Theodore “Ted” O’Brien, April 13, 1953~May 6, 2024

May 9, 2024

Theodore “Ted” O’Brien, 71, of Midwest City, OK, passed away Monday, May 6, 2024 in Oklahoma. He was born April 13, 1953 in Fayetteville, AR to Theodore and Mamie Collins O’Brien.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Mamie O’Brien and his wife, Cathy Thompson O’Brien in 1994.

Ted graduated from Greenland High School. He was a college graduate from the University of Arkansas and UCO in Oklahoma. Ted was a veteran of the US Air Force. He was a certified public accountant with a love of math.

After the passing of Cathy, he became a “dad”, that is what he did. He loved taking his kids on vacations. He enjoyed fishing and gardening (especially irises). Ted had a dry sense of humor!

He is survived by a son, Sean O’Brien and wife Brooke of Moore, OK; a daughter, Caitlin Radford of Norman, OK; three siblings, Regina Speegle of Farmington, AR, Mary Ellen Dunham of West Fork, AR, and Rick O’Brien and wife Beverly of Greenland, AR; 2 grandchildren, Sebastian and Charlotte O’Brien; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Mineral Springs Cemetery in West Fork.

There is no scheduled visitation.


4 Condolences

  1. Keith and Gail Thompson

    Ted was a wonderful neighbor. He was certainly involved with Caitlin and Sean activities as they grew up. Ted loved his kids! You both and all of the family are in our thoughts and prayers for comfort and strength.
    Keith and Gail Thompson

  2. Dan and Karen Smith

    We are so saddened to hear of Ted’s passing. We have great memories of our kids growing up together, playing soccer. Ted was a wonderful man, friend, and an amazing dad. Sean and Caitlin, our hearts go out to you and the family. We love you. ❤

  3. Connie Karnes Kerr

    Teddy always had a smile. We started first grade together and finished U of A together. He was so very proud of his children and his face would light up when anyone asked about them. So grateful he came to our last class gathering in August 2022 (50+1 reunion). Prayers of comfort to his family.


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