Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Wallace Dale Winfrey

Born: 03/21/1936 Died: 06/12/2009 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a

Wallace Dale Winfrey, 73, of Shawnee passed away on June 12, 2009, at the Valley View Hospital in Ada. He was born March 21, 1936, at Wayne to Lee Roy Winfrey and Fannie Rosetta Harrison Vinfrey. He was a graduate of Bokchito High School and attended Eastern Oklahoma State College on a basketball scholarship before serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Upon returning form Korea, he married Vaunda Carter of Durant. They made their home near Shawnee. Dale farmed and ranched, and Vaunda taught school until her death. He and his son were in the trucking business at the time of his death. Dale served in Belize, Central America, as an agriculture missionary for one year and made mission trips to India and Mexico. He was of the Baptist faith. He composed Christian hymns and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar. He was prededed in death by his parents, grandparents, and wife Vaunda. He is survived by his son and daughter, Glendayl Wayne Winfrey and Barbara Kaye Chesser, both of Shawnee; grandchildren, Samantha Russell of Oklahoma City, Randy Loper of Plano and Joseph Chesser of Shawnee.