This is information concerning obituaries, etc. as the information is provided. Information comes from friends, family members and/or newspaper and online obituaries when available. Visitors can comment (until comments are closed) on individual obituaries if there is a post associated with the name.
Our condolences to the families of the following associates. This information is provided by friends and relatives….
Please Note: When an obituary link is available I post it but those go away after some period of time and I have to remove the links so they may no longer work.
The first section contains more recent obits as they have been posted to this site. Below those you will find obits listed by year since most were before we began using this site.
George started his career at TG&Y Company in Oklahoma City, working in MIS. In 1986, he joined Arkansas Best Freight in Ft. Smith where he worked until his retirement in 2015. He was able to attend one of the reunions a few years ago.
View the full obituary at: King and Shearwood Funeral Home
Lowell O. Bowman
Mountain Home, AR, 1925 – 2018
Mr. Lowell O. Bowman, passed away with family at his side on December 3, 2018 at Riverlodge Assisted Living in Mountain Home, Arkansas, Lowell was 93. Lowell was born June 11, 1925, in Butler, Oklahoma, the son of Olan and Edith Bowman. He grew up in Butler and graduated from Butler High School in 1943.
After graduation Lowell enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served nearly 4 years in the South Pacific and northern China. Upon discharge Lowell married his high school sweetheart, Wanda Shirley, and remained happily married for over 63 years.
Lowell was employed by City Products Corporation and served in many capacities over 32
Edwina W. Johnson – June 1, 1935 – November 16, 2017
I am writing today as Roberta about my friend Edwina Edwards Johnson.
I was waiting for lunch to go last week, watching people meander past the dessert case to get into line. Two women passed by and one of them reminded me of Edwina. As I sat there phone in hand, I Googled her name and at the top of the page was her obituary. She had been on my mind for some time. Her emails had been returned undelivered. I hadn’t spoken to her in several years. When I left York the last time in 1996, we would speak more often but as with most things life got in the way. As it turns out, I probably wouldn’t have been able to reach her had I tried since, according to her obituary she had moved from York in 2015.
The photo is from her Obituary at Boulding Mortuary, York PA . There was another in the York paper but this one is much more detailed.
Edwina worked in MIS at TG&Y. She transferred with McCrory and after leaving McCrory, worked for the York school system.
Edwina was one of the most kind, caring, considerate and upbeat people I’ve ever met. This says a lot because I’ve known many people, most from my days with TG&Y, with those qualities. When I moved to York she welcomed me with open arms. Bill and I had dinner on several occasions with she and John, but for some time, both Bill and John traveled so we had girl time. Bill and John passed within a few years of each other.
We would have long talks about a variety of topics. Edwina was born the same year as my father. I never really saw an age difference and we always enjoyed our time together. I always learned something from her. I remember her vintage red velvet living room furniture and how she always made me feel at home.
Edwina took notes in shorthand. Yes, shorthand. She frequently had a steno pad full of shorthand notes. She inspired me to learn shorthand but it never took. I probably still have the book on a shelf somewhere. Maybe I’ll give it another try.
Goodbye for now dear friend!
Service information is available at Lockstone Funeral Home website. The picture is also from their obituary.
Funeral services for George Franklin Wilkinson, former T. G. & Y. store manager in Weatherford, OK will be Thursday, January 26, 2017 in “The Chapel” of Lockstone Funeral Home in Weatherford, OK. Burial will follow a 3:30 p.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery in Cushing, Oklahoma. A memorial service will be held Friday, January 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 2nd and Boulevard in Edmond, OK.
Mr. Bates was over the TG&Y Stores in Tulsa.
Service at Floral Haven Funeral Chapel, Broken Arrow, OK on 12/23/16 @ 2 p.m.
Marice Patteson, Cafeteria, passed away on August 26, 2013. Her daughter Rena provided information.
Marcetta Giardina. She passed away on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014.
Mr. Jarvis Dennis passed away on January 28, 2014. Mr. Dennis was Vice President of Transportation and Warehouse. He was 82. More information may be available on the original post.
Madge Butt, HQ Advertising Dept. died Nov. 30, 2011. Obituary Post
Ron Watkins, Store Manager, Kansas City Area, passed June 9, 2011. His wife sent this message, “My sweet husband, Ron Watkins, age 67, manager of four different TG&Y stores in the Kansas City area, died on June 9, 2011. He was so very proud of being a manager; we have our family room decorated with TG&Y signage, a framed old ad, toy trucks, and even his name badge worn while he managed his stores.”
Richard Gibson, Store 415 died May 13, 2011. Update: The Obituary for Richard Gibson
Marge Peeler passed away March 4, 2011. The obituary was in the Daily Oklahoman.
Bill Seaton passed away February 11, 2011. His funeral was last Saturday but we didn’t learn of it in time to post it earlier. You may read the obituary at http://matthewsfuneralhome.com/seaton.aspx for as long as the funeral home link is up.
Karen Ann Cochran, worked as a programmer at HQ, passed away on February 3, 2011.
Lois Chadwell, Advertising Accounting Department, passed away in 2011.
Mr. J.L. Price passed on 11/6/2013.
Cliff Powell passed away on 10/23/2013 at age 70. Cliff was a truck driver for TG&Y starting in the mid-70s.
Bill Moore passed away on August 10, 2013. He was 80.
Jack Calvin Cook passed 5/21/2013
Gary Miller was a truck driver then Director of Transportation. He passed on 5/15/13.
Fern Munroe passed on 4/30/2013; Worked in Legal/Insurance/Pension Department.
Pat Madden passed in February 2013
Oakley Rinearson, passed away April 27,2013 at age 86 in Oklahoma City. He had worked for TG&Y for 33 years and had worked under Mr. Skaggs and Mr. Keith.
Bobbye J. Fancher of Edmond, OK. She passed away on January 20, 2013.
Ada Mae Forbes who worked at the 36th and N Western store before she transferred to the office, passed away this morning about 9:30 AM, 11/30/2010. She was Hue Weirsig’s administrative assistant for many years and was a wonderful person.
Edward J. Braun, August 2010.
Roy F Kay (early day buyer and Shreveport Warehouse Mgr) – November, 2008
Bob Ramsey – December 17, 2012.
Buddy Baker – October 22, 2012
Elaine Cain – September 4, 2012.
Lin Ives worked in Traffic for several years and lost a 4 year battle with cancer on June 1, 2012.
Calvin Skaggs, District Manager, 87, died May 28, 2012.
Lee Metheny passed away on March 6, 2012 at the Binger Nursing Home in Binger, Oklahoma.
Ellen Williamson passed away November 12, 2009. As of today, 11/13/09, the obituary has not yet been published. Graveside services will probably be next week in Tulsa. Thanks Lorena Winkler Dennis for letting us know.
Bill Fehrenbach passed away September 1, 2009.
Our dear Bobbie Elmore..passed away February 9, 2009.