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Daryl E. Pults

Daryl E. Pults

Funeral Services for Daryl E. Pults will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 16, at Southwest Church of Christ, with Randy Johns officiating.
Interment will follow in the Rosedale Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, October 15, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Criswell Funeral Home with live-streaming available.
Mr. Pults passed from this life to his eternal reward October 5, 2021. He was 88 years old.
Daryl was born March 17, 1933, in Horton, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce McCarty and Elaine Fortner.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years and college sweetheart, Carolyn Lentz; sister, Carolyn Holmes of Olathe Kansas; two daughters, Loree Johns of Paris, Texas and Leah Danley of Edmond, Oklahoma; and five grandchildren: Luke Johns of Victoria, Texas, Taylor Johns of Malibu, California, Mariah Harris of Edmond, Alyssa Danley of Oklahoma City and Ryan Danley of Edmond; and two great- grandchildren, Jett and Jaxon Johns.
Daryl grew up on a dairy farm in Horton, Kansas and lettered in football, basketball and track and was an accomplished vocal soloist; he was much in demand.
He was a state champion on the 4-H dairy judging team, Junior Leadership Champion, Country Dairy Champion and County Council President and he represented Boy Scout Troop 112 at the National Jamboree.
Daryl graduated from Horton High School in 1951 and Kansas State University in 1955. He completed graduate business classes at East Texas State University.
He entered active duty in the United States Air force and became a Strategic Air Command jet pilot with the Eight Air Force.
Daryl flew the B-47 bomber, achieved the rank of Captain and remained on active duty from 1955-1958. He was Honorably discharged in 1968.
He spent thirty-five years with JC Penney and managed stores in Texas and Oklahoma, retiring in 1993.
Always attuned to his Civic duty, Daryl involved himself in many organizations. Active in Lions club for 40 years, he served in most of the offices including president and district governor.
He received the highest humanitarian award, the “Melvin Jones Fellow” in 1999 and was named Ada Lion of the Year in 2010 and again in 2011.
Daryl served as president of the Downtown Merchants Association and the North Hills Merchants Association in Ada, Oklahoma and the Little Dribblers youth basketball program in Levelland. He also chaired the Little Dribblers National Tournament and coached the runner-up team in the National Championship.
While in Levelland, he served as a City Councilman and Mayor.
In 2020, he was chosen to be in the Hall of Fame for Horton High School, Horton Kansas.
As an active member of Southwest Church of Christ in Ada, he was a lifelong teacher.
For nearly 40 years, wherever Penneys transferred him, there was always a small town nearby who needed a regular weekend preacher.
Daryl never turned down an opportunity to work for his Lord. He did mission work in the United States, Estonia, Haiti, Lithuania, Ukraine, Scotland and Great Britain. He was an elder in Levelland and Southwest Church of Christ.
He shared his key to success, “I was able to accomplish these goals in life by putting my faith in God first and by allowing God to use me in serving others. The other inspiration that helped me succeed was my wife, Carolyn. She has always been an encouragement and helper in serving others.”
Their driving force was always, Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Pallbearers include: Taylor Johns, Ryan Danley, Chris Harris, Robert Lea, Jeff Butler and Brent Lowe.
Honorary Pallbearers are: Glendal Hattan, Jack Frye, Ken Roper and Bill Hart.
Memorials can be sent to: Eastern European Mission PO Box 55245 Hurst, TX 76054 and Haitian Widows Home Southwest Church of Christ, 505 West 17th, Ada, Oklahoma, 74820, Memo: Pults Memorial.

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