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Tom Alvin Mikles

April 5, 1932 February 25, 2019
Tom Alvin Mikles
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Obituary for Tom Alvin Mikles

Tom Alvin Mikles, 86, of Elk City, Oklahoma was born on April 5, 1932 in Sayre, Oklahoma to J.A. and Laura Ella (Wingfield) Mikles. He went to walk with his heavenly Father on Monday, February 25, 2019 in Sayre, Oklahoma surrounded by his loving family.
He graduated from Merritt High School in 1950 and Oklahoma State (Oklahoma A & M) class of 1955. Tom proudly served in the United States Navy from 1955 until he was honorably discharged in 1957. Tom married his sweetheart and best friend, Lorene White on April 16, 1960 in La Crescenta, California.
He was a member of the Prairie View Baptist Church where he was very active and served as a deacon.
Tom was a farmer and a Vocational Agricultural teacher at Sweetwater and Merritt School for many years. He enjoyed watching the Ag shows and mentoring the younger Ag teachers and loved going to state and county livestock shows. Tom was a former member of the Merritt School Board. His passion was farming and ranching. He was an avid OSU football and basketball fan that enjoyed watching the games. Tom was very active in his grandchildren’s activities and lives.
On Sunday, Tom told Lorene he loved the Lord and his wife.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Martin-Dugger Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019 at Prairie View Baptist Church in Elk City, Oklahoma. Rev. Charles Henthorn 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.
Cherishing his memory is his wife of 58 plus years, Lorene of the home; three sons, Tom Mikles and his wife, Robin of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Tim Mikles and his wife, Paula of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Ted Mikles and his wife, Leslie of Sayre, Oklahoma; one brother, Luke Mikles and his wife, Joyce of Sayre, Oklahoma; one sister, Eupha Joyce Damron and her husband, Dean of Sayre, Oklahoma; one sister-in-law, Sherill Mikles of Columbia, Missouri; ten grandchildren, Tori Pfeiffer and her husband, Levi, Jared Mikles and his wife, Samantha, Jacy Mikles, Kallie Mikles, Trent Mikles and his wife, Kelsie, Katie Mikles, Tanner Mikles, Luke Mikles, Melanie Mikles and Taryn Mikles; three great-grandchildren, Jaden Mikles, Kingston Pfeiffer and Cortland Mikles.
He is preceded in death by his parents, J.A. and Ella Mikles, and one brother, Gene Mikles.
Memorials can be made to the Oklahoma FFA Foundation/Merritt Chapter 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

Tuesday

26

Feb

1:00 PM 2/26/2019 1:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/26/2019 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

Visitation

Wednesday

27

Feb

8:00 AM 2/27/2019 8:00:00 AM - 8:00 PM 2/27/2019 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

Visitation

Thursday

28

Feb

8:00 AM 2/28/2019 8:00:00 AM - 8:00 PM 2/28/2019 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

Thursday

28

Feb

6:00 PM 2/28/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/28/2019 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

Friday

1

Mar

2:00 PM 3/1/2019 2:00:00 PM
Prairie View Baptist

I-40 & S Hwy 34
Elk City, OK 73644

Prairie View Baptist
I-40 & S Hwy 34 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
USA

Memorial Contribution

Oklahoma FFA Foundation/Merritt Foundation

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