Wendell was born March 17, 1969 in OKC to Don and Loretta Rawson. He is survived by his wife, Roynell; son, Brandon; daughter Casey and her husband David Sherwood; 3 grandchildren, Chloe, Cyler and Kynlee; his mother, Loretta; sister Carla Ratcliff; brother, Rick Rawson; nephews, Caleb Ratcliff and Rick Rawson, Jr.; niece, Crystal Rawson.
Wendell attended Northwest Classen High School, where he played in the band and graduated with the class of 1987. He went on to attend Metro Tech Aviation Career Center, and was part of the 1st graduating class in Aircraft Maintenance.
Wendell enjoyed the outdoors and camping, fishing at Lake Overholser, Ft. Cobb lake, and Lake Texoma. Playing Frisbee golf at Dolese park, and Will Rogers park. Riding motorcycles to just about anywhere and everywhere. Some of the trips taken were to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Las Vegas, Corpus Christie, San Antonio, Padre Island, Myrtle Beach, Pikes Peak, Crested Butte, Estes Park and Mount Rushmore- yes all were done on his motorcycle.
Family time was important to him, and he also enjoyed playin pool and darts, dominoes, and cooking out and spending time in the pool at home with the kids and friends.
He was a unique individual, shy and quiet at first until he warms up and then look out- you may get more than you bargained for. He was a prankster, ornery and could be a bit obnoxious, but loveable all the same.
Wendell worked at various places throughout his lifetime and touched many lives, made lots of friends, and some of you he considered more like family.
Services to celebrate his life will be at 2pm, Friday December 9th, in the Chapel at Buchanan Funeral Service.
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