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Service Friday for Nem D. Wafford

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Service Friday for Nem D. Wafford

Funeral services for Nem D. Wafford, a Wapanucka resident, will be held Friday, December 29, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Brown’s Funeral Chapel in Atoka, OK with Pastor Claudie Buie officiating. Burial was in Wells Valley Cemetery with Brown’s Funeral Service of Atoka in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Wafford was born December 24, 1943 to Nem and Sally (Taylor) Wafford in Atoka county and passed away Friday, December 22, 2023 at Durant at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 28 days. He graduated from Olney High School in May of 1962. Nem proudly served his country and fought in the Vietnam War. He returned state side and started work as a dozer operator helping build the Indian Nation Turnpike. In 1970 he began his life as a cross country truck driver. He drove a truck until 2022 when he medically had to give up his profession. Driving a truck ran deep in his blood as it was a passion for him. Nem married the love of his life, Deloris Irene Pierce on November 17, 1962 in Wapanucka, OK. They had one daughter, Chris who was born on October 22, 1968. Nem had a way with animals as he had trained many horses, mules and donkeys to do things on command In his older years he took up a hobby of driving a wagon with a team of mules. Rose and Becky were his two girls. They would pull his wagon for many miles and numerous states for up to 28 days at a time. He had a special pup named Pharoh that rode with him on every ride. After losing Pharoh, his latest pup, Pete has taken over the role as man’s best friend. Nem saved a tiny little kitten who had not opened his eyes yet. He nursed this kitten with an eyedropper. Joe Lewis became his best, but meanest cat.

Survivors include his daughter, Chris Carter and husband Chad of Durant, OK; granddaughters, Kolby Halley and husband Shawn, Morgan Feltman and husband Timothy, and Krystal Roth and Jimmy Johnson, all of Durant; great-grandchildren, Tarter Robison, Sailor, Kolson Syrus and Zara Halley, Teller and Noah Feltman, Londyn Matthews, and Westin Wise; nieces and nephews, Sabrina, Adam, Breuklynd, and Zachary Vaughn; dog and cat, Pete and Joe Lewis; special friends, Donna James, Debbie Wafford, Roy Burkhalter, and Dale Baughman, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, siblings, other relatives and many dearly loved friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Deloris Irene Pierce Wafford; parents, Nem and Sally (Taylor) Wafford; sister Joyce Nadine Ennis; grandparents, Milton and Annie Taylor and Dial and Lela Wafford; aunts, Myrtle Walker, Vivian Cook, Ruby Woods, Elsie Jones, Ora Plumley, Cora Dewberry, and Ruthie Sharp; uncles, Lem Wafford, D. M. Cook, Buck, Louie, Luther and Alvie Taylor.

Casketbearers will be Chad Carter, Shawn Halley, Timothy Feltman, Adam Vaughn, Zachary Vaughn, and Shane Graham. Serving as honorary bearers will be Glen Hamersley, Dillard Stanley, Dale Baughman, Haskell Cook, Pete Plumley and Ronnie Plumley.

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