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David Wayne Bartgis – 63, of Yukon, OK, passed Monday, July 27, 2020 in Oklahoma City.
David was born in Covina, California on July 9, 1957 to the late Glenn Hawkins and Ruby (McKee) Bartgis.
His passion was hiking and he had been working on completing the Appalachian Trail. Other life-long passions were running marathons, and raising golden retrievers- especially his sidekick, Maverick. He enjoyed OU Football and the beach, Destin, FL being his favorite. He had numerous accomplishments including serving his country.
He spent 21 years at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in El Reno as an Engineering Technician and a proud member of the Disturbance Control Team – he retired from the BOP in 2010. Since then he has continued his work at Chesapeake and was most recently employed with the city of Oklahoma City as a Project Manager. He was also a Veteran from the United States Army and enjoyed serving a good portion of his time overseas in Germany.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Brenda Bartgis; children, Lindsey Bartgis (husband TJ Cox) and Traci Bartgis (husband Aaron Flesner); brothers, Dennis Hawkins, Darryl Hawkins, and Thomas Hawkins Melcher; sister, Darlene Hawkins De Armond; brother Jasper Floyd, sisters Jackie Floyd and Jo Lynn Floyd-Miller; children, Melissa Webb and Russell Carroll; as well as several grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Corbett Funeral and Cremation, 807 W Wilshire Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73116.
To view the memorial service live on facebook, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/pg/OklahomaCityCremation/videos/?ref=page_internal
A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at a later date for extended family and friends.