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W.A. Wesley Sipes
(1941 - 2005)

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Name: Mr W.A. Wesley Sipes
Nick Name: Dub
Gender: Male
Age: 64 years old
Lived: Thursday, 1 May 1941 - Wednesday, 16 November 2005

My Story

When I was little my siblings found it easier to call me "Dub" instead of W.A. and the nickname stuck. Later in life since my initials didn't really stand for anything, I took on the name Wesley. It was my grandfather's name. I was born in Braggs, OK. Raised around the Ft. Gibson, Muskogee area. Was one of 9 children. Six boys and three girls. We didn't have much growin' up and we had to farm for a living. I didn't get to finish high school because of the times, and boys were needed more for helping out around the homestead, than to finish school.

When I reached the age of 17 I was hell on wheels. bar Fights, I boxed, and as the song by Toby Keith "As good as I once was" states, *There was a time in my prime I could really lay it down.* But my goal in life after being on the farm was having some livestock and I knew that someday I would have me a place with some cattle and acreage.

Someday. My first marriage gave me a son. We named him Gary. He was born March 13th, 1960. His mother and I divorced, and I didn't get to see him for many years,but did finally end up working together later in life. On Oct. 10th 1964 my mother and sister were driving back from my sisters school. My sister was rehearsing her school play lines, and mother was coming over the railroad tracks. They were hit by a train. My sister barely made it out alive and was in the hospital unconscious for some time, but my mother was thrown from her vehicle, and killed.

By 1972 I was seeing a lady and we married in Feb. I was truckin at that time, pulling an 18 wheeler loaded with cattle. Running between Oklahoma and California. On March 12th, 1976 we had twin girls. One was stillborn, but the other lived. We named her Amber Dawn. I took her everywhere I went, and she was a daddy's girl. I always told my family and friends when referring to her, no matter how old she got that "I just saw my little girl the other day", or Yep my little girl is doing alright." I liked to call her Dinkey and Puddin' too. We had a bond that no one could come between.

I started my own business in 1993, and for the first time ever in my life things were going very well. I had worked hard to get to where I was at. Our family prospered,but all good things do come to an end, In 1997 once again things just didn't seem to work out, and I was divorced again, and moved to the Sapulpa area of OK. I stayed in touch with my Ex-Wife and we remained very good friends - it was a mutual divorce - I suppose we just grew apart. Sad really. I still had my business, and I also worked for some attorneys who owned real estate. I remodeled the homes, so that they could flip them. I guess you could say I was a kind of "flip crew" I had my own team, and we got the job done. We actually did the whole top floor of a Tulsa mini skyscraper and turned it into a law firm office.

Things were good. I did finally meet one other woman, and did end up marrying one more time. In the end the result was the worse mistake I ever made. I told my daughter shortly before my death that if my wife didn't stop doing the things she was doing that I would have to leave her. Of all the things that could happen. I started to see that my wife didn't like my daughter at all. She didn't like my daughter working for me, and she didn't like me working so hard. She knew I was a work-a-holic and she started to have me followed by investigators, and had trackers placed on my truck. Just so she could see where I was at. The investigators told her that I was working. She wasn't satisfied.

On Nov. 16th, 2005 I was making my way to work early one morning. I was driving my ranger with an 8 ft flatbed trailer. A man in a dumptruck hit me from behind. My truck went down the ravine, rolling, and ejecting me from the truck. During this time the man didn't call 911, and didn't come to see if I was alright. Instead a women came out of nowhere to help me. Her name was Jamie. I will always remember her for the help she gave to me, and to Trish and Michael the EMT"s that were there. 

I lived for almost 2 hours, and I finally went home around 7:58 am. All in all, I see how things were and this was the best opportunity I could have been given. I am home now with my mother,father, brother, sister,and daughter. I had a hard life, a very hard life. I worked for everything and usually didn't have much to show for it. But one thing... 6 months before I died. I bought a home in Mannford. It was an old home from the early 1900's. I completely refurbished it. I had acreage, and I had cattle. I finally had what I always wanted.

I love you puddin'

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For you Daddy

Biography

Fathers Name: O.L. Sipes
Mothers Name: MaeDell Sipes
Children's Names: Gary and Amber
Siblings Names: Cecil, Leon,Densel,Gale, Eva
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Tulsa
Occupation: Self-Employment
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Born Again Christian

Interests

Favourite Sport: Boxing
Favourite Movie: Clint Eastwood Movies
Favourite Music Genre: Country
Favourite Artist: Merle Hagard and George Jones

Passing

Place of Passing: Tulsa
Date of Passing: 16 November 2005
Cause of Passing: Car Accident
Place of Burial: Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma
Funeral Director: Tom Branch
Funeral Location: Ninde - Tulsa
Funeral Date: 21 November 2005
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