George G Bland


Funeral services for George Gayle Bland, 79 of Enid, will Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 1:30 pm in the First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Andrew Long officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Burris Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation with the family will be Friday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 pm with a Masonic Service at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

George was born to Vernon C. and Claudia (White) Bland in Port Arthur, Texas on May 29, 1940 and died on July 16, 2019 in Enid, Oklahoma.

He graduated from High Island High School and then served in the United States Air Force, retiring after 23 years. On July 22, 1977, he married Donna Ostermann at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. They moved to Enid in 1984. George began employment at Northrup in 1984, serving as club manager. He later worked for the State of Oklahoma at NORCE as a direct care specialist/Med-Aide. George retired from NORCE after fourteen years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #80, the 32nd at Guthrie, and a member of Akdar Shrine. George was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed supporting the Texas Longhorns as well as the Dallas Cowboys, and loved spending time with his family and friends.

George is survived by his wife Donna, of the home; three daughters, Tanya (Tyler) Ellis of Enid, Sheila Bland and Kimberly (Philip) Seelinger, both of Little Rock, Arkansas; son and his wife, George Bland, Jr. (Cindy) of Flower Mound, Texas; one sister, Claudia Gentile of Beaurmont, Texas; ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Vernon.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Shriners Crippled Children Fund or OMRF-Cancer Division. Condolences maybe made online at
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Michelle Kokojan
Jul 20, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss of George. He was such a kind and special person and he always had a smile on his face. Another great angel we have watching over us and I know he is up there with mom(Pam Darby) and Preston and the rest of the gang. You all are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Bob & Carolyn Holden
Jul 19, 2019
So sorry we are unable to attend the family visitation and funeral for George. I will miss his weekly phone calls and the OU Texas rival between us. I must add, “No worries George I will pay my debit to Donna because a SOONER always pays his debits.” May God bless your hearts with peace and wonderful memories. Love, Bob and Carolyn Holden
Nanette Keith-Allen
Jul 19, 2019
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Jul 19, 2019
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Sheila & Chris Black
Jul 18, 2019
Donna, Tanya, and all the family, we were saddened, to hear of George's passing. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. "Papa George", will remain in our hearts and memories, forever. Love and Hugs, ❤
Pat Dickinson Peebles
Jul 18, 2019
Buddy, Sheila, Kim, and all the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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Jul 18, 2019
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Jul 18, 2019
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Dorothy Medlock
Jul 18, 2019
A great guy to work with!! A great dedicated Texas fan!! George rest in peace..prayers for all family..
Jul 18, 2019
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Mary Carlile
Jul 17, 2019
George was a special man. I enjoyed his smile and friendly demeanor when we would greet each other at First Presbyterian Church and “pass the peace of Christ”. Donna is a dear friend and all of the women who cook for Manna with her to feed those in need, are holding her up in their prayers at this sad time. May God bring you peace and comfort.
Judi Smith
Jul 17, 2019
I worked with George at NORCE, he was a very sweet person. Prayers for your entire Family.