Michael David Wortman

Michael David Wortman


Michael David Wortman, 75, passed away on Saturday May 19, 2018 at Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith, AR. He was born on April 6, 1943 in Stillwater, OK to Dewey and Beulah Wortman.Mike grew up in Tucson, AZ., graduating from Flowing Wells High School in 1961. After high school he joined the military, where he served for 23 distinguished years. Michael retired as Master Sergeant, United States Army, in 1984. He moved his family to Vian after retiring where he pursued his higher education degree at Northeastern State University. He graduated with a Master degree in Computer Science in 1989. Upon graduating he held multiple positions in the Vian School system, most notably as the Computer Science administrator for more than 15 years. Mike married Carla Bennett in1990 in Sallisaw, OK. They were happily married for 22 years. Mike was preceded in death by his parents Dewey and Beulah, Wife Carla, Brother Richard, and son Kelly.Michael is survived by his sons Shawn Wortman of Bentonville, AR, Brian (Laura) Wortman of Bentonville, AR, John (Nicole) Bennett of Sallisaw, OK, Lee (Stephanie) Bennett of Vian, daughters Bobbie Jo (David) Real of Sallisaw, OK Laura (Brandon) Fisher of Wichita, KS, Sister Gigi Wortman of Tucson, AZ, grandchildren Courtney Wortman, Maya Wortman, Addison Wortman, Reed Wortman, Kennedy Fisher, Aiden Fisher, Robert Lee Bennett and Carlee Bennett, Lacey Real, J.T. Real, Harley Real.Visitation will be held at Forever Memories Funeral Service, 463505 HWY 101 Sallisaw, OK on Tuesday May 22, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Graveside services will follow in the Buffington Cemetery, Sallisaw on Wed, May 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm.


18 Responses

  1. Rest In Peace, Mike, and say hello to Carla in heaven for us. Don and Jimmie Lou.

  2. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your love ones. May God wrap his arms around each of you For comfort. God Bless each of you…

  3. I extend to you the family my deepest sympathies in the passing of Mike. He was a cornerstone in the development of many young soldiers. I served with him in Heilbronn Germany in the early 70’s at 237th Engineer Battalion (ADM). He will be missed.

  4. I am heartbroken for Mike’s family. He was one of the finest men I have ever met. He was a dear friend. He will forever have a place in my heart. -Everyone leaves footprints in your memory, but the ones that leave footprints in your heart are the ones you will truly remember. ~ Sperling

  5. Brian and Laura, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. Praying peace and comfort for all the family. We love you! ??????????

  6. We are so sorry for the loss of Mike. He was truly one of a kind. Our thoughts and prayers for all his family and friends.

  7. There are people who may have not been your leader but who were such a good example of leadership that you try to follow their example . My memories of him are like that.

  8. Prayers for God’s healing grace of comfort and peace for each of you as cherished memories bring smiles and laughter and even some tears as you share precious memories

  9. We are sorry to hear of the loss of Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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