Paul Kevin McTighe was born February 14, 1951, in Waseca, MN to Willard McTighe and Audrey (Tosch) McTighe. He spent his early years in St Peter, MN before moving to Bixby, OK in 1969. He is a 1970 graduate of Bixby High School. He attended NE A&M College before finding a college home at East Central University in Ada. He graduated in 1975. After graduation he worked briefly at the family business, Shawnee Paving. He moved to Oklahoma DHS in 1978 beginning his career as a social worker before moving to the family support division in Oklahoma City. He retired from there January 1, 1998. He married Patricia Harp-Strode March 9, 1991. They have lived in OKC for the past 30 years where he was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Paul loved sports especially OU football and Thunder basketball, attending games when he could. Paul and Pat moved to Concordia Senior Living Community in December 2019 to enjoy a stress-free life. He is survived by his wife, Pat and fur baby Macy Rose of the Home; stepdaughter, Keri Spencer and Steve of Tahlequah; granddaughters, Kayla Spencer and fiancé Dillon Lively of Sharon, OK, Tess Spencer-Grimes and husband Weston of Tahlequah; three sisters, Jo McTighe of Oklahoma City, Chris Ivey and Cal of San Antonio, TX, Nan Jacks and Don of El Prado, NM; nieces, Lynse Salas, Kristin Morrison and Nephew Nicholas Morrison of San Antonio, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Audrey McTighe; nephews, Blake and Colin Bushong.
Arrangements are under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral Home in Vinita, OK. Visitation will be Thursday, July 29, 2021, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel, Vinita, OK. Graveside services will be 10:00 am Friday, July 30, 2021 at the Ketchum Cemetery with Rev. Skip McClain officiating.
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Special thanks to the staff of Concordia Skilled Nursing for their love and care during Paul’s final weeks. Also special thanks to Good Shepard Hospice for their care in the transitioning during his final weeks. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 10600 N. Council Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73162, or Concordia Life Care Community Foundation 7707 W. Britton Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73132.
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