Evan Bayouth Obituary, Death – BAYOUTH – On February 17, 2009, Dick D., age 77, went away in a calm and serene manner. Dick was one of five children and had lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma for a significant portion of his life. Beggs, Oklahoma was the location of his birth on June 15th, 1931. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Wadia A. Bayouth. On August 4, 1957, he was united in marriage to Billie Lee Shadid. Over the course of his whole life, he worked as a real estate agent, and he was also a member of the National Association of Realtors. Before he retired from Coronet Realtors on February 1, 2008, he worked as an agent and broker for Pickering and Company, Adams and Leonard, and Bryant Properties.
He also worked for Bryant Properties. The Adams and Leonard Corporation honored him as their Sales Associate of the Year in 1989. In addition to being an active and founding member of St. Antony’s Orthodox Christian Church, he also served on the board of directors and was awarded a special commendation for his excellent service to the people of St. Antony’s for his assistance in the church’s renovation in 1977. Everyone considered him a friend, and his resilience and doggedness were always there. He contributed generously and made a point of shaking hands with everyone he came in contact with.
His presence in life was immense, and his spirit was infectious to all around him. He counted his life in seconds, not minutes or hours, and he discovered a zeal for living that all of us could learn from. His sisters Josephine Homsey, Helen “Buster” Evans Naifeh, and Gloria Bayouth all passed away before he did. His brother Jack Bayouth was the first member of his family to pass away.
His wife, Billie Lee Bayouth, his brother-in-law, Dr. Tom Shadid, and a large number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and godchildren are among those who will miss him after his passing. Both the Trisagion prayer service and the funeral service will be held at St. Antony’s Orthodox Christian Church, which is located at 2645 East 6th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104. The prayer service will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 19th, and the funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 20th.