Johnny Wayne Atterberry

October 24, 1948 ~ November 28, 2021 (age 73)


Johnny Wayne Atterberry embraced his Lord on November 28, 2021. After shaking the Lord’s hand, John immediately asked what team He rooted for.  God, a bit dazed, welcomed John into the gates of heaven, where a host of saints waited to see him.  Johnny Cash walked in and said, “thank goodness, I have written more songs just for you.”


After slapping his brother Duke on the back and laughing, John went on to hug his dad, Papa John, and kissed his love, Marilyn.  John laughed out loud with cousins and relatives.  It was glorious.  Angels poured in and a banquet was prepared, there was much laughter, joy, and no pain.  Stories were told.  If you are reading this, you were mentioned and prayed for.  Then they watched football.

In Heaven, they served unsweet tea, and coffee black.  It was awesome.  There was pie.

John was predeceased by his wife Marilyn, his father John, and his brother Duke.

John is survived in death by his amazing mother, Elsie Atterberry, his daughter, Cara Wilson, her husband Fred, and an adoring grandson Charlie.  He is also survived in death by his siblings Rita Skaistis (Bruce), Connie Miles (Jack), Dede Atterberry (Kendra), and Kristi Hall (Doug), and former spouse and mother of his daughter, Dale Reed, along with a number of loving nieces and nephews, his nurses, many friends, and no foes.

John was born, October 24, 1948 in Crosbtyton, Texas.  He was raised in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.  John graduated Pawhuska High School in 1966, and continued his education at Oklahoma State University and Northwestern State.   He was an electrician who helped the citizens of Pawhuska and Bartlesville, Oklahoma. In 1979, John signed on with Phillips Petroleum as a field electrician and spent many years serving the citizens of Midland and Odessa, Texas.

John spent his last years at Bartlesville Health and Rehabilitation Center (BHRC), where he quickly won the hearts and minds of all those around him.

He was loved, greatly loved, in a way that you have to earn but never realize.  He was special.  And he is still and always will be.

Memorial Services will be held Monday, December 6, 10:30AM, at the Dewey Church of Christ, 1313 N. Osage Ave., Dewey, OK.

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Memorial Service
December 6, 2021

10:30 AM
Dewey Church of Christ (N. Osage Ave)

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