Ottway Burkhalter was born November 12, 1936 in Eufaula, Oklahoma, to Rufus Burkhalter and Reanna Hutton Burkhalter. He died Sunday, November 20, 2022, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 86 years. Ottway completed his secondary education and entered the military. He served his country honorably with the United States Navy for over 31 years. He was married January 29, 1984, in the Philippines to Belen Catly. They had made their home in Owasso, Oklahoma, in 1987. After his service, Ottway worked as the transportation director for Tulsa Public Schools. He was a faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church in Owasso. Ottway enjoyed a variety of pastimes including watching football, especially his beloved Oklahoma Sooners and Kansas City Chiefs. He was particularly fond of his role as “Pawpaw” to his grandchildren.
Those he leaves behind who many cherished memories include:
His wife; Belen, of the home
Children; Eric Burkhalter
Joseph Burkhalter and wife Sara
Grandchildren; Kendrick Davis, Kristina Davis, Kassondra Edwards
Arianna Burkhalter, Daniel Burkhalter, and Timothy Burkhalter
Three great grandchildren
Brother; Larry Burkhalter
Sisters; Vacie Deal
He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2022, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 25, 2022, at Friendship Baptist Church in Owasso with Pastor Linzy Slayden officiating. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.