Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

Obituaries

March 14, 2013

Allen Seymour Rodke

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — Allen Seymour Rodke of Pauls Valley was born to Benjamin Paul and Hazel Gladys (Murray) Rodke on November 13, 1939 in Pauls Valley and departed this life on March 11, 2013 at the age of 73.

 Seymour’s family moved to Oklahoma in the early 1940s. During his youth, he and his father enjoyed working on scooters and cycles, which included a Ranger, a small Harley, and an Indian Chief. The Rodke family helped found Metropolitan Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

 Seymour graduated from Northeast High School in 1957. He attended Oklahoma State University and then moved to Enid, Oklahoma where he was employed by National Cash Register Corporation.

 Seymour and Virginia “Gini” Mussler were married on June 30, 1963 at a Young Life Ranch in Buena Vista, Colorado by Bud Carpenter, a good friend and Young Life leader. They moved to Dayton, Ohio in 1967, the home of National Cash Register. Seymour traveled throughout the United States as a specialist on NCR computers and bank proof machines.

 In 1971, the family moved to the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, area, where Seymour started his first company, Allied Business Machines. During the next 30 years, he purchased and sold several companies that dealt in office machines, accounting systems, computers, and computer software.

 In addition to Allied, these companies included Western Data Processing, Texas Cash Register, and Rodke & Associates.

 Seymour was a very involved owner of his companies and helped his friends and employees when they were in need. He enjoyed attending the Independent Cash Register Dealers Association conventions throughout the United States and meeting with all of his friends in business.

 Seymour secured many successful transactions when he owned Texas Cash Register, including large sales to 7-Eleven Corporation and the Army-Air Force Exchange Service.

 He received numerous sales awards, including a Cadillac, a trip to the Caribbean, and several trips to Japan and Hong Kong.

Text Only
Obituaries
  • Oneta K. Goss

    Oneta K. Goss of Pauls Valley passed away April 4, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 90 years.

    April 8, 2014

  • Gary Don Parkey

    Gary Don Parkey, 69, of Paoli, Oklahoma was born May 31, 1944 in Wynnewood, Oklahoma to Harold “John” and Charolette Parkey, and entered this life on April 4, 2014.

    April 8, 2014

  • Carl Lloyd White

    Carl Lloyd White, 76, of Maysville was born April 17, 1937 in Garvin Springs, Okla., to Archie Aaron White and Hazel Mae (Jensen) White. He passed away April 2, 2014 in Oklahoma City.

    April 8, 2014

  • Larry E. Morris

    Larry E. Morris, 59, of Lindsay was born Aug. 2, 1954 and passed away April 2, 2014 in Hennessey, Okla.

    April 6, 2014

  • Jessie ‘Lovenia’ Victoria Alvarado

    Jessie “Lovenia” Victoria Alvarado, 83, of Pauls Valley was born in Wynnewood, Oklahoma to Fred Bevers and Jessie Kelsey Bevers on December 5, 1930. Lovenia passed from this life on April 3, 2014.

    April 5, 2014

  • Virginia Lee (Clagg) Herrin

    Virginia Lee (Clagg) Herrin was born on September 26, 1931 in Lindsay, Okla. and departed for her Heavenly home on March 27, 2014.

    April 1, 2014

  • Suzanne Patton

    Suzanne Chisholm Patton of Pauls Valley passed away March 26, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 62 years.

    March 30, 2014

  • Melissa (Missy) Dawn Mikel

    Melissa (Missy) Dawn Mikel, 45, of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma lost her battle with brain cancer and multiple sclerosis on March 17, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma with family at her side.

    March 28, 2014

  • Georgia Nelda Jean (McKee) Shreve

    Georgia Nelda Jean (McKee) Shreve, 64, a lifelong resident of Elmore City, Oklahoma, passed from this life at her home on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

    March 28, 2014

  • Lela Lavern Wigley

    Lela Lavern Wigley, 89, of Maysville was born Oct. 27, 1924 in Wolf, Okla., to Lee and Mada (Rogers) Morphew.

    March 28, 2014

Business Marquee

e-Edition
  • How You Want It When You Want It Today's Pauls Valley Democrat

    Now you can view and download the Democrat right to your desktop on the day the paper is published. Click here to get more information on the Democrat's e-Edition.

     

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE E-EDITION SITE

     

    ATTENTION CURRENT DEMOCRAT SUBSCRIBERS TO START an e-EDITION

    e-mail request to sjohnson@pvdemocrat.com

    April 20, 2011 1 Photo 1 Link

AP Video
Stocks
Facebook