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David "Lon" McGrew of Blanchard, OK, age 50, died Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:30 on Saturday, January 28 at Havenbrook Funeral Home, 3401 Havenbrook Street, Norman.
Lon was born in Abilene, TX on March 30, 1966 to John and Carolyn McGrew. He attended the University of Texas and later moved to Edmond, OK where his family had relocated. While working at Penn Square Mall, Lon met his wife to be, Shari Sue Smith. Lon and Shari were married May 7, 1993. The couple have two children, sons Maverick Lon McGrew, age 21, and Hudson Pike McGrew, age 19.
As a sports fan and native Texan, Lon followed the Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys football teams with fervor. You could always see him in a ball cap sporting a Steer or a Star. As an outdoorsman, he always looked forward to his annual deer hunting trip with his dad for some male bonding and family time. And as a cooking enthusiast, something he learned from his mother who is a wizard in the kitchen, Lon was a year-round grill master and made amazing Italian and Mexican food much to family and friends' delight.
Lon was such an intellectually curious guy and would always have something interesting or enlightening to say on many topics like technology, cosmology and film; and he always encouraged and challenged his boys to expand their knowledge of the world around them. Their conversations were usually engaging, entertaining and fun to experience. He also enjoyed being involved with his sons and their friends as a volunteer football coach.
The thing about Lon in so many ways, from his stature to his persona, is that he was Big Daddy and Top Dog - a true group leader and the kind of person everyone liked, admired and looked to for his opinion and humor and to the kindness of his generous spirit. He was an example of loyalty and commitment to those around him and was a wonderful husband and father.
Lon was preceded in death by his sister, Janet McGrew of Chickasha, OK. He is survived by his wife Shari, their sons Maverick and Hud of the home; parents John and Carolyn McGrew of Horseshoe Bay, TX; grandmother Louise McGrew of Odessa, TX; nephews John David McGrew and Drake Capps of Chickasha, OK; and in-laws Robert and Juanitta Goins and brother-in-law Bruce Huntley of Norman, OK.
Published on January 27, 2017
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