Dan Kelly Oxedine, 88 of Monahans, passed away on December 31, 2018 at his home.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Harkey Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. John Gambino will officiate.
Dan was born in Ferriday, LA on August 3, 1930 to Everett (Ebb) and Lillie Mae Oxedine. He married Treva Nunley in November 1957. Dan worked for Southwestern Bell for 36 years. He served in the US Army and did a tour in Germany during its occupation.
Dan taught Sunday School at the First Baptist Church for 20 years and he was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Dan is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Treva and a sister, Betty.
Survivors include his children; Edward Oxedine, Wayne Oxedine and
Cindy Moore( Marvin), sisters; Bobbie Paul and Polly Olwell, brothers; David Oxedine and Clifford Oxedine, grandchildren; Susan Criswell, Nicholas Oxedine, Chase Pendergrass, Davis Moore, Luke Moore and Kaysie Oxedine and 9 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Meals-on-wheels, 205 E 4th St, Monahans, TX 79756.
Most sincerest thanks to our angels Linda Gimple, Cruz and Amanda Salazar & family, John Gambino, Lisa Rodriguez, and Hospice.
Online condolences may be made at www.harkeyfunerals.com.
Dan was a friendly brother-in-law who would call just to share a joke or to discuss a scripture. He called me a few months ago and wanted to give me advise about how to attend to matters when a loved one dies. He explained in detail what needs to be done and how to accomplish it with the least amount of stress. He drove himself to our home in Peoria, AZ for Thanksgiving 2017. I was concerned about him driving that far and coping with Phoenix traffic. He said he would call me every time he stopped so that I would not worry and he kept his promise. David and I will miss his phone calls, but as he told us many times, he was excited about seeing Jesus and his loved ones in Heaven.
Sandra OxedinePeoria,, AZ
John Gambino read some of this at the service, but not all. My thoughts on Dad.
Crusty, rough behind the edges, but tender and sweet.
He was about 2 months younger than Clint Eastwood and he kind of reminded me of Clint when Clint would play the crusty old men later in life, like Grand Torino.
His hands were thick and leathery. Couldn't bend out all the way. I guess the hands of a man who had worked hard, tho I'd swear he was born with them like that, right out of the cradle. Seems like that's just how they were.
He always talked to himself as long as I can remember, as do I now. Not long before he died I said, "Dad, I heard a comedian say that people talk to themselves when they're looking for an expert opinion." He looked right at me, pointing at me, and said, "I wish I'd come up with that. I like that."
He had a great love and interesting taste in music. Opera, of all things, as well as other Country artists. He always said, "I love a woman who can Really Sing"! Also, you gotta love an old guy who requested an ABBA CD his 88th year.
He wanted to buy the nurses at the Monahans Hospital a year ago a gift because he said they took such good care of him.
I figured the religious side of him will already be covered, but he penned a very nice letter to my son Luke, upon graduation from high school, about the necessity of having God in your life.
When I was in high school I have memories of him starting my ungaraged car on every, or at least many cold mornings for me. I think maybe girls with daddies like that grow up to pick good husbands
Cindy Oxedine MooreMidland, TX
So sorry to hear about Mr. Oxedine’s passing. He was a very good Christian man. May God bless your family!
Debbie ClarkWickett, TX