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Wayne Craghead

November 11, 1941 — November 21, 2021

Funeral Service for Wayne Craghead, 80 of Sallisaw, Oklahoma will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Buffington Cemetery in Sallisaw, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

He was born on November 11, 1941 in Vian, Oklahoma to Bessie (Ballard) Craghead and George Alan Craghead and passed away on November 21, 2021 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. He was married to Marilyn (Williams) Craghead on November 11, 1966 in Vian, Oklahoma. Mr. Craghead was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. The love of his life was his wife, children, grandchildren, and family. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Sallisaw and was proud of accepting the Lord into his heart when he was baptized at the age of 76. Mr. Craghead retired from the Sallisaw Police Department after 31 years, where he spent 22 years as Chief of Police.

Survivors are:

Wife: Marilyn of the home;

Sons: Darrell Wayne Craghead and Lorie of Sallisaw, OK and Jeffrey Alan Craghead and Christy of Sallisaw, OK;

Grandchildren: Derra Fair and Dakota, Cassidy Craghead, Claire Craghead, William Craghead and Gabriel Craghead;

Great grandchild on the way: Maverick Wayne Fair;

6 step grandchildren and numerous step great grandchildren;

Sister: Frances Craghead of Vian, OK;

Brother: Archie Craghead of Vian, OK;

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister: Pauline East and 2 brothers: Robert and Otis Craghead.

Active Pallbearers will be Trace Craghead, John Swanson, Brian Craighead, Marcus Cantu, Creedence Wooten and Tyler Mathis.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jim Brashears, Larry Randolph, Terry Franklin, Jim Hudgens, and his coffee buddies.

Viewing will be 10 am – 8 pm Tuesday at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw where the family will greet 6 – 8 pm.

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