Eldon Dean Byrum, Sr. was born November 9, 1946 in Westville, OK to Eldon & Maudena (Turner) Byrum. He departed this life on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in Tulsa, OK at the age of 69 years, 7 months, & 13 days.
Dean attended grade school at Oak Ridge school & then Sapulpa High School. On May 1, 1970, in Muskogee, OK, Harriet Morrison & Eldon Dean Byrum, Sr. were united in marriage. The couple have been married for over 46 years. For those 46 years, Locust Grove has been their home.
Dean worked as a truck driver & diesel mechanic. He was a member of the Outlaw Cruisers Car Club & Wild Bunch Motor Sports. He was a car enthusiast and loved his 1940 Chevy Business Coup. Dean’s family was very important to him & he worked hard to keep his boys out of trouble. He loved taking care of his dogs & watching the Sci-Fi channel on TV. He will be missed dearly.
Dean is survived by: His wife: Harriet of the home; 2 sons: Dean “Dino” Byrum, Jr. & wife Debbie of Inola, OK & Donnie Byrum & wife Angelena of Locust Grove, OK; 6 grandchildren: Samantha Lynn Byrum, Seth Coger, Chase Dean Byrum, Crystal “Sissy” Byrum, Kelly Bradley, & Tracey Byrum & wife Kristin; 1 great grandson: Reed Lee Byrum; His father: Eldon Byrum of Garland, TX; 1 brother: Larry Byrum & wife Ginger of Houston, TX; 2 sisters: Diana Whittington of Ft. Worth, TX & Sherry Benson & husband Red of Wylie, TX; Best Friends: John Wilson & Jerry Ingram, Sr. A special cousin: Marie Goombi of Locust Grove, OK; Numerous other relatives & a host of friends; He was preceded in death by: his mother; an uncle: Don Turner; & his mother and father-in-law: Rhoda & Bob Morrison.