Pastor John Wayne Tulsa, a resident of Henryetta, died Jan. 8 2020 at the age of 65.
He was born Oct. 27 1954 to Walter and Alice Tulsa.
He worked 19 years with his dad and brother Harry at General Steel as a welder. And continued that occupation until retirement. He was baptized February 14th 1972 by John Riley. He was also ordained as Deacon on September of 1984 by Bunny Soweka. he was ordained Pastor July 8, 2008 by Franklin Harjo
John was overseer of Ryal Community Baptist Church until his illness. Even through his illness he still tried to attend services whenever he could.
John is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Alice Tulsa.
He is survived by his wife Genevieve, of the home; son Keith Tulsa; daughter Kristi Tulsa; three granddaughters: Kaycee Tulsa, Kaly Tulsa and Aubrie Davis; stepson Duayne Chamberlain; three step-grandchildren: Matt Chamberlain, Todd Chamberlain and Wesley Chamberlain; seven step great-grandchildren; three brothers: George Hill, Lewis Tulsa, Harry Tulsa and although not paternal, he did call Bonnie Soweka and Liz Jones sisters.
Called to serve as Pallbearers Matt Chamberlain, Todd Chamberlain, Wesley Chamberlain, Duayne Chamberlain and Jeremy Wright.
A Wake service will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Dewar Indian Community Center with funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday Jan. 13, 2020 at Integrity Funeral Service Chapel, Henryetta.