The Norman Transcript


December 26, 2012

John Allen Wehr

NORMAN — John Allen Wehr, 71, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. He was born Dec. 16, 1941, in Orlando, Okla., to Francis and Ruth Webb Wehr.

Graveside funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Morris Heights Cemetery in Orlando, Okla.

John graduated from Orlando High School in 1960 and shortly thereafter joined the Army National Guard.

In spring 1961, he went to work for Safeway Grocery Store, later known as Homeland, until he retired in 1996. After he retired, he went to work at LaRue’s Automotive in Edmond, owned by Bill and Connie LaRue. There, he worked with nephews Steve and Robert LaRue.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Myrna Lemon; and a brother, Dwight Wehr.

Survivors include two daughters, Tori and her husband Kevin Mote of May, Texas, and Johna and Marty Riley of Bixby. John was blessed with six grandchildren, Kelton, Sarah and Wyatt Mote and Tarren, Jaylen and Jordan Riley. He is also survived by Vicki Ellis Wehr of Moore; two sisters, Connie and her husband Bill LaRue of Edmond and Elaine Thedford of Enid; two brothers, Dale and Joe Wehr of Perry; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

John enjoyed each day, loved his family and friends unconditionally, and will be remembered with a smile on his face and a whistle on his lips.

Services are under the direction of Smith-Gallo Funeral Home in Guthrie.

Friends may sign the online guest book at

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