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Varner Wendell Dockum

Oklahoman Published: May 31, 2000
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DOCKUM Varner Wendell Dockum, 70, passed away at home, May 29, 2000, after a courageous battle with cancer. He had an indomitable spirit and a passion for life. Wendell was born October 10, 1929, to LeRoy and Fern Dockum in Oklahoma City. After graduating from Central High School he attended Oklahoma Baptist University and the University of Oklahoma where he was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity and President of the Baptist Student Union. He served his country as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Wendell was the owner of Dockum Pontiac and Dockum Toyota. He was a past President of the Oklahoma Automobile Dealers Association and served on the National Pontiac Dealer Council as well as on the faculty of the National Automobile Dealers Academy. Wendell served as a board member of the Oklahoma National Bank and served for over 20 years on the Integris Baptist Medical Center Board. He was a trustee of the Haggai Institute and supported many Christian Ministries. Wendell had been a member of Quail Springs Baptist Church and served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He is survived by his mother, Fern Dockum; sister, Belva Yoxsimer and her husband Ron; daughter, Claudia Moseley and her husband Wade; sons, Roy Dockum and his wife Mary Beth, Don Dockum and his wife Cheryl, Bill Dockum and his wife Kim; 10 grandchildren, Kent Dockum, Niki Whitehead, Beth Dockum, Kirk Whitehead, Stephen Dockum, Brian Dockum, Carson Dockum, Jennifer Dockum, Brooke Dockum, Gloria Moseley; and many other family and friends. Wendell was an avid golfer and loved to fly and to travel. He had a contagious sense of humor and loved to make others laugh. Above all, he loved his family and will be greatly missed. He will be fondly remembered by those whose lives were so richly blessed by having known him. Memorial services will he held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 1st at the Quail Springs Baptist Church of OKC. Memorial donations may be made to Haggai Institute, P.O. Box 13, Atlanta, Georgia, 30370.

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