Ira Dean Amos

June 11, 1932 - August 30, 2018

Ira Dean Amos

June 11, 1932 - August 30, 2018


Ira Dean (I.D.) Amos Age 86 of Tulsa, Oklahoma, went to be with Jesus on August 30, 2018. I.D. was born on June 11, 1932 in Decatur, Arkansas to William Frank and Estelle Pearl Amos. He was the fifth of their ten children.

He graduated high school at Colcord, Oklahoma in 1950. He met the love of his life Mary Frances Lucas and married her on August 13, 1952 and would have 66 years of marriage together, they had two daughters Janet La. Dean born in 1954 and Marsha Jane born in 1957.

I.D. was drafted, in 1952, during the Korean War, stationed with the 531st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion in Ellsworth, South Dakota. He would serve two years in active duty and eight years on reserve with the Army, earning the rank of a Tech Corporal as well as a National Defense Service Medal. In 1955, he moved his family to Tulsa, OK to work for Western Supply Company, as an Expert Tool Grinder. He had an uncanny knack to sharpen any tool when needed. He was to work for the company for 20 years and finally recruited by reputation to Hughes and Anderson Heat Exchange in Tulsa. He would retire to the very home he spent his childhood in Colcord, Oklahoma which he called God’s Country, in the year 1998.

He was a life-long Red Cross Blood Donor in which he received the “Silver Angel” award, always taking great pride that his blood was being used to save lives. I.D.  lived his life with an unwavering faith in God, honesty, integrity, and hard work for which he was respected by all. He was a kind and Loving Man to his Family and Country. He served as a Deacon at The First Baptist Church in Colcord, Oklahoma. He was an avid vegetable gardener, with tomatoes and okra crops that were often the envy of his neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Estelle Amos, Brothers: Francis (Pap) Amos; Harold Amos, and Ervin Amos; Grandson Matthew Mills; Sister Betty Jane Hughes, and daughter Marsha Jane Mills-Freeman. He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Amos; Daughter and Son-in-law Janet and Leo Modaff; Granddaughters: Michelle Peters, Emily Modaff, Sarah Surber; Grandsons: Joshua Mills; Benjamin Mills; and Anthony Freeman; He is also survived by great grandchildren Owen Dean Mills and Marissa Mills, brothers: Dannie Amos, L.B Amos, Earl (Doc) Amos and sisters: Juanita Guss and Joyce Tosh, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was Dearly Loved By AII.    “FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS”

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: September 4, 2018 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Belview Baptist Church
  • Location: 1040 N. Yale Ave. Tulsa, OK 74115 - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: September 3, 2018 (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
  • Venue: Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Location: 2103 E 3rd St Tulsa, OK 74104 - (Get Directions)

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3 responses to Ira Dean Amos

  1. Emily says:

    Your empty chair, the lack of westerns playing in the living room, the missing conversation about what is happening in my life or the book I am reading, the love we shared. I will miss you Pa, you were more than a grandfather but became my friend.

  2. Of All The Daddys In The World God Choose YOU To Be Mine….. You Taught Me To Be Honest, Have Integrity & To Always Put God First In My Life ……. You Showed Me You Could Fix Anything With Duct Tape & A Phillips Screwdriver!!!…..Thank You For All Our Daddy Talks With Advice That Will Last A Lifetime!!! You Were Ready For Your Wings But My Heart Was Not!!! I Will Always Be A Daddys Girl……Forever In My Heart!!! I Love You Daddy I Will Miss You Beyond Measure!!! Love Your Daughter Janet La.Dean,,,,

  3. D. Hetrick says:

    Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May Gods promise bring you comfort. There will be a new earth… and He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore… I am making all things new. Revelation 21:1-5

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