Michael Lee Pence, of Jennings, OK, was called home to be with the Lord, on Sept. 7th, 2022, at the age of 77.
Mike was born December 7th, 1944, in Yale, Oklahoma to Frank and Jewel Pence. He was the last child born to this union and had 6 older siblings. He attended school in El Dorado, Kansas and served his country in the Navy, stationed in Guam and Japan.
Mike was employed by several oil field companies over the years, making numerous, lifelong friends along the way. He worked for Hodges Trucking Company, BOC Gases and then retired from Linde in 2008. Retirement was not for Mike, and he soon went back to work as a Salesman for Badger Pressure Control, working alongside his son Shawn.
Mike met Vivian Sue Simmons through Sue’s brother Rob and they were united in marriage on May 23rd, 1969. Mike instantly became the father of three children, Deon, Mona, and Tammy. They soon added two more children to the family, Michael Shawn in 1969 and Carrie Leann in 1973. Mike and Sue celebrated 53 years of marriage this past May. Mike was baptized by his dear friend and Pastor Jason Crum and was an active member of the Oak Hill Church where he served as a Deacon.
Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with the family. He would load up “everything but the kitchen sink” to camp and cook for the entire extended family on every major holiday at the lake.
Mike was always ready to help anyone in need, and always enjoyed conversations with anyone willing to listen. Sometimes these talks would be for long, extended, periods of time.
Mike is proceeded in death by his daughter Mona Gibbs, his daughter in-law Barbara Gibbs, his grandson Wyatt Usey and his granddaughter Sarah Warlick, along with his parents and all of his siblings.
Mike is survived by his loving wife Sue, their children; Deon Gibbs of Kellyville, Tammy Warlick of Shawnee, Shawn and Kara Pence of Seiling, and Shane and Carrie Usey of Guthrie. His grandchildren; Jeff Lawson, Ryan O’Reilly and Janessa, Jacob Warlick, Adam Warlick, Cambrie Gibbs, Christian Usey, Wyatt and Katelyn Castor, & Cade and Jenna Weir. Three great-grandchildren; Arthur Warlick, & Kayson and Colt Castor. Two special nephews, who were like brothers to him, Clark and Dwanna Dexter of Mannford, and Danny Dexter of Eugene, Oregon, his great nephew Clark Jr. and Lesleigh of Mannford. He also leaves behind a host of relatives, friends, and his beloved church family members.