Fred Wade Pappan ----------------- Fred Wade Pappan, longtime Newkirk resident, died late Tuesday night, April 4, 2000 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Ponca City. He was 66.
The son of Walter and Viola Wilma (Bellmard) Pappan, he was born March 19, 1934 in Newkirk. He grew up and received his education in Newkirk, graduating with the class of 1953. After graduation he attended OSU for two years. He then went to Weatherford to be trained in watch repair.
He worked in Oklahoma City and Arkansas City.
On August 4, 1967 he and Virginia Mae Fox were married in Stilwell, Oklahoma. They made their home in Newkirk where they have since resided. Mr. Pappan retired after his marriage.
He was a member of the Kaw tribe and served as an officer of boards.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and manicuring his lawn, and rodeos.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; one daughter, Rebecca Pappan; two step children, Bob Brown of Dennison, Texas and Charlotte Dodd of Newkirk; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 7 in the Washunga Cemetery, Newkirk with Craig Vance of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Miller-Stahl Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Those serving as casket bearers were Jason Stopp, Nathan Stopp, Bill Dodd, Joe Revard, Luther Pepper and Mitchell Pepper.