Daniel Wayne Childers
November 16, 1950 – August 9, 2018
Dan was born Nov. 16, 1950, the eldest of 4 siblings, to Bill and Mozell Childers in Denison, Texas. He passed from this life August 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mozell; father, Daniel Williams Childers; and sister, Linda. Dan was a proud Army Veteran. He fought bravely in the Vietnam War with the 101st Airborne Unit. On his return from the war, he married the love of his life, Renea Stubblefield on August 16, 1975 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Together they raised a loving family. After earning his Master’s Degree at Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma, he started his career with Phillips Petroleum Company. He retired after 23 years traveling the country with his family. He finally settled in Newalla, Oklahoma. Dan is survived by his wife, Renea of Newalla, Oklahoma; son, Billy Childers of South Monroe, Louisiana; daughter, Alisa Carter and her husband Jerry Carter of Durant, Oklahoma; daughter, Sarah Canion and her husband Brent of Aztec, New Mexico; and son, Michael Childers of Newalla, Oklahoma; and sister, Barbara Chatham and her husband Gary of Shawnee, Oklahoma. Dan cherished his seven grandchildren, Zachary, Tristan, Keeley, Bradley, Blakely, and Bryon; many step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; brother, Tommy of Phoenix, Arizona. Honorary pallbearers include, Bradley Canion; Blakely Canion; Bryon Canion; Tristan Childers; Zachary Childers; Michael Childers; Billy Childers; Jerry Carter; and Brent Canion. Memorial services will be officiated by Richard Bass at Bill Eisenhour Northeast Chapel, 8805 NE 23rd St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Inurnment will be at Jones I.O.O.F. Cemetery later following cremation.
- Bradley Canion, Honorary Pallbearer
- Blakely Canion, Honorary Pallbearer
- Bryon Canion
- Triston Childers, Honorary Pallbearer
- Zachary Childers, Honorary Pallbearer
- Michael Childers, Honorary Pallbearer
- Billy Childers
- Jerry Carter, Honorary Pallbearer
- Brent Canion, Honorary Pallbearer
- Memorial Service Sunday, August 12, 2018
Daniel Wayne Childers
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August 10, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the Childers family. Zachary has shared many special memories of his Grandpa Dan over the years. And, our Lord has welcomed another angel home.
I hope this scripture and poem will bring some comfort.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
An Empty House
It’s not as if I’m going,
to an empty house, you see.
I know I’m going up there,
with my other family.
I want no tears or crying.
I want to see you smile.
Just stay with me and hold my hand
as I walk that last long mile.
My life’s been good and filled with love,
just see how I’ve been blessed.
I’ve seen a lot and done a lot,
I’ve had the very best.
Why, look around and you will see,
as all of you are here
that no one could have asked for more ~
you’re all so very dear.
No, it’s not an empty house,
this place I’m traveling to,
I’m just arriving sooner,
than any one of you.
-- Patti Koch ‘96
With my deepest sympathy ~ God Bless,