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Jeffrey Deys

December 11, 1969 — February 20, 2024

In Loving Memory of Jeff Dale Deys

December 11, 1969 - February 20, 2024

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Jeffrey Dale Deys, a cherished husband, devoted father, and loyal friend passed away February 20, 2024, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 54. Jeff was born on December 11, 1969, in Lakeland, Florida, to his parents, Lois and Roger Deys.

Jeff spent his formative years in Lakeland, Florida, and graduated from Lakeland Christian School in 1988. After high school, he furthered his education at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. It was during his time at Harding that Jeff met the love of his life, Lisa. Their enduring love story began during his junior year and she was no easy catch. He had to work hard to keep her interest, eventually winning her over with his persistence. Jeff wholeheartedly supported Lisa as she pursued her education and together they were a team. They were married on August 8, 1992, in Hickory Ridge, Arkansas, and they embarked on a journey together that spanned over three decades. The family enjoyed taking vacations together to Disney World and SeaWorld and many other places.

Jeff was a man of unwavering dedication and profound love for his family. After completing his Doctor of Chiropractic Program in Dallas, Texas, Jeff and Lisa settled in Oklahoma, where they welcomed two precious daughters, Kayden Joy and Alexa Mae, into their lives. Family was Jeff's top priority, and he cherished every moment spent with his beloved wife and daughters. Tragically, in 2022, Jeff and his daughters faced the devastating loss of Lisa after her courageous battle with cancer. Jeff thought that she hung the stars and the moon for him and their girls. His profound love and admiration for Lisa knew no bounds, and his unwavering support during her illness was a testament to his character and devotion.

Jeff was a pillar of strength for his daughters, Kayden and Alexa, whom he cherished beyond measure. He wholeheartedly supported them in their endeavors, attending Alexa's sporting events and cheering her on as her biggest fan. If you ever got in a conversation with Jeff, he loved to brag about Alexa, showing off her artwork, drawings, to telling you about how amazing she is at Taekwondo. Alexa appreciates all he did for her and her best friend Daysha. He helped them live out their dreams together and took them wherever they wanted to go, even taking both to Disney World. Alexa loved her critters and he let her have all that she wanted, such as spiders and snakes. She has since grown out of keeping such exotic pets, but it was her dad that allowed her to have anything that she wanted.

It takes a very special person to take care of his children like he did. Jeff loved his oldest daughter Kayden with all his heart and whatever she wanted was hers. He knew that she would not be able to enjoy some of the same things that other people take for granted, so he would seize every opportunity to make moments special for her. From Kayden's HUGE collection of stuffed animals, to arranging to have a pink limousine for her 16th birthday, Jeff never failed to impress. He would try to do at least one small thing for her every day to make her feel special. Jeff took great pride in his daughters' accomplishments and ensured they felt loved and valued every day. His boundless love and selflessness extended to every aspect of his life, leaving an indelible mark on all who knew him.

A man of integrity and authenticity, Jeff was known for his straightforward nature and genuine compassion. What you saw is what you get type of person and if you didn't like his personality then you can move on. He was not going to change who he is to make you like him. He valued honesty and loyalty above all else and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. Jeff's infectious laughter and playful demeanor brought joy to those around him, and his unwavering generosity touched countless lives. He enjoyed people, he loved having them around to entertain, and he loved to pick on the people that he loved. If he was picking on you then he liked you.

He had a passion for cooking and enjoyed hosting gatherings, where he delighted in sharing his culinary creations, especially his signature smoked brisket with family and friends. His moto is go big or go home! He loved sharing his food and always said if you go home hungry, it is your own fault. He frequented several restaurants around the Tulsa area and would make friends at all of them. Jeff was a giver, and loved to make peoples day from leaving big tips, or giving you an envelope full of cash because he knew they were going through some struggles. He was one of the most selfless people you could ever know, and he would go out of his way to make someone smile.

Jeff's had a love for trout fishing on the Little Red River in Arkansas. He had a dream of one day owning a cabin by a stream that reflected his appreciation for nature and tranquility. He cherished moments spent at concerts, creating lasting memories with his loved ones. Throughout life's challenges, Jeff remained steadfast in his faith and resolute in his commitment to his family. He was a source of strength and inspiration to all who knew him, and his legacy of love and kindness will forever endure.

Jeff is preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Lisa Kay Deys.

He is survived by his daughters Kayden Joy Deys and Alexa Mae Deys, his mother Lois Zimmerman and husband Tom, his sister Katrina Hoopes and husband Roger, Lisa's parents, Kay and Doug Wilson, Grandma Deys, aunts, uncles, cousins, along with a host of family, friends, and co-workers.

In lieu of flowers the family ask to make donations in Jeff's or Lisa's name to the following.

Leukemia Foundation: https://givenow.lls.org/give/342076/?ds_rl=1278572&gad_source=1&ds_rl=1278572&gclid=CjwKCAiAivGuBhBEEiwAWiFmYS8hjShSCItcYP0fuj0a0yoSs2mtV2YAQ3UInFGRSydCHm1_2HlmCBoC_w4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds#!/donation/checkout?preset1=50&preset2=100&preset3=250&preset4=500

Inner City Mission: https://innercitymission.net/donate

Pathways Core Training: https://www.pathwayscoretraining.org/

A celebration of Jeff's life will be held at the Greenleaf Barn (6815 S 321st E Ave, Broken Arrow, OK 74014) on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 11:00 AM, with a reception to follow.

Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Glenpool-Bixby Funeral Service, where family and friends may leave kind words of comfort, share special memories, and offer condolences to the family online at www.schaudtfuneralservice.com.

In honoring Jeff's memory, may we strive to embody his spirit of compassion, generosity, and unwavering love for family and community. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered in our hearts. May he rest in eternal peace.

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

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