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Wayne Silkey

December 8, 1947 — August 19, 2022

Tulsa, OK

Wayne Silkey

Funeral services for Wayne Silkey, 74, of Turley, OK, were held Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Sperry, OK. Phil Johnson officiated, and burial was in Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, OK. Casket bearers were Jacob Collier, Brandon Pritchett, Chase Pulliam, Artie Silkey, Dalton Pritchett, and Cole Silkey. Honorary Casket bearers were Josh Burden, Robert Silkey, Logan Silkey, Robert Johnson, and Dylan Silkey. Ushers were Roger Moss and Richard Moss.

Wayne was born December 8, 1947, in Tulsa, OK, to Charles Albert and Emma Mae (Harlow) Silkey. He passed away August 19, 2022, in Turley, OK.

Wayne married Glenda Sue Silkey and they were married for 52 years. He was a retired truck driver but held other occupations over the years. He was involved in the Lions Club and the Turley VFW for many years. Wayne was a jokester and was happy when he could pull one over on someone. He loved karaoke and singing with his family and friends. Now he can keep on singing. Wayne was strong until the end. When Sue got to the hospital to bring Wayne home, Wayne asked her for his scooter and told her, “I think if I have my scooter, then I will be okay.” He never gave up and never let his illness get in the way of anything that he wanted to do. If you wanted to know Wayne’s story, you would be here forever. Wayne never asked for anything without trying to give something in return. Wayne loved his family and friends, but most of all, he loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Wayne and Sue also had many other kids that they loved dearly, even if they weren’t theirs. He taught many of them how to do many things, from cleaning deer to building a barn. He had a bond with each and every one of them. He loved his family unconditionally.

One of his great-grandchildren asked Sue why Papa wasn’t in bed anymore and when she tried explaining it to him, he said “So no one will steal him?”

Sue would like to thank everyone for standing by her and her family not just in their time of need, but throughout their life together.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Silkey; children, Sherri Silkey, Melody Silkey, and Wendy (Silkey) Johnson and Barry; grandchildren, Amber Silkey, Nicole Collier, Jacob Collier, Robert Johnson, and Bridget Johnson, Triny, Chase and Kayla; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Valerie, Bentlee, Katie, Rylee, Kinsley, Cody, Jayden, and Jasper; mother, Emma Silkey; brothers, Albert, Kenneth, and Sam; sisters, Avon and Emma Mae; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Silkey; brothers, Harold Silkey, Russell Silkey, Jack Silkey, James Silkey, Ed Silkey, Stanley Silkey, Leonard Silkey, and John Silkey; and sister, Delores Dempster.

Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.

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Past Services


Tuesday, August 23, 2022

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Sperry Christian Church

208 E Main St, Sperry, OK 74073

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

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