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Bill Edward "Eddie" Hennigan, 74-year-old Okmulgee resident, passed away Oct. 30, 2017, in Tulsa.
He was born Jan. 19, 1943, in Wichita, Kansas, to B.E. and Annetta Faye (Johns) Hennigan. Eddie grew up in Ada and graduated from Ada High School.
At the age of 19, Eddie moved to Okmulgee to attend OSU-Tech. He then went to work at East Central Electric and retired after 47 years of service as the director of office services.
Eddie was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at the age of 14; however, he lived life without excuses. He married Patty Fuller on June 25, 1979, in Tulsa.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer and an active member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He enjoyed listening to music, watching OU sporting events, jeep trails in the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico and the Okmulgee Game Refuge. His favorite times were spent with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, B.E. Hennigan; mother, Faye Smith; and stepfather, Gene Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Patty Hennigan of Okmulgee; son, Bryan Hennigan and wife, Amber, of Oklahoma City; daughter, Heather Hennigan Wadley and husband, Rance, of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren, Morgan Hennigan, Macey Guthery and Boston Wadley; and a host of friends and relatives.
Special love and gratitude to Amy Gardenhire and Sharon Kissee for their care.
A service to celebrate Eddie's life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Rick Fuller officiating. A reception will follow the service.
Honorary casketbearers will be Michael McCarty, Fred Smith, Bill Holcomb, Tommy Palmore, Bill Peterson and Rance Wadley.
Memorial contributions may be made in Eddie's memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Tulsa, 5840 S. Memorial, Suite 212, Tulsa, OK 74145.
Published on October 31, 2017
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