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Obituary For

Steve Plank

03/14/1944 - 12/08/2017

Steve  Plank our loving dad, grandfather and husband passed away Friday, December 8, 2017. The family will be receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in the Walker-Brown Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ike Amaro officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home. Steven Ray Plank was born March 14, 1944 in Long Beach, CA at the end of WWII as part of the Baby Boomer generation to Hubert and Mary Alice (Darling) Plank. His early years were spent in Fairview, OK and at age 13 the Plank family moved to Bartlesville. Steve is survived by his wife, Margaret Plank, son, Rick Plank and wife, Martina of Los Angeles, CA, daughter, Suzanne and husband David Keene of Bartlesville. He was blessed with grandchildren: Corporal Adcock Hayden Ray of Twentynine Palms, CA, Charlotte, Maximilian and Scarlett of Los Angeles, CA, Grace, Lindsey and Lauren. Also surviving is his brother, Larry Plank and wife Lanita, sister, Trudy Plank, brother-in-law, Bob Marshall and wife Billie Joan, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Steve was a loving and attentive husband, father and grandfather that never missed a little league game or practice. He always lead by example with his unselfishness and unwavering quiet strength. He was a Railroad Man (Santa Fe), amateur electrician, tool & die man (MGM & John Zink). Steve was a licensed pilot who enjoyed model airplanes, a drone enthusiast, President of the Astronomy Club and a very protective and caring children's School Bus Driver. He has left a hole in our hearts that will only be filled by time and the memories of all the love and wisdom that he imbued us with throughout our time together. We will miss you and love you forever. 





Pastor Ike Amaro


12/12/2017 08:00 pm
Walker-Brown Funeral Home Chapel
4201 E. Nowata Rd.
Bartlesville OK 74006


12/12/2017 12:00 am - 12/12/2017 02:00 am
FAMILY RECEIVING FRIENDS -- Walker-Brown Funeral Home
4201 E. Nowata Rd.
Bartlesville OK 74006


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  • Posted by Ernie and Tami snodgrass from bartlesville, Oklahoma
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    12/11/2017 at 08:57pm
  • Posted by Ernie Patrick from Copan, Oklahoma
    My sincere condolences to the family. I will always remember Steve as a patient individual who helped me as a first time R/C flyer, and who was always willing to help me understand different techniques in flying. He will be missed.
    12/12/2017 at 12:20am
  • Posted by Janet Dillard from BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma
    Steve was a great guy. I worked with him at the schools and he always had a joke or kind word. I will miss seeing him at the casino where we always had a good laugh together. Sincere condolences to the family.
    12/12/2017 at 01:02am
  • Posted by Joan McKinney from Bartlesville , Oklahoma
    Margaret, Rick, Susie & all of Steve’s loved ones. God blessed me when Steve came into my life. He will always be in my heart. We had some REALLY good times that won’t share with you but mostly he was always our ‘calm rock’. I don’t have any words that you haven’t been told. I’m very sorry for such an enormous loss. Please, always remember I’m just a phone call away no matter what time of day it is. Much love to ALL.
    12/12/2017 at 01:57am
  • Posted by Dave Mueller from Bartlesville, Oklahoma
    I was the principal at Ranch Heights for twelve years and Steve drove a route for us for most of that time. He was super patient with the children, especially the youngest ones. I vividly remember one young boy who continued to act up on the bus. I visited with Steve about him and he finally seated the youngster right behind him and said that "he's going to have to learn how to ride on the bus!" And thanks to Steve's patience and instruction he DID learn how to ride and quit acting up. Steve also brought the Astronomy Club to our playground and we had a number of Science Nights when students could come to school and have the opportunity to look through telescopes at planets and other interesting sights that they would otherwise not have the opportunity to do. I am saddened at his passing as he was a great friend to students and I enjoyed working with him.
    12/12/2017 at 03:30am
  • Posted by Kim Foust-Scherman from bartlesville, Oklahoma
    Praying for you Rick & family
    12/12/2017 at 06:51pm