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Dick Persons, 70 year old lifelong Woodward resident, died Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, September 10, 2018 at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, Lincoln Avenue Campus with Reverend Jason Dirks officiating. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Richard Wayne “Dick” Persons, was born on February 11, 1948 in Woodward, Oklahoma; he was the son of Ralph, Jr. and Christine (Braley) Persons. He was reared in Woodward, and graduated from Woodward High School with the class of 1966. Dick then attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva. He was united in marriage to Jeannie Kropf in Woodward where they made their home. Dick and Jeannie were blessed with three children, Ryan, Heath and Sarah. He worked for Boomer Buick, drove a Mack Tool Truck, before he returned to Northwestern and received Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work. He then began his career working at Western Plains Youth Shelter, Cimarron Therapeutic Services, before working for the State of Oklahoma at the Lighthouse, retiring in 2009. The day after retiring he and his son Heath began Northwest Cabinets and Countertops. Dick also spent a lot of time subbing at the Mooreland Schools, where he made many friends and was loved by the kids.

Throughout his professional career he had the opportunity to counsel people in need, and because of his genuine caring nature for people he made several lifelong friends. He loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren fishing or shooting guns, he loved just being with them.

He was a member of 1000 Hills Ranch Church, where he was active in the band, playing his guitar.

Dick is survived by his loving wife Jeannie of the home; son, Heath Persons and wife Kelli of Mooreland; Sarah Persons and Eric Crawford of Woodward; seven grandchildren, Chelsea Peterson; Kylie Lopez; Jordan Persons (Querry); Chandler Persons; Easton Persons; Lennon Persons; Hudson Persons; one great-grandchild, Kaisen Lopez; mother, Christine Persons of Woodward; brother, Danny Persons and wife Marlyn of Woodward; one sister, Nancy Meyer of Fargo; mother-in-law, Valree Kropf of Woodward; several nieces, nephews, other family and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Persons, Jr.; son, Ryan Persons; two brothers-in-law, Randy Meyer; and Richard Swafford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Western Plains Youth Shelter or the Mooreland Education Foundation with the funeral home accepting the contributions.


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Visitation

Sunday

9

Sep

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Billings Funeral Home

1621 Downs Avenue
Woodward, OK 73801

Funeral Service

Monday

10

Sep

2:00 PM
Lincoln Ave. Baptist Church

1620 Lincoln Ave.
Woodward, OK 73801

Burial

Monday

10

Sep

Elmwood Cemetery

2755 Downs Ave.
Woodward, OK 73801

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