Bud Sullivan
Vondel Smith Mortuary South Lakes
4000 SW 119th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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"B.W" Bud Wilson Sullivan, Jr met Jesus face to face on October 18, 2021 after a short illness. He was born on March 21, 1946 in Oklahoma City, OK to Bud Wilson, Sr. and Frances Cornelius Sullivan.
He graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1964, and attended OSU Tech in Oklahoma City. He was an Oklahoma City Fire Fighter from 1967 to 1987. He was a NAUI instructor for the department and served on the underwater rescue team.
B. W. married Nancy Kay McCall on March 29, 1973 at Exchange Avenue Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. They have two daughters, Gea Hickman (Clark), Tampa, FL and Mandy Kniskern (Ken), Moore, OK. They have four grandsons, Jared Hopkins, Kyle Hickman, and Barrick and Brendon Kniskern, and one granddaughter, Kristina Hickman. He has one sister, Peggy Berridge (Loren, Deceased) and one brother Jim Sullivan (Barbara) and a host of nieces and nephews.
Upon retirement from the OKC FD, B. W. became the third generation in the roofing industry with his company, B. W. Sullivan Roofing & Structural Maint., Inc. For twenty-two years he was a general contractor at the Dayton Tire Plant in Oklahoma City. He provided the same services at FAA for AKG Services, LLC, First Southern Baptist Church, Southern Hills Baptist Church and Covenant Community Church in Yukon, OK until he became ill three weeks ago.
His hobbies included snow skiing, boating and fishing, camping, and, during his early years, participating in local rodeos. He loved taking his children and grandchildren to Colorado for annual ski trips and including them in his weekends at Lake Texoma and Lake Eufaula. He used his construction skills in ministry projects in Mexico and Thailand. He invested his spare time and energy in their acreage in the Oklahoma City area.
Bud and wife Nancy have been members of First Southern Baptist Church for the past twenty years. They attended First Baptist Church in Seminole, OK from 1980 until 2000,and Exchange Avenue Baptist Church in Oklahoma City from 1973 to 1980.
Bud ("B. W." to many) was loved and admired for his strong faith, his gentle spirit, his friendliness, and his passion to always serve others. He participated as a trainer for Evangelism Explosion for a number of years. He strived to obey the two great commandments: Love God, and love others. He had a servant's heart that knew no boundaries. To know him was to love and admire him. He will be greatly missed.
Published by Vondel Smith Mortuary South Lakes on Oct. 20, 2021.
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Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes
4000 SW 119th Street, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
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First Southern Baptist Church Pastor Keith Burkhart
6400 S Sooner Road, Oklahoma City, OK
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Nancy, Gea, and Mandy, it was by divine appointment that I came across Bud´s obituary! Becky and I were saddened to hear of Bud´s passing. I want you to know I loved Bud like a brother, his most gentle spirit and always had time to listen! He and I were together in Thailand when I fell through the roof, his fire fighter character jumped into action and mostly his brotherly love came to my aid. All the nights we worked together on plays and musical sets for the church, we had the most memorable conversations. I will never forget, he was a mentor, brother, and friend. I thank our Lord for our time together and mostly the growth I gained! I´m grieved I was not able to attend the funeral...yet I will never forget Him! He will be missed!
Tim and Becky Mosley
October 23, 2021
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