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Brian Keith Routh

February 28, 1963 — February 7, 2023

Brian Keith Routh, age 59, went to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ on February 7, 2023, in Tuttle, Oklahoma.

Brian was born on February 28, 1963, in Chandler, Oklahoma, to Marlene and Wayne Routh. He was raised on the farm alongside his siblings, Scott, Sena, and Barbara. Brian was active in sports playing football and baseball. His passion for music began at an early age which led him to become involved in band and vocal music. Brian graduated from Chandler High School with the class of 1981 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1989.

He started his career of 39 years with OG&E in 1981 as a meter reader in Chandler and began attending college in the evening at Rose State College working toward a pre-engineering degree. He continued his career in Shawnee where in 1985, he was granted educational leave of absence to attend Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, to complete his engineering degree. After graduation, he was employed by General Dynamics in Fort Worth, Texas, and then Highline Electric Cooperative, Holyoke, Colorado as an electrical engineer. He joined OG&E again in 1992 in Muskogee. He continued to serve the company in Sapulpa and later Oklahoma City at the corporate and North District offices. Brian’s last position was Manager Region Engineering with oversight of the West District. Brian served each role within the company with humility and pride. He had an impeccable work ethic and was admired as a leader.

Brian met Susan Provence while both were attending high school. The two married on September 5, 1981, at Chandler First Baptist Church and were blessed with two children, Dylan Wayne and Rebekah Hope.

Brian was a man of faith and a community leader. During their marriage, Brian and Susan moved several times. As they moved from place to place, it was important to him that his family attend church regularly. After they joined the church, Brian would join the adult choir where he sang solos and was a member of trios and quartets. Brian was a deacon, Sunday School teacher, and choir member at First Baptist Church, Tuttle. He sang solos, was a member of the “Trio,” and substituted as the praise leader on occasion.

When Dylan was in the third grade, Brian and Dylan joined the Boy Scouts of America. Brian served as the Cub Scout Leader from 2003-2005 and continued as a Boy Scout Master from 2006-2013 of Troop #4338. During his time with the Scouts, he was inducted into Order of the Arrow in 2009. He gained Vigil with his son, Dylan, in 2012.

When Dylan entered middle school, Brian and Susan joined the Tuttle Band Boosters. In the fall, Brian and Susan could be found driving the band instrument trailer to Friday night football games. In the spring, they would drive the instrument trailer to concert band contests. In the summer, they spent several days before the Fourth of July and many times on the Fourth at the fireworks stand, the band booster’s yearly fundraiser. After Dylan graduated, they continued their support while Rebekah participated in the band program. Brian served as Tuttle Band Booster President, and they continued to support the Tuttle band program after their children graduated.

Brian also supported Rebekah’s dance career by serving proudly as a “Dance Dad.” He made trips to Galveston, Texas; Panama City Beach, Florida; and Branson, Missouri to support Rebekah and the team from Dance Authority as they competed at national competitions. He was the dad that had the truck and trailer to haul props and backdrops to and from competitions.

Brian’s community leadership began while he and the family were residing in the Glenpool/Sapulpa area. He served on the Board of Directors for the Glenpool Chamber of Commerce from 1996 to 2002. After moving to Tuttle, Brian served the City of Tuttle on the Planning Commission from 2005 to 2007. He served as Chairman and Vice Chair during this time. He then served four years on the Tuttle City Council from May 2007 to April 2011. He was a part of the Council that oversaw the building of the new City Hall. He was involved in the beginning of the new broadband utility and the new soccer park. After he stepped away from the Council, Brian served six years on the Planning Commission from 2011 to 2017.

Many would say that Brian’s favorite color was orange, both OG&E orange and Oklahoma State’s Brightest Orange. Attending OSU football games and basketball games was a favorite pastime. OSU football became more delightful when first Dylan, then Rebekah auditioned and became a part of the OSU Cowboy Marching Band. Brian made certain that he and Susan were attending the bowl game wherever the Cowboys played so that they could enjoy the band’s performance. He was a season ticket holder for Cowboy football even after the children finished school.

Brian is survived by his wife of 41 years Susan Routh; son Dylan Routh and wife Celeste; daughter Rebekah Hannon and husband Ryan; father, Wayne Routh; brother Scott Routh; sister Sena Pribble; sister Barbara Belanger and husband Jack; nieces and nephews Stephanie Jensen and husband Damon, Cera Beth Blair and husband Seth, Jacob Pribble and wife Abby, Kayla Brock and husband Will, Keena Hall and husband Jackson, Karissa Thornton and husband Collin and a host of great nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Brian is preceded in death by his mother, Marlene Routh; maternal grandparents, Nellie and Frank Miller; and paternal grandparents, Flossie and John Routh.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in memory of Brian to the First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, P.O. Box 300, Tuttle, Oklahoma, 73089, or the Tuttle Band Program, Tuttle High School, 300 North Cimarron, Tuttle, Oklahoma, 73089.

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Saturday, February 11, 2023

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