Michael V. Dedmon

Michael V. Dedmon


Michael (Mike) Vernon Dedmon of Edmond, Oklahoma was born February 1st, 1946, in Seminole, Oklahoma to Dolphus and Donna (Waldron) Dedmon and passed away May 14th, 2023, in Edmond, Oklahoma at the age of 77.

He is survived by: His wife, Mattie Dedmon of the home, Two daughters: Hannah Dedmon of Edmond, Oklahoma, Nicole Gensman of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Three sons:  Mickey Dedmon and wife Dena Dedmon of Talala, Oklahoma,  Jerrod Gensman and wife Kelly Gensman of Stillwater, Oklahoma Dillyn Sprecher and wife Lyndsay Sprecher of Norman, Oklahoma.  His mother: Donna Shelton of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, One sister:  Dayle Reinkober and husband Paul of Chelsea, Oklahoma,  One brother:  Larry Shelton and wife Beverly of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Six grandchildren: Brandon Dedmon of Washington D.C. Karli Dedmon of Talala, Oklahoma and brother Tyler Dedmon of Howe, Oklahoma Cael Gensman and sister Rylee Gensman of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Lily Sprecher of Norman, Oklahoma,  Numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dolphus Dedmon and wife Thelma; his step-father, Dewey Shelton; his grandmother, Marie Houck; and his sister, Patti Phipps.

Mike Dedmon was a family man. He loved his wife deeply and often told her, “The only reason I’m on this Earth is to take care of you.” They were true soulmates that shared a special bond. He also loved his children and grandchildren with pride and joy. Often with his family, Mike enjoyed fishing, hunting, music, his pets, and OU football. In addition, Mike was also a self-made business man who graduated from Heavener High School in May of 1964. His hard work and determination led him to the Oklahoma City area where he went on to proudly create and run his own Construction Management Business known as Benchmark. Through this business he worked on numerous projects; most notably alongside the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. He worked tirelessly to provide the best for his family, which he loved dearly. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mike will lie in state from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, for family only; 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, for the public.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 18, 2023, at the Compassion OKC (6901 NW 150th Oklahoma City). Pastor Wendell Prim & Jamie Crawford officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be Brandon Dedmon, Tyler Dedmon, Dalton Stayley, and Eli Freeman.

To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Mike Dedmon, please send them to Matthews Funeral Home at 601 S Kelly Ave, Edmond,

To view the Memorial Slideshow Video for Mike Dedmon please follow the link attached: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10CGOVydrXNGGhALFH24pmUfh91AENejo/view?usp=drivesdk

2 thoughts on “Michael V. Dedmon”

  1. Kathy Falkenstein

    Mattie , and family , so so sorry for your loss …I thought Mike was doing so much better…you all are in my prayers for healing , and peace… love you all …
    Kathy Falkenstein

  2. Kim Cress

    I worked with Mike at the Zoo on the Cat Forrest back in the late 90’s. I worked for FlintCo and our work trailers were side by side. Those two years were more fun because of Mike as he made it very enjoyable to come to work each day. I actually was just looking him up today because I was thinking about how he was doing, and was shocked to see he had passed. I’ve wanted to call him for years just to see how he was, sorry I waited until today to do it. I ran into him about 7
    years ago and he mentioned he had had heart problems, I’m just so sad.
    My sympathies go out to his family which I didn’t know anyone except for meeting Mickey once years ago. I’m so very sorry and am sure he will be missed dearly.
    I used to call him my little Heavener hick…I can just hear that Heavener accent right now.

    Kim Cress

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