Alvin Wayne Foley Sr., 90, of Kellyville, passed from this life Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020.
Services will be 2:30 p.m, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2020, at Traditions Funeral Chapel, in Kellyville.
Wayne was born in Grove, and graduated from Cleveland High School before proudly serving his country in the U.S. Military. He enlisted in the United States Airforce in 1949 and flew with the 125th bomber squadron as a flight mechanic during the conflict in Korea. Following his return home from the service, he met the love of his life, Gwendolyn Broom. They were married on July 8, 1952, in Tulsa where they lived for the first 13 years of their marriage. Wayne worked the night shift at McDonnell Douglas while Gwen cared for their four children, Wayne Jr., Karen, Sherry, and Larry. In 1964, his love of ranching drew him to purchase land in Kellyville where he farmed, raised cattle, and provided for his family. Through his own strength, love, and the farm life Wayne taught his kids and grandkids the value of strength, work ethics, endurance, and how to achieve their goals.
After retiring from Douglas, Wayne and Gwen owned and operated Wayne’s Outdoor Power Equipment, in Sapulpa. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and shared that passion with his sons as well. Wayne played football for Cleveland High School in Oklahoma and was a diehard hard football fan. In 1975 Wayne was instrumental in re-starting the Kellyville High School football program. His son Larry played on that team’s first year back on the field. Wayne took great pride in the oversized gardens he planted each summer, and generously shared the bounty with anyone in need. Wayne never knew selfishness when somebody was in need. Wayne and Gwen raised show quality Limousin cattle, and he was an avid supporter of youth and future farmers. For many years, at the annual county fair, he donated a calf from his herd for a student to handpick and raise and show, with no strings attached.
This year, Wayne and Gwen celebrated 68 years of marriage. He accomplished a lot in his lifetime, what a great life he lived. He is profoundly missed by many.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents David Bee and Bessie Rardin Foley, son Larry Duane Foley, brothers David Bee Foley Jr, and Buddy Foley, and sisters Paula Jane Gallier and Bobbie Ruth East.
He is survived by his loving wife Gwendolyn Rae (Broom) Foley of the home; Children Wayne Foley Jr. and wife Paula of Kellyville, Karen Reed and husband Gary of Duncan, and Sherry Swanson and husband David of Eucha; daughter-in-law Teresa Foley; grandchildren Cecil James Foley and wife Holly, Alesha Spoon and husband Andy, Andrew Joseph Foley, John Hahn and wife Brooke, Lindsey Shelton, Todd Shelton and wife Candice, Kimberly Shelton, Raymond Swanson and wife Kim, Chandra Swanson, Aubree Drake, Keryl Mason and husband Rick, and Patrick Foley and wife Tabatha; sister Vivian Aline Shook and 27 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are under
the direction of Traditions Funeral and Cremation Services, 35 S. Main, Kellyville, Oklahoma, 918-247-7373