David Wayne Soban

September 11, 1957February 2, 2019

Funeral services for David Wayne Soban will be held on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 2:00pm with Pastor David Jones officiating. His visitation will be conducted Friday, February 8th, 2019 beginning at 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Reed-Culver Chapel. He will be laid to rest at Neugin Cemetery next to his dad, William Soban. Online condolences for his family may be left at Pallbearers for David include Coy Vaughn, Jeremiah Gatewood, Eugene Adair, Brandon Adair, Tye McNatt, and Willard Oosahwee. His honorary pallbearers include Blacky Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Larry Gatewood, Claude Wilson and Millard Leonard. David Wayne Soban was born on Wednesday, September 11th, 1957 in Kansas City, MO, the son of William and Cora (Treasure) Soban.He grew up with one brother, Tommy and two sisters, Carol and Sharon. He attended school in Hulbert and Lost City, graduated from high school and then began his career as a Union Iron Worker with Local #14, a career beginning in 1979, spanning 37 years. He loved traveling the USA, amd has been from Maine to Washington, Florida to Texas, Pennsylvania to Nebraska and everywhere in between. The work was hard, but David kept himself in shape and worked from sunup to sundown, and was the definition of dedication. Whenever he had some time, he was a shade tree mechanic, and loved working on the cars in his collection. He was blessed with a really good sense of humor, loved the great outdoors, camping and fishing, time spent with family and friends, and most of all, long walks with the grandchildren he adored. He was the proud father of a son, Billy and a daughter, Vanessa. The greatest people on earth were his grandchildren, Kaylei and Shiye, they were warm, witty and wonderful to David. He married Beverly Louise Tobias in Lufkin, TX on September 9th, 2016. David had recently traveled to Nebraska to work when the Lord called this kind and hardworking man home from his labors. He was 61 years old and leaves a void that can never be filled. He is preceded in death by his mother, father, and grandparents. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Beverly of the home in Tahlequah. He leaves two children, Billy Soban and wife Aubrey of Hulbert, OK, and Vanessa Duncan of Stilwell, OK. he leaves his brother and sisters, Tommy Soban and wife Sue of Oklahoma, sisters Carol Rockey and husband Joe of Norwood, OK, and Sharon “Suzie” Soban of Tulsa, OK. David has two step daughters, Susan Thayer of Lufkin, TX and Sarah Simmons also of Lufkin, TX. David lives on in his grandchildren, Kaylei Cannon of Hulbert, OK, and Shiye Soban also of Hulbert, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.


  • Coy Vaughn
  • Jeremiah Gatewood
  • Eugene Adair
  • Brandon Adair
  • Tye McNatt
  • Willard Oosahwee
  • Blacky Johnson, Honorary
  • Thomas Johnson, Honorary
  • Larry Gatewood, Honorary
  • Claude Wilson, Honorary
  • Millard Leonard, Honorary


  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 9, 2019

David Wayne Soban

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Robbie Sparks

February 14, 2019

David was a good person. When my little sister had to stay awake for 24 hours to have a procedure done he went to the hospital and played cards with her to help keep her awake. To the outside world David was a pretty tough guy but to Billy and the family he was a good Dad and a wonderful Poppa David. He will be missed. R.I.P.

Danny Callies

February 11, 2019

I have worked with David since 2005 and got to work with David in Nebraska. I have included a picture I took of David on January 15th. David was an amazing Ironworker, hard worker, team player and a good friend. David shared want a blessing it has been to be working on the road with his son. He will be missed by all who got to know and love him.

Danny Callies
Corporate Safety Director
G&R Mineral Services, Inc.

Leda Whitekiller

February 11, 2019

So sorry to hear of Davids passing. I hadn't seen him in a long time but we graduated together in 1975. He was a good man and I send my condolences to his family. God Bless!!

Billie and Bud Vann

February 9, 2019

I've known David and his family my whole life, he and my Dad Blackie were very close, close enough I thought we were related when I was a kid. We recently got to visit with David, my husband got to meet him and talk about cars. David knows no strangers, makes friends out of everyone he meets. He will be missed. We send our sincere apologies, love, and condolences to the family!!! May he rest in peace and be a Guardian Angel to his Grandkids!!!

Tammy Cook

February 9, 2019

Have known David since I was a teen, him and Rob took me on dates with them in the blue trans am which I thought was so cool, I even got to drive it once, lol I played many a game of ‘gotcha last’, and went swimming at the lake with him when he wore his jeans, cause he didn’t want to show his legs .lol,Many Years, Many Memories! My heart goes out to Billy and and the rest of his family♥️

Barry & Pam McLemore

February 8, 2019

So sorry for your loss, We have known David for years. Billy is my cousins son. I am so sorry for Billy and his babies. David was a good man, even better daddy, He will be missed R.I.P. David. It's hard to believe he's gone even though we haven't seen him in years. Had a lot of good times with him.
Barry & Pam