Phillip Don “Phil” Wren, 63, of Blanchard died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at his home. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. today at Journey Church in Norman. Phil was born Nov. 8, 1948, in Norman to Edward Henry Wren and Mamie Eldredge Wren. Phil attended Norman schools and graduated from Norman High School in 1967. After graduation, he served in the Oklahoma Army National Guard where he was awarded the Outstanding Trainee Award. Phil was an entrepreneur in many aspects of the furniture business for more than 30 years. He owned furniture stores in Norman, with the last one being Second Home Furniture for the last seven years. Phil also owned Sooner Wash in Norman and was a seven-year member of Norman Chamber of Commerce. Phil and his wife, Linda, attended First Christian Church of Moore for 20 years where he served faithfully as elder, deacon and chairman of the board. He also taught Sunday school and was involved with the Christian Men’s Fellowship. Phil has been a member of Journey Church in Norman for the last seven years where he served in First Impressions ministry. Phil’s hobbies and activities included his love of fishing and golfing. He enjoyed time with family and going to the movies and casinos. Phil was preceded in death by his parents and brother Eddie Wren. Survivors include wife, Linda of the home; sons, Phillip Dwayne Wren and wife Heather and Bryan Ray Wren and wife Lisa, all of Norman; stepdaughter Chelana Haun and boyfriend Mike Walden of Moore; grandchildren, Phillip Thomas Wren, Kelsey Wren, Kevin Wren, Zachary Wren, Christopher Wren, Noah Wren, Mason Andrada, Anthony Wren, Waylon Wren, Isabella Wren and Braxton Michael Walden; brothers, Lee Wren and wife R’honda of Kingston and Bobby Wren and wife Denise of Norman; sister, Shirley Watts and husband Randy of Norman; and many nieces and nephews. The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society. The family would like to thank Heavenly Hospice for all their love and care given to Phil during the time of his illness.
Published on  January 11, 2012