Eulis Franklin Wing
Gans – Memorial services for Eulis Franklin Wing, 84, were held at 11 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 12, 2020, at Gans Bible Church under the direction of Forever Memories Funeral Services, Sallisaw.
Mr. Wing was born on Oct. 15, 1935, in Tulsa to Albert Thomas Wing and Celia Nevada (Langston) Wing and passed away on Mon., Aug. 24, 2020, in Sallisaw. He married Elizabeth Suzan Lesley on June 3, 1953. He grew up singing with two of his brothers in Quartets traveling all over Oklahoma and Arkansas.
He worked as manager with Kinney Shoes, moving up as first manager in the U.S. with Woolco Shoe Dept. in 1965; District Manager over the Eastern Coast from Canada, Nova Scotia to Puerto Rico, from 1968-1989; and “District Manager of the year” three years in a row. He was promoted to Field Auditor for Woolworth/Footlocker over the U.S. until his retirement after 47 and one-half years.
He was music and choir director of the churches he attended and was an ordained minister. He also served on the Council and was a former Mayor for the town of Gans.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Suzan of Gans; sister, Ruth Swarthout, and sister-in-law Betty Wing both of Tulsa; son, Gerald Wing and his wife Elizabeth; daughters, Sherrie Balentine and Shelly Blackburn and her husband James all of Sallisaw; daughterin-law Terri Rees Wing of North Carolina; son-in-law Luiz Esteves of Massachusetts; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Larry, Kenneth, Arthur, Norris, and Joe; sister, Naomi; son, Guy; daughter, Joni Esteves; grandson, Philip Esteves; and granddaughter-in-law, Crystal Wing.