In memory of
Timothy Michael Persons(1962-2009)Timothy Michael Persons, 47, of Oklahoma City, died Dec. 29, 2009 at Deaconess Hospital after a short illness. Michael was born on Feb. 20, 1962 to Jim and June Persons at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City. Michael graduated from Putnam City West High School in 1980. He attended the University of Oklahoma for five semesters, from 1981 to 1983. He was an employee at Lowe's for 11 years, working as a cabinet specialist at the Yukon store for the past year. He also worked at two other Lowe's stores in Oklahoma City. He was the top regional sales person several times throughout his Lowe's career. Prior to Lowe's he worked at Home Depot in Oklahoma City. Michael was a big sports fan. He loved University of Oklahoma sports, NASCAR racing, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was a season ticket-holder with the Thunder. In his spare time, he was actively involved with his Mesta Park neighbors, helping to plan and organize the Mesta Festa each year. He also loved to snow ski, especially at Lake Tahoe, Calif. Michael was preceded in death by his father, James C. Persons, Jr. of Oklahoma City; and his mother, June Persons, of Oklahoma City. He is survived by brothers: David Persons and wife, Deb Eastberg, of Fort Collins, Colo.; John Persons and wife, Jo Persons, of Yukon; sisters: Kathy Osborne and husband, Tim Osborne, of Santa Clara, Calif.; Cam Husted and husband, Tom Husted, of Las Vegas, Nev.; nieces: Corrin Beaumont and husband, Mike Beaumont, of Goleta, Calif; Brooke Osborne, of El Cerrito, Calif.; Leisha McMinn, of Santa Clara, Calif.; Tisha Harrel, of Elk City; Leslie Seawright and husband, John Seawright, of Rogers, Ark.; Lauren Persons, of Fort Collins, Colo.; nephews: Sean McMinn, of Oklahoma City; Jeron Persons, of Oklahoma City; and Matthew Persons, of Fort Collins, Colo.; great-nephews: Collin McMinn, of Santa Clara, Calif.; Owen Beaumont, of Goleta, Calif.; and John Cameron Seawright, of Rogers, Ark. He is also survived by step-mother, Etta Persons, of Oklahoma City; step-sister, Linda Manning, of Oklahoma City; step-brothers: Billy Manning, of Oklahoma City; and Dean Manning, of Oklahoma City; aunt, Frances Quigley, of Garland, Tex.; cousins: Darryl Quigley, of Dallas, Tex.; and Kim Quigley, of Dallas, Tex. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday (Jan. 3, 2010) at Mayflower Congregational Church, 3901 NW 63rd Street, Oklahoma City. A gathering of family and friends will be held immediately after the service at Michael's home, 931 NW 20th Street, Oklahoma City. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Michael Persons Memorial Fund.
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