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1302 Seventh Street
Wilson, OK 73463
Phone: (580) 668-2426
Fax: (580)-701-2576
Lonnie  Carriker

Lonnie Joe Carriker

Monday, September 16th, 1940 - Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Lonnie was born in Wilson, OK September 16th 1940 to Thomas Oscar and Irene Alexander Carriker. Lonnie’s dad was drafted into the Army during WWII, killed and buried in the Netherlands. Lonnie’s mother worked at several business in Wilson but her greatest joy was selling Stanley & Avon products. Lonnie at a very early age delivered the Ardmorite until after he graduated college. Lonnie met and married Billie Jean Pratt in Warner, OK at Connors State college on May 20th, 1960. Lonnie’s next scholarship was at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, where he majored in social studies, played football, and worked part time at a service station/motel.

Their son Tom was born April 4th, 1961 in Muskogee, OK and their Daughter, Tammie Green was born November 11th, 1963 in Wilson, OK. Upon graduation Lonnie worked for the Department of Human services in many areas, AFDC, Cripple Children’s Unit, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, and the last few years as a Sexual Abuse investigator. His Wife, Jean taught school.

Both Lonnie and Jean retired early, and both taught in several towns in Texas. Lonnie was also coaching several sports. The superintendent came to Lonnie and said 5 young men wanted to play golf. All you have to do is get out of school a half day and take them to tournaments. The Pro at the golf course said your coach has to be here when you practice. So, Lonnie told the boys they had to teach him how to play golf. He bought a used set of left-handed gold clubs for $25.00 at a secondhand store…and the rest is history. Yes, he did make a whole in one, His proudest moment.

Lonnie and Jean retired from Teaching/ Coaching in Texas and moved to Ardmore OK. Lonnie spent every day at Lake Murray Golf Course, yes, Sunday after church too. His wife volunteered at Mercy, Ardmore Village, Methodist Church Clothes Closet and taught as an adjunct Professor for Southeastern at Ardmore Higher Education Center.

In 2010 Lonnie and Jean became “The Happy Travelers” for the next 10 years seeing all 50 states, most State Capitols, and many National Parks.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Thomas and Irene Carriker.

Survivors include his loving wife, Jean of the home in Lone Grove; daughter, Tammie Green and husband Joseph of Farmington, AR; son, Tom Carriker and wife Cindy of Phoenix, AZ; brother, Frank Carriker of Wilson; 5 grandchildren, Trey Carriker, Jamie Johnson and husband Harley, Tim Adams and wife Samantha, Cale Carriker and Kyle Carriker; seven great grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.

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Tammy Townley

Posted at 10:05am
Extending our greatest sympathies to you in this time of loss. May God watch over you and comfort you in His graces.


Tammy Townley
State Representative District 48

Toni Daniel and Kendra Einhorn

Posted at 11:14am
Tammie - Our most sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your precious father.
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Peggy Fisher

Posted at 11:10pm
I met Tommy Cooper in 1977 and that’s when I first heard of PAPA BEAR. Lonnie touched and changed more lives than he ever knew. He got Me and Tommy into college so we moved from Dallas to Okmulgee we both still live here today. My mom and dad both moved here too. We adopted a beautiful daughter , the love of our lives. She has three children. Just think if Tommy hadn’t played football for PAPA BEAR none of this would be. I loved you and your family then and always will. Kisses and hugs to you MAMA BEAR.
Love Peggy

Johnnye Bewley

Posted at 08:58pm
I remember summers going camping with Uncle Lonnie and Aunt Jean and Tom and Tam those are days we won't forget. We enjoyed those moments immensely. And yes he will be missed in person and his memory lives in each of us. I love you. And tell all there in heaven we said we love them as well.

Tom R Clayton

Posted at 08:44pm
So sorry for the loss of Lonnie. I am happy our paths crossed @ Connors & then in Okmulgee. He was a great man to be associated with. Let me say Lonnie will be missed by many.

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