Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Rev. Isaiah Wesley

Born: 12/23/1930 Died: 09/01/2011 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: Rev.

The Rev. Isaiah Wesley, 80, of McAlester, passed away on Sept. 1, 2011, in Oklahoma City. He was born to William Taft and Rebecca (Pickens) Wesley on Dec. 23, 1930, in Blanco. Rev. Wesley attended Blanco School and Pittsburg High School. He served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Joyce Arlene Fuller on April 17, 1959, in Chicago. She preceded him in death in 2000. Rev. Wesley worked as a mechanic for Crane Carrier Co. in Tulsa for over 30 years before retiring. Rev. Wesley pastored several area churches including, Brushey Baptist Church, Rock Creek Baptist Church, Cedar Baptist Church and Zion Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed reading the Bible, watching OU football and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Taft and Rebecca Wesley; his first wife in 2000, Joyce Wesley; and an uncle, Henry Wesley Jr. He is survived by, his wife Mary of the home; daughters, Arlene Murphree with husband Randy of Tulsa, Janet Wesley of Tulsa, Diane Whalen with husband Randall of Glenpool, and Carol Scully with husband Mark of Powder Springs, Ga.; grandchildren, Phillip Wesley, Stephen Wesley, Matthew Murphree, Elijah Whalen, Allison Scully and Ryan Scully; brother Paul Wesley with wife Leona of McAlester; sisters, Ramona Robertson, Leola Lester with husband Bill, Loyce Wright with husband Dave all of McAlester, and Rozelle Wesley of Kiowa; along with aunts, numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.