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Wayne Lloyd Dimmick, longtime resident of Tonkawa, OK passed away peacefully on August 28, 2019. Services to celebrate Wayne’s life will be on September 7, 2019 at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church located in Tonkawa, OK. under the kind guidance of the Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service.
Wayne was born August 6, 1943 in Alva, OK to Ira and Claudine Dimmick. Wayne loved helping his father care for the family farm south of Alva. Wayne was equally at home on a combine or wheat drill as he was in the classroom.
Wayne graduated from Dacoma High School in 1961. He attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva and then went on to Oklahoma State University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Education.
Wayne was united in marriage to Maribel June Rich on May 29, 1965 in Cleo Springs, OK. They recently celebrated 54 wonderful years.
He taught Agriculture Education at Geary High School, Waynoka High School, and Newkirk High School. While teaching full time and raising three children he received his Master of Education from Oklahoma State University. After teaching for 30 years, he retired and started his own construction company in Tonkawa, OK.
He enjoyed watching any type of OSU sporting event and Thunder Basketball. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and raising and training hunting dogs. He spent many hours traveling to stock shows with his granddaughter, Megan. He also enjoyed being” Pappa” to his three younger grandchildren.
Wayne will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He was also a dedicated Agriculture Education Teacher and FFA Advisor and influenced hundreds of students throughout his career.
He is preceded in death by: his parents, Ira and Claudine Dimmick, father-in-law and mother-in-law Carl and Annabel Rich, and siblings Valgene Barnes and Sharon Freeman.
He is survived by his wife Maribel Dimmick, of Tonkawa, OK; daughter Kristel Dimmick-Ducotey and fiancé Gordon Brewer, of Tonkawa, OK; daughter Stephanie Hesser and husband David Hesser II, of Stillwater, OK; and son Chad Dimmick and wife Kalee, of Yukon, OK. Also 3 grandchildren Megan Crenshaw and husband Remington, of Fairfax, OK; Addison and Collin Dimmick, of Yukon, OK and one great grandson, Reece Crenshaw of Fairfax, OK.
The family would like to thank Dr. Holden and staff, the staff of Precise Home Health Care, Humanity Hospice, and Creekside Village Assisted Living.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations in Wayne’s name to the Oklahoma FFA Foundation, 1500 W. Seventh Ave., Stillwater, OK 74074 Remembrances may be shared online at www.stittsworthfuneralservies.com