Anthony Wayne Birdshead

March 10, 1964 - April 3, 2018

Anthony Wayne Birdshead, Sr., 54, of Geary, OK, formerly of Canton, departed this life early Tuesday morning, April 3, 2018 at Oklahoma City, OK. Anthony was born on March 10, 1954 at Clinton, OK to Lawrence and Wanda Lee (Walker) Birdshead. Anthony grew up in the Canton area and graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1983. He also studied heat and air at Autry Vo-Tech in Enid. Anthony married Patricia LaNell Newbreast on November 21, 1988 at Carson City, NV. He enjoyed spending time with his family, teaching his boys how to work hard and be individuals, taking his boys to the shooting range, fishing at Canton Lake and attending sweat lodges. Anthony was preceded in death by his mother, Wanda Lee Birdshead in 2016. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Birdshead of the home in Geary, OK; father Lawrence Birdshead of Canton, OK; five sons, Jess Ray Birdshead and wife Amanda of Tulsa, OK, Joshua Lee Birdshead and wife Lucia of Lawton, OK, Anthony Wayne Birdshead, Jr. and wife Marie, John Ryan Birdshead and Jeremy Layne Birdshead, all of Tulsa, OK; three sisters, Moosey Goljenboom and husband John of Putnam, OK, Sharon Birdshead and Mark Hafner of Shawnee, OK and Susan Cummings; two brothers, Kenny Birdshead of Seattle, WA and Doug Urban; grandchildren Jeremy, Lilly, Naveah, Ambre, Alta, Dalton, Arrow, Rachelle, Jason, Jordan, Bruce Wayne and Joslynn Paige; numerous nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles, cousins and friends. A wake service began at 6:00 p.m., Friday evening, April 6, 2018 at the Canton Native American Gymnasium. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the same venue with Chester Whiteman, Robert Littlebird and Henry Littlebird officiating. Interment followed in Canton Reinterment (Chief's) Cemetery near Canton Lake. Condolences may be made online at


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