Milford “Wayne” Chisholm, 79, lifelong resident of Shawnee, passed from this life Friday, May 4, 2018, in Oklahoma City.

Milford “Wayne” Chisholm, 79, lifelong resident of Shawnee, passed from this life Friday, May 4, 2018, in Oklahoma City.

He was born Sept. 12, 1938, to William Sloat and Jeannetta Chisholm in Shawnee.

Wayne was raised in Shawnee and graduated with the class of 1958 from Shawnee High School.

He earned his Associate’s degree in Business Administration from Seminole State College.

Wayne proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1958 and was honorably discharged. After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy he proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1958 to 1960 until his honorable discharge.

He married Patsy Darline Craft on March 8, 1960, in Holdenville, Oklahoma.

Wayne was a machinist for 30 years at Tinker Air Force until his retirement.

He enjoyed art, music, garage sales, going to the movies, but most of all he loved his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dorothy Stidham and Mary Patadal.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 58 years, Patsy Chisholm of the home; one daughter and one son-in-law, Rhonda and Kenneth Ham of Harrah; one son and one daughter-in-law, Mark and Mary Chisholm of Prague; six grandchildren, Jerred Ham, Stacey Wakley, Candace Chisholm, Carly Dyer, Cole Chisholm and Keegan Chisholm; four great-grandchildren, Brianna, Jade, Kylie and Aria; two sisters, Anita Chisholm and Georgia Ann Pineda; one brother, Burt Patadal; special aunt, Norene Durant; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving extended family and friends.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, and continue through service time. Family gathering to greet friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, at Cooper Funeral Home.

Service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Mark Guinn, Living Love Christian Center, Shawnee, officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

To share memories, or to sign the guestbook online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.