CHICKASHA, Okla. — Randie Ray Wolverton, 69, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Randie Wolverton and his twin brother, Ronnie, were born Feb. 28, 1951, in Macon, Georgia, to Bill Gene and Betty Rhae (Widup) Wolverton. Their mother died when he was 10 years old and his father married Edna Wolverton, who raised them as her own.
Randie graduated from Parsons High School in 1970.
He married DeAun Tait in 1970, and to this union his children, Shane and Melanie, were born.
He first worked as a pipeline X-ray technician in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He then worked for the Parsons Fire Department, which was his dream job, until 1974. He went to work for the Michigan-Wisconsin Pipeline Co. in Lyons and Abilene and then Chickasha, Oklahoma, retiring from there when it was known as ANR. He then became a contract welder working with several companies through Pipeline Union 798 in Tulsa, retiring in January 2017.
He was married to Sidney Walker Wolverton for 25 years until her passing.
On March 17, 2017, Randie married Ann Taylor, and they lived in Chickasha.
He enjoyed golfing and collecting guns. He loved to visit family and would take trips to Kansas, where he liked to golf with his brother, son and grandchildren. He was a jokester with a great sense of humor, and he loved to laugh. He liked to be the life of the party and he loved to cook. Randie had a kind heart and always put others ahead of himself. He loved his extended family, and his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy. He adored his pets, most recently, Millie.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Wolverton of Chickasha; son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Lisa Wolverton of Humboldt; daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Jeff Kidd of Oklahoma City; brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Debra Wolverton of Parsons; grandchildren and spouses, Bethany and Mustafa Alzanadi, Jolie and Brad Myers, Dillon and Haley Wolverton, Madison, Kora and Ellisyn Kidd; great-grandchildren, Kenzington, Eithan, Cole and Jaxson; stepson James Bell; and stepdaughter, Deborah Collier; and other extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Betty Wolverton, Bill Wolverton and Edna Wolverton; his wife, Sidney Wolverton; sister, Cherie Kruse; and niece, Angie McKinney.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel in Chickasha with Brad Davis officiating.