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Efton Wayman

October 7, 1935 April 4, 2019
Efton Wayman
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Roy Efton Wayman, 83-year-old longtime Vinita resident, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, April 4, 2019. He was born on October 7, 1935 in the Estella area of Craig County, to Juanita Fern (Lay) and Melvin Henry Wayman. Efton grew up in Jet, Oklahoma. After graduating high school, Efton attended college at Northwestern in Alva. Efton and Rosetta Marie Parsons were married on February 2, 1957 at Bunker Hill church west of Vinita. He worked for Northeast Rural Electric Cooperative for 38 years retiring in 1995. Efton worked in many capacities for the Co-op including, billing clerk, dispatch and head cashier. He was an avid quail and pheasant hunter, fisherman, spending a lot of good times on REC’s dock, fishing on Grand Lake. Efton also was a little league coach for many years in the Vinita Little League. He was a member of the New Life Church of Vinita, in his earlier years Efton had served as a Sunday School Teacher for the 3rd,4th, and 5th grades at Trinity Baptist Church in Vinita. After his retirement Efton enjoyed, working with his tractor, helping neighbors and friends when he could. Most of all he loved spending time with his kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and great-great-grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Kenneth Wayman and a sister Melva Babcock.
The family includes; his wife, Rosetta Marie of the home; children, Monica Waymire and husband Mike of Vinita, Randy Wayman and wife Cindy of Vinita, Doug Wayman and wife Debbie of Broken Arrow; eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home.
Friends may give to the Vinita Backpack Program in Efton's Memory.
The celebration of life will be held Monday, April 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the New Life Church south of Vinita, Pastor Kevin Baker will officiate. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Vinita. Online condolences may be made at or on our Facebook page. Arrangements are by the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral and Cremation Service of Vinita.

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6:00 PM 4/7/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/7/2019 8:00:00 PM
Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home Chapel

201 N. Wilson Street
Vinita, OK 74301

Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home Chapel
201 N. Wilson Street Vinita 74301 OK
United States

Celebration of Life




10:00 AM 4/8/2019 10:00:00 AM
New Life Church Vinita

33515 S 4430 Rd
Vinita, OK 74301

New Life Church Vinita
33515 S 4430 Rd Vinita 74301 OK
United States

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Fairview Cemetery Final Resting Place

Eastern State Road and N 2nd Street
Vinita, OK 74301

Eastern State Road and N 2nd Street Vinita 74301 OK
United States

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