In Memory of Michael David Wortman

Michael David Wortman

  • Birth Date: April 6, 1943
  • Death Date: May 19, 2018


Michael David Wortman, 75, passed away on Saturday May 19, 2018 at Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith, AR. He was born on April 6, 1943 in Stillwater, OK to Dewey and Beulah Wortman.

Mike grew up in Tucson, AZ., graduating from Flowing Wells High School in 1961. After high school he joined the military, where he served for 23 distinguished years. Michael retired as Master Sergeant, United States Army, in 1984. He moved his family to Vian after retiring where he pursued his higher education degree at Northeastern State University. He graduated with a Master degree in Computer Science in 1989. Upon graduating he held multiple positions in the Vian School system, most notably as the Computer Science administrator for more than 15 years.

Mike married Carla Bennett in1990 in Sallisaw, OK. They were happily married for 22 years.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents Dewey and Beulah, Wife Carla, Brother Richard, and son Kelly.

Michael is survived by his sons Shawn Wortman of Bentonville, AR, Brian (Laura) Wortman of Bentonville, AR, John (Nicole) Bennett of Sallisaw, OK, Lee (Stephanie) Bennett of Vian, daughters Bobbie Jo (David) Real of Sallisaw, OK Laura (Brandon) Fisher of Wichita, KS, Sister Gigi Wortman of Tucson, AZ, grandchildren Courtney Wortman, Maya Wortman, Addison Wortman, Reed Wortman, Kennedy Fisher, Aiden Fisher, Robert Lee Bennett and Carlee Bennett, Lacey Real, J.T. Real, Harley Real.

Visitation will be held at Forever Memories Funeral Service, 463505 HWY 101 Sallisaw, OK on Tuesday May 22, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Graveside services will follow in the Buffington Cemetery, Sallisaw on Wed, May 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm.

Message from Mike & Heather Hart

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Message from Don and Jimmie Lou Stites

Rest In Peace, Mike, and say hello to Carla in heaven for us. Don and Jimmie Lou.

Message from Ann Abbott

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your love ones. May God wrap his arms around each of you For comfort. God Bless each of you...

Message from

My deepest condolences on the loss of Michael, I knew him from years ago.

Message from Robert (Bob) Murray

I extend to you the family my deepest sympathies in the passing of Mike. He was a cornerstone in the development of many young soldiers. I served with him in Heilbronn Germany in the early 70's at 237th Engineer Battalion (ADM). He will be missed.

Message from Patricia Stratton

I am heartbroken for Mike's family. He was one of the finest men I have ever met. He was a dear friend. He will forever have a place in my heart. -Everyone leaves footprints in your memory, but the ones that leave footprints in your heart are the ones you will truly remember. ~ Sperling

Message from Matthew Daniels

Salute. Condolences to your family. Hoooaaah, my fellow ADMer.

Message from Stephen Kinsey

Sorry for your lost.

Message from Rodney & Lynette McClelland

Brian and Laura,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. Praying peace and comfort for all the family. We love you! ??????????

Message from Tim and Sharon Lindsey

We are so sorry for the loss of Mike. He was truly one of a kind. Our thoughts and prayers for all his family and friends.

Message from Jackie Rogers

John and Nicole: Deepest Sympathy for your loss.

Message from Donnie Jamison

Prayers for all family

Message from

There are people who may have not been your leader but who were such a good example of leadership that you try to follow their example . My memories of him are like that.

Message from Genia Means

Prayers for God's healing grace of comfort and peace for each of you as cherished memories bring smiles and laughter and even some tears as you share precious memories

Message from Twila Younger and Jan McQuain

We are sorry to hear of the loss of Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Message from Ashley Eidson

I am so sorry for the families loss. Our prayers and condolences go out to the family from Phoenix, AZ. I know he’s at home with my dear aunt Boo. Forevever will we miss them ??

Message from Beverley Davis Stapperfend

Mike and I were first cousins (our mothers were sisters). We were close growing up. I am 5 months older. I just found out about his passing from another close cousin who also just found out. I saw him last not long after Carla died. He only lived a few hours away and came to visit me to bring some genealogy information that he had. It was my turn to visit him and see the new house they had built. I tried numerous times to reach him but never an answer. Didn’t think much about it at the time as he said he was doing a lot of traveling. I am just shocked and broken hearted that I was not at his memorial. I am so sorry to hear about his passing. My deepest sympathy and prayers to all the family.