Stillwater News Press

January 30, 2013

John M. Wynn

Stillwater NewsPress

— John M. Wynn, 90, died on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 in Stillwater, Okla. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, Okla. Dr. Gordon Edwards will officiate. Interment will take place at a later date at Hartford Memorial Cemetery in Hartford, AR. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John was born Dec. 31, 1922 to John Michael Wynn and Gertrude Styron in Wilburton, Okla. John married Mary Lou Duncan on May 4, 1942 in Greenwood, Ark. They were married for 70 years until his death. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in Feb. 1943 where he attained the rank of Corporal. He received campaign medals for the American and Asiatic Pacific Campaigns, Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, World War II Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, and the China War Memorial Badge and Ribbon. He was honorably discharged January 1946 after proudly serving his country in World War II. Following regular service, he enlisted in the Army National Guard and was called up to protect the Panama Canal during the Korean Conflict where he attained the rank of First Sergeant. After discharge in 1952, John worked in the oil and gas industry until his retirement.

John was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf and his family.

John is preceded in death by his parents, John and Gertrude Wynn; brother, Robert Wynn; and sisters, Katherine Sunstedt and Mary Alice Platis.

He is survived by his wife of the home, Mary Lou Wynn; son, Tommy G. Wynn, of Stillwater, Okla.; daughter, Debra Bradshaw, and husband, James, of Mililani, Hawaii; and daughter, Charise Wynn Rosenthal, of Santa Rosa, Calif.

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