, OK; sisters-in-law, Winona Derrick of Arnett, OK and Joan Compton of Springfield, CO;  10 very loved nieces and nephews, and a lifetime of friends.

A memorial service will be held Monday August 13, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church in Woodward, OK.  Services arranged by Shaw Funeral Home, Vici.  Condolences may be made to the family and Memorial Tribute viewed at shawfuneralhome.net.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Arnett, Harmon or Vici Fire Departments.  

 

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Christina Leist obituary photo.jpg Christina T. Leist

    Christina T. Leist went to meet her Savior and Friend on April 18, 2014. She was born February 7, 1928 at her Grandmother’s home in Woodward, Oklahoma, the first of 10 ten children born to Richard and Pearl Teten. Her father was one of OG&E’s original lineman and foreman and her mother was Court Clerk in Woodward County for almost 20 years. She was proud that her family had twins and triplets, 9 girls and one boy. She graduated high school in Woodward and attended one year at Oklahoma University, majoring in art.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • RootsJuanita.jpg Juanita Roots

    Juanita Roots, 79 year old Woodward resident died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Grace Living Center in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with Ray Don Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • sr pic.JPG Leone Dell (Davis) Thompson

    Leone Dell (Davis) Thompson, daughter of Jess and Esther M. (Waggoner) Davis was born near Mulhall, Oklahoma on February 16, 1911 and passed from this life in Vici, Oklahoma on April 15, 2014 at the age of 103. Leone was raised in Covington, Oklahoma attending Covington Grade School. Then moved to the farm west of Vici, Oklahoma her freshman year. She graduated from Vici High School with the class of 1930, then attended Northwestern State Teachers College. She graduated college with a Bachelor of Science degree.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Preston Tapp

    Preston Tapp, 57 year old Woodward resident, died Tuesday April 15, 2014. Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday April 19, 2014 at Crown Heights Baptist Church with Reverend James Steenbergen officiating.

    April 18, 2014

  • Miller, Viola1.jpg V. Joyce (Highfill) Miller

    V. Joyce (Highfill) Miller of St. Cloud, MN, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, after a very strong and positive battle with dementia, cancer, and Parkinson’s.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • MooreGeorge045.jpg George Moore

    George Moore ,77 year old Woodward resident, died Saturday, April 13, 2014 at the Grace Living Center in Woodward. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in the Elmwood Cemetery with Reverend Wesley Peterman officiating. Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • WatkinsMildred005.jpg Mildred Watkins

    Mildred Watkins, 97 year old Woodward resident, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in the Grace Living Center. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Fargo Cemetery with Gene Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • gibsonwayne004.jpg Wayne Gibson

    Wayne Gibson, 71 year old Woodward resident, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at his home in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Shannon Davis and Reverend John Gherling officiating._ Interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • aaron beisel.jpg Victor Aaron Beisel

    Victor Aaron Beisel, son of Victor and Marie Beisel was born June 28, 1944 in Shattuck, Oklahoma. He was raised on the farm South East of Fargo, Oklahoma.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • 16992320880DFF96E5.png JACOB PATRICK HOPPER

    A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Mutual Christian Church with Pastor Lloyd Charles Stovall, officiating. A private family graveside will be held in Dunlap Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions to Dunlap Cemetery in lieu of flowers. Redinger Funeral Home-Box 236-Seiling, OK 73663 will serve as custodian of the funds. Personal condolence messages can be sent to the family at www.redingerfuneralhome.com

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo