Richard Norman Dusty Waymire was born in Howard, Kansas on August 19, 1932, the son of Leo Norman and Opal Eileen Waymire.
Dusty joined the U.S. Navy on March 7, 1951, where he served as a torpedo man on submarines. After being discharged from the Navy in 1955, he worked as a derrick man with Saline Well Services in Plainsville, Kansas. This began his career in the oilfield.
He met the love of his life, Billie Lavatia Davis at the Silver Moon Caf when she was a waitress. They were married in Clayton, New Mexico on December 21, 1955. They were together fortyeight years until her passing in 2003.
Dusty was a big outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and planting a garden. Most of all, he loved and enjoyed his family. He was always concerned with how others were doing or feeling. Dusty was a good person and would do anything for anyone, especially for his family. Dusty was the strength and love that held them together no matter what came their way.
At the time of his death, Dusty resided at Grace Living Center in Edmond, Oklahoma. He moved there in 2006 to be closer to his daughter and family.
Dusty is survived by his daughter, Marsha Jalynn, of Edmond, Oklahoma nephew, Tim Davis and wife, Luann, of Bristow, Oklahoma nephew Roy McCormick of Ponca City, Oklahoma sisterinlaw, Judy Davis Solorio and husband, Tony, of Ponca City, Oklahoma three great nieces, Dr. McKale Davis of Mesa, Arizona, Brandi Gifford of Bristow, Oklahoma, and Haley Davis of Houston, Texas great nephew, Dusty Davis and wife, Kayla, of Enid, Oklahoma one great great niece, Mady Gifford, of Bristow, Oklahoma one brother, Ken Waymire, of Hemmet, California and a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one brother and a sister.
Dusty was a great man with a big heart and will be sorely missed.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Fairfax Cemetery. Rev. George Weston will officiate.
Services are entrusted to HunsakerWooten Funeral Home of Fairfax, Oklahoma.