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Wayne Timberlake, Jr., of Calera, OK, passed from this life on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the age of 56 . He was born on Tuesday, May 1, 1962 in Durant, OK to Amos Wayne and Shirley Ann (Holland) Timberlake.
Wayne was a lifelong resident of Bryan County and enjoyed woodworking, fishing and helping others. He was a member of the Mead Baptist Church and dedicated 30 years to law enforcement.
Wayne worked for DPD for several years as patrol, detective, and administration, leaving in 2000 for bigger and greener pastures. He was a member of the P.D. family. For those who have not had the pleasure of knowing him, he’s a person you just had to love. Mischievous, is the first word that comes to my mind, I guess, partly, due to the impish grin he usually wears. He’s one of those people with no filter. Words usually pop out of his mouth before thought, then comes laughter when realization sets in. He’s hysterically funny!!! His enthusiasm for whatever his latest endeavor around the P.D. was always contagious.
He was the organizer for several programs in our department. McGruff, D.A.R.E., K-9, P.A.C.E, and the Narcotics Unit, to name a few. He started S.W.A.T. and got an old bread truck donated, that the members painted white and was dubbed “THE SWAT VAN”.
Preceding him in death were his parents and grandparents. Survivors include his wife Sheila (Long) Timberlake of the home to whom he dedicated 16 years of marriage; son Jason Wayne Timberlake of Seminole, OK.; daughter Tiffany Timberlake of Denison, TX and her children, Devon, Frankie and Amelia; Sister Lanita Winford and husband Mike of Sherman, TX; nephews Nick Winford and wife Tammi of Pottsboro, TX, and their two sons Ryan and Landon. Ben Winford and Tiffany of Atlantic, IA. and their three daughters Emma, Miley and Aubrey as well as 6 grandchildren and many other extended family.
A family hour will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, at Gordon Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 9, at the Mead Baptist Church in Mead, OK. Bro. Kerry Groce will be officiating. Monty Montgomery, Joe Sebourn, Johnny Rutherford, Ben Veenstra, David Houser and Durward Cook will be serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Jones, Charlie Stiefer R.D. Hendrix, Keith Childers, Jimmy Brown, Joe Jefferson, Jim Ely, Ardie Ballew, Jeff Ballew, Greg Pollock and Johnny Christian. Arrangements are under the direction of Gordon Funeral Home, 221 N. 3rd, Durant, PH- 580-916-9090, www.gordonfh.com.