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Pastor Thilbert Denton "T.D." Gifford

April 11, 1944 January 11, 2019
Pastor Thilbert Denton "T.D." Gifford
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Rev. Thilbert Denton Gifford, 74, of Elk City, Oklahoma was born on April 11, 1944 in Granite, Oklahoma. He is the son of Don and Jewel (Evans) Gifford. He went to be forever with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, January 11, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma surrounded by his loving family.
He grew up in Granite, Oklahoma and graduated from Granite High School. After graduation he attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas.
Thilbert married his best friend and sweetheart, Judy Kay Lacy on April 8, 1966 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. To this union, two sons were born, Bradley Denton and Brenton Don.
He was a credential Assembly of God minister for fifty-three years. At the age of twenty-one he began pastoring the first of six churches in Colorado. He pastored at three churches and was the youth pastor at Pueblo First Springfield and Sunset Assembly Lasalle (Greely Area). He pastored Frederick, Granite First Assembly and Elk City First Assembly of God in Oklahoma.
Thilbert loved building and construction work. He was blessed to be able to oversee and be the general contractor for the new building for the First Assembly of God Church in Elk City.
He had a heart for missions. Thilbert traveled to over thirty-five countries in Europe and South America preaching, teaching and building churches and schools.
He was an avid student of the Word of God and a mighty man of prayer. Thilbert was a man of high standard and moral character. He loved serving the Lord, pastoring churches and loving people.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the First Assembly of God in Elk City, Oklahoma. Pastor Brent Gifford will officiate. Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery in Elk City, Oklahoma. Services have been entrusted to the care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home in Elk City, Oklahoma.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; one sister; one great granddaughter.
We love you papa. Enjoy heaven. See you soon.
Memorials can be made to The Link Church Missions department in care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 707, Elk City, Oklahoma 73648.
Online condolences can be sent to the family by using the online guest book at www.martin-duggerfuneralhome.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

13

Jan

1:00 PM 1/13/2019 1:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/13/2019 8:00:00 PM
Martin-Dugger Funeral Home

600 W. Country Club Boulevard
Elk City, OK 73644

Martin-Dugger Funeral Home
600 W. Country Club Boulevard Elk City 73644 OK
United States

Family Visitation

Sunday

13

Jan

3:00 PM 1/13/2019 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1/13/2019 6:00:00 PM
Martin-Dugger Funeral Home

600 W. Country Club Boulevard
Elk City, OK 73644

Martin-Dugger Funeral Home
600 W. Country Club Boulevard Elk City 73644 OK
United States

Visitation

Monday

14

Jan

8:00 AM 1/14/2019 8:00:00 AM - 8:00 PM 1/14/2019 8:00:00 PM
Martin-Dugger Funeral Home

600 W. Country Club Boulevard
Elk City, OK 73644

Martin-Dugger Funeral Home
600 W. Country Club Boulevard Elk City 73644 OK
United States

Funeral service

Tuesday

15

Jan

10:00 AM 1/15/2019 10:00:00 AM
First Assembly of God Church

2701 South Randall
Elk City, OK 73644

First Assembly of God Church
2701 South Randall Elk City 73644 OK
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fairlawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

1607 North Washington
Elk City, OK 73644

1607 North Washington Elk City 73644 OK
United States

Memorial Contribution

The Link Church-Missions

Elk City, OK
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