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John Dwain Stinson was born July 30, 1948, and passed from this life January 30, 2018. He arrived to proud parents, Gene and Neta Stinson as well as older brother Jerry. Born and raised in Mangum, Oklahoma, he was a 1965 delegate to Oklahoma Boys State and played football for the Mangum Tigers.
After graduating in 1965 he attended Oklahoma City University on a scholarship from the First United Methodist Church of which he was a member. He graduated from OCU in 1970 with a degree in accounting and later passed the Certified Public Accounting exam in 1987. Dwain held various jobs including positions at Western Electric, L and S Bearing, TOTCO and Gilt Edge Dairy before retiring after a 26 year career with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service in December 2016. He was also a member of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants.
As a child, he enjoyed family reunions at Taylor Park, Colorado every summer. Wonderful memories he spoke of with great fondness. He loved to watch OU sporting events, football and basketball in particular. He was a very loving and supportive father, never missing any of his daughter's softball games or school events. He traveled to Mexico, with Sherri, on a medical and construction mission trip in the summer of 2003. He could not have been a better father to Sherri or son to his parents whom he loved very much. He was a passionate collector of Native American art and enjoyed a wide genre of music from blue grass and Bob Dylan to Native American flute compositions.
"JD" is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents as well as many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his daughter, Sherri Stinson and her mother, Jan Potts, brother Jerry and his wife Deborah of Port Townsend, Washington and their son, Joel and his wife, Laura, Aunt Sandy Hare and her sons, Steve, his wife Lisa and their son, and John, his wife Carrie and their children, cousins Pat, his wife Terri, their children and grandchildren, Mike Hare, his wife Colleen, their children and grandchildren, Mike Garrison, his wife Linda and their children, Rod Campbell and wife Adrienne, their children and grandchildren, Nikki Hare Ehlers and family of Iowa, Janie Hare Tarulli and her family of Missouri as well as many friends, co-workers and wonderful neighbors.
Per John Dwain's wishes, no funeral service will be held. A celebration of his life will take place later in the Spring.
Published on February 3, 2018
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