Logan Joseph Seneker passed away at his home on April 9
th, 2015 at the age of 98. Logan was born at home to William Logan and Hattie
Lee Seneker on October 21, 1916. He was a lifelong resident of Sapulpa.
He was the owner of Senekers Jewelry store (Est. 1906 by his father William
Logan Seneker). Logan was cherished by all who knew him, beginning with
his loving parents and grandparents who taught him at an early age on
how to be well rounded in all areas of his life. He was an only child
for 9 years before his beloved sister arrived in 1925. Logan began his
education at Jefferson Elementary School and then went to Sapulpa High
School where he met the love of his life Carol Louise Catlett and graduated
in 1934. After graduation, he attended Oklahoma A&M College (now known
as OSU) where he studied Chemical Engineering and became a member of the
SAE Fraternity. After attending only 1 year of college, he came home and
started working for the Frisco railroad where he was a conductor for 5
years. On February 2, 1938 he and Carol were married and shared 57 years
until her passing in 1997. In 1941 Logan joined the Army where he served
his great country until 1943 and then enlisted into the Navy until 1945.
While in the Navy he earned Chief Gunner Mate and worked in the optical
shop as a watchmaker. He served in WWII in Okinawa Japan during his time
in the Navy and had the great honor of meeting Admiral Raymond Spruance
and served as the Captain of the boat that took the Admiral to several
location along the coast of Okinawa. Logan loved his military life, but
in his generation, he did what his parents told him to do. When his mother
told him that she needed him home to help out in the Jewelry store because
his father’s health was failing, he did just that. He worked in
the store until he retired and closed the store in 1980. Logan enjoyed
many things in life from an early age. He loved to hustle and play pool
and was quite good at it. During the depression he was able to play against
the “millionaire club” in town and walk away with a little
more jingle in his pocket. He got quite a laugh out of telling these stories.
He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge where he was a member for over
75 years. He also enjoyed fishing with a group of friends. They were always
the same group of men, 12 in all, and they fished together for 40 years.
Logan was the camp cook and cleverly mastered a way to bake yeast rolls
by a creek bank. The aroma would bring the men out of their tents in a
hurry. After retiring, Logan and Carol would take exciting trips to Alaska
and Canada to explore the great fishing that both destinations
had to offer. In his later life, he enjoyed working with wood and started
“Logans Crafts” making bird feeders and whirly gigs. He was
a master craftsman with a genius mind. He would be able take anything
and modify it to work better, roll better or do better. Animals were a
big part of his life; he owned dogs all his life from pure white German
Shepards to beagles to mutts. He cherished each and every animal and never
forgot a single one. When asked who his favorite animal was, he would
reply, “Your favorite one is your last one”. Music was such
a huge part of his life. He would play music from the time he got up each
day until he went to bed at night. He loved the music of his youth and
when you entered his home you would find yourself in the era of the big
bands, hit parades, and old love songs.
Ten years ago God sent Logan a precious neighbor named Kelly who became
a wonderful companion and best friend. She helped Logan whenever he needed
it and in the last years of his life she became his caregiver and adopted
Granddaughter. With Kelly’s help, he was able to continue living
in his own home till his death. This was always his greatest desire. Our
family is deeply grateful to Kelly for her dedication to him and his excellent
Logan was such a great story teller and great stories he would tell! He
will forever live in our hearts and we know that this is not goodbye forever
but for now, May he rest in God’s Eternal Peace!
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Carol Louise Seneker,
and his Sister Joan Seneker Lindenberg. Survived by his nephews, Chris
Lindenberg of Broken Arrow and Keith Lindenberg of Colorado, and his nieces,
Kay Hyslop of Broken Arrow, Anne Beshara of Tulsa, Kerry Jones of Tulsa,
and many great nieces and nephews.
Private family services will be held at a later time.