May 13, 1938 - February 29, 2020
Gerald Duane Sullaway went home to be with Jesus on February 29, 2020. He was born to Amos and Dorothy Sullaway on May 13, 1938 in Chandler, Oklahoma. He was the oldest of 4 children born to Amos and Dorothy. He moved to Duncan as a child and graduated from Duncan High School in 1956. Soon after high school he enlisted in the 45th Infantry Division National Guard and was in the Artillery where he attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Sill and Airborne Training in the 101st Airborne division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The 101st Airborne Division (“Screamin’ Eagles”) is a specialized modular light infantry division of the U.S. Army trained for air assault operations. He married LaQuita Lestine Byford in 1960 and they lived in Duncan, Oklahoma. They had 5 children together, Shane Sullaway, Jamie Randolph, Greg Sullaway, Jennifer Cramer and Michael Sullaway. Around 1969 they moved from Duncan to Lawton, Oklahoma where he began carrying mail for the United Postal Service. It was while they lived in Lawton that he felt the call of God upon his life and he surrendered to the ministry as a preacher of the gospel. He spent several years as a bi-vocational pastor; delivering mail while also pastoring a small church in Medicine Park, OK. He pastored 6 churches in the Oklahoma area and 1 church in Devils Lake, ND. His pastor’s heart and passion in the pulpit was a ministry to many people in both Oklahoma and North Dakota. He married Jane Ellen Burks in November of 1986 and gained three more children; Bryan, Greg and Kevin Burks. Together they lived in Oklahoma City. She lovingly cared for him in their home until his death. He will be greatly missed by her, his children, and their many friends. He is survived by his brother, Larry and wife Bettye Cloud of Clovis, NM; sister, Sonya Giddens of Edmond, OK; children, Shane and wife Julie Sullaway, Jamie and husband Kelly Randolph, Greg and wife Mary Sullaway, Jennifer and husband John Cramer, Michael Chad Sullaway, Bryan Burks, Greg Burks, and Kevin Burks. In addition he is survived by grandchildren, Nicole and Casey Burge, Alex Langford, Jacob and Katherine Randolph, Jared, Blake and Misty Randolph, Sydnie and Cagney Roberson, Robert Sullaway, Joe and Shevaun Hearn, BJ and Teresa Hearn, Joshua Cramer, McKena Cramer, Dalton Cramer, Eli Burks, and Ava Burks. Lastly, he is survived by great grandchildren, Nora Williamson, Marlee, Rylynn, Kailee, Rylee, Moria, Amelia and Logan Hearn. Great grandchildren, Vincent and Siah Sullaway, William, Josiah, and Everlee Randolph, Hunter, Blakeleigh, and Miles Cramer, Rusty and Taylor Burge. He is preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Dorothy Sullaway, as well as Shawna Williamson, Rusty Sullaway, Kate Langford, and Ryan Langford. A come-and-go visitation and reception will be from 5-7pm on Wednesday, March 4th at Crawford Family Funeral Service, Edmond. A service celebrating his life will be at 1:00pm on Thursday, March 5th at The Gate Church in Oklahoma City with burial following at Norman IOOF Cemetery.
Gerald Duane Sullaway went home to be with Jesus on February 29, 2020. He was born to Amos and Dorothy Sullaway on May 13, 1938 in Chandler, Oklahoma. He was the oldest of 4 children born to Amos and Dorothy. He moved to Duncan as a child and... View Obituary & Service Information
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