Paul Harlan Bierig
We are heartbroken to announce the death of our pillar to our family, Paul Harlan Bierig. He left this world at the age of 79, on November 15, 2022 surrounded by his loving wife and family by his side in Oklahoma City, Ok.
Paul was born, May 18, 1943, in Fairview, Ok., to Paul and Lula Bierig. Paul’s father worked for Major county and spent his summers Custom Harvesting. His Mother was a loving wife and cared for the family and home.
Paul went to High school at Fairview and while attending a basketball game in Carmen, Ok., he met the love of his life Sherrie Len Estes. Sherrie was from Cherokee, Ok., where Paul and Sherrie would date for two years before they married on August 11, 1962.
Throughout the following years Paul would attend North Western Oklahoma State University in Alva, Ok., completing his Bachelors Degree and playing football for the NWOSU Rangers.
The couple eventually moved to Okeene, Ok. in 1969, with their two young children, Paul Charles and Pamela Reneigh.
Paul started teaching Mathematics at the Okeene High school and encompassing his love for football, became an assistant football coach for the Okeene Whippets.
Paul continued his education completing his Masters Degree at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Ok.
For 53 years Paul and Sherrie made their home in Okeene. They were members of the First Christian Church where Paul served as a Decon.
Paul spent his summers Custom Harvesting and eventually made harvesting a full time career. After several years of harvesting, Paul semi retired from traveling with the harvest and would stay home cutting the harvest for local farmers until full retirement.
Paul also severed for 11 years on the Okeene Hospital Board.
Paul and Sherrie celebrated their 60th anniversary this past August of 2022.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Lula Bierig, and his sister, Gloria Fawcett.
Paul is survived by his wife Sherrie Bierig of Okeene. His son Paul Charles Bierig and wife Joleen Bierig of Plano, TX. His daughter Pamela Reneigh Cosby of Yukon, Ok. His brother Darrel Bierig and wife Nancy Bierig of Oklahoma City, Ok.
Paul is also survived by and loved his grandchildren, Randi Paige Hurst of Honolulu, HI. MacKenzie Morris of Oklahoma City, Ok. Sarah Higdon of Stillwater, OK. Aiden Bierig of Norman, Ok.
Paul is also survived by and treasured his great grandchildren, Drew Leigh Cosby, Caden Morris, Cameron Morris and Parker J. Hurst.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be announced by the family. The burial services will be held at the Fairview Cemetery at a later date.
I Made It Home!
I just wanted to let you know I made it home.
Everything is so pretty here, so fresh, so new. I wish that you could close your eyes so you could see it too.
Please try not to be sad for me. Try to understand. God is taking care of me…..I’m in the shelter of his hands.
Here there is no sadness, and no sorrow, and no pain. Here there is no crying, and I’ll never hurt again.
Here it is so peaceful, when all the angels sing. I really have to go now ….. I’ve just got to try my wings.