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Bishop Bill Mac Vawter, 82, of Oklahoma City, was born July 30, 1928, in Gilliland, Texas, and died April 24. Bill was a manager of the delivery fleet for Kerr Department Store. He retired from civil service/FAA after 30 years. After retirement, he became the regional director for the church buildings. Bill served as a bishop at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He did missionary work at the Dallas Temple with his wife Virginia and previous wife, Dorothy. Bill did volunteer services for the Bishop Store House in Oklahoma City. He showed his love to the Savior by his service to his fellow men. He loved his grandchildren. Each one thought they were the very favorite. Bill is survived by his wife of 17 years, Virginia Vawter, of the home; three children, Diana Loch and husband Bill; sons, William Vawter and wife Diana, Kenneth Vawter and wife Kathleen; stepsons, Philip Whitaker and wife Donna, Paul Whitaker and wife ElDonna and Mark Whitaker; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother, James Vawter and wife Mary of Texas and sister-in-law, Erma Vawter of Oklahoma City. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Lee and Roxie Vawter; first wife of 44 years, Dorothy; brothers, Joe Don Vawter and Oscar Lee Vawter. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Integris Southwest Medical Center and Dr. Raman and Dr. Daniel Lee, for their special and loving care, along with the Fresenius Dialysis Center. Services were April 26 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2440 SW 55th St., Oklahoma City. Interment followed at Resthaven Memory Gardens under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home, Moore.
Published on  April 27, 2011
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