DAVID MITCHELL WYNN
David Mitchell Wynn, of Tulsa, Oklahoma went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, March 23, 2012. His unexpected death was brought on by a stroke that occurred Tuesday. David was blessed to be born to loving parents Ivy and Pearl Wynn, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on February 23, 1941. He graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1959 where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. He then received a scholarship to Oklahoma Baptist University to play baseball and basketball, and then graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business in 1963. Playing baseball was David’s childhood dream, which was realized when he pitched with the Cardinal Organization during the summers when he was a college student. David began his career in the life insurance business upon graduation. He became a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) at the young age of 27, which led to his success in Financial Planning and Employee Benefits. David was known in the insurance industry for his innovative method of understanding his clients’ needs and their individual goals. He was both an author and speaker educating others in his unique way of marketing to small and large businesses. David’s achievements were further recognized as he became a lifelong member of the Million Dollar Round Table. The love of David’s life was his wife and family. He and Kay were just shy of celebrating fifty years of marriage in August. They were inseparable and
truly had a relationship that was one of a kind. They loved doing just about everything together, from golfing, to cruising the Mediterranean Ocean, to visiting their grandchildren. Wherever Julie and Stefi were, there you would find Dave. He was with them from their piano recitals to chewing his fingernails at cheerleading tryouts, always praying for a win. He most recently enjoyed watching his grandchildren in their sports and activities. The highlight was watching Hunter compete in the Oklahoma State Wrestling Tournament just a few weeks ago. All of the grandkids loved to spend time with Papa on the golf course as he taught each of them to play golf and of course their favorite thing was to drive the cart! They enjoyed listening to his baseball and hunting stories and always asked for more. David loved to go out to his backyard at Forest Ridge and golf. His highlight last year was the hole in one he made on hole number three; “ I have been trying my whole life to do this”, he said. David was known to many for his constant encouragement and motivation to “keep going”. He touched hearts and genuinely wanted to help others succeed. He mentored young pitchers, was a deacon in the church, and never forgot a birthday. He kept in touch the old-fashioned way by calling, mailing a hand written note, or just dropping by. His personal touch was a trait he was known for that will be missed. David is survived by his wife Kay, and their daughters Julie Smith and S tefi Wicker, along with 5 grandchildren, Hunter, Hannah, Hayden, Mitchell and Ethan. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Baptist University baseball program. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday March 27, 2012 at Bixby Funeral Service. The funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at South Tulsa Baptist Church. Share your memories of David with the family at www. bixbyfuneralservice.com (ultimate tributes icon) Bixby Funeral Service 918-369-1700 www.bixbyfuneralservice.com This obituary was published in the Tulsa World on 3/25/2012.
From Richard Hackl – 26 Mar 2012 - PHOTO