OBITUARY: Michael J. Dain

Michael J. Dain was born Nov. 2, 1947, in Wichita.

He spent his childhood on his parents’ dairy farm near Furley. After graduating high school in 1965, he served in the U.S. Navy for three and a half years.

His duty stations included the Natal Supply Depot, Guam, and Navel Support Activity Saigon, Republic of Vietnam.

Using his GI Bill, Mike attended the Midwestern School of Broadcasting and began his radio career. During the next four decades, he rose to be one of the pre-eminent farm broadcasters in the nation. He received many local, regional and statewide honors including awards from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Oklahoma Wheat Commission, Oklahoma Association of Conversative districts, Oklahoma Farmers Union, The Oklahoma Peanut Commission, the Oklahoma Pork Council and Oklahoma Cattlemen Inc.

Outside of being a fixture in the Oklahoma agriculture community, he was an avid golfer, Merge Haggard fan, bowling enthusist and professional napper. He will be most remembered for his engaging personality and ornery sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by parents Richard E. Dain and Maxine Foster Dain. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Deneci; son, James and his wife Kimberly; grandsons Carter and Miles; daughter, Viviane Arnold and husband Gabriel; grandsons Gabriel and Maximus and granddaughter Isabela; daughter Vanice Goncalves; sister Katie Oller and husband Larry; brother Patrick Dain; and many nieces and nephews, and countless friends.

A celebration of life gathering will be on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Corbett Funeral Home. Attend anytime from 1 to 3 p.m. to share memories with family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, make a donation to www.okffa.org/foundation “Mike Dain Trust.”