Tony Ray Vap, 61, of Ponca City, went to be with the Lord on November 25, 2020, at Alliance Health. A Funeral Ceremony will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at NewPoint Church, with Pastor Kyle Megenity officiating. Viewing will be from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday, November 30, 2020 and Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Face masks are required. For those unable to attend, the ceremony will be live streamed. The broadcast can be accessed by visiting www. troutfuneralhome.com starting at 1:45 PM, and selecting the live stream link in the upper right hand of the homepage. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.
Tony was born on January 20, 1959, in Ellinwood, KS, to Gaylen Raymond and Lila Ann (McElwain) Vap. He was raised in Kildare, OK. He married the love of his life, Kym Lamm on September 5, 1998 in Eureka Springs, AR. They made their home and raised their four girls in Ponca City, OK. He was a residential painter for many years. More recently, Tony and Kym became licensed Medical Marijuana growers and started their business, Jagged Leaf Organics.
Tony was an avid sports fan and in his spare time you could find him on the sidelines of his kids and grandkids sporting events. He was their biggest fan and will always be remembered for his larger than life personality. Tony had a gift with children. All kids seemed to be drawn to him. His passion was helping in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and various church camps. You would always find him on the front row and he was truly just as excited as the kids to hear the stories or make the crafts. In the summer you would find him in the backyard, working on his pool, beer in hand and music blasting through the neighborhood. He felt his mission was to teach all kids how to swim and do cannonballs. He would always challenge you to a friendly match of pool volleyball. He loved attending concerts with his daughters and wife. Tony’s greatest joy was his family. He had an adoration for life and was always up for anything fun or adventurous. He will always be remembered for his infectious smile and contagious laugh. Tony was a member of NewPoint Church.
Tony is survived by: his wife, Kym, of the home; daughters, Sasha Steelmon and her husband, Wyley, of Ponca City, Leigh Ann Gilles and her husband, Kael, of Oklahoma City, OK, Lindsey Hobbs and her partner, Dylon Wolf, of Ponca City, Amy Rae Arbona and her husband, Tony, of Ponca City; grandchildren, Maison and Mia Steelmon, Zayden and Raeleigh Gilles, Adalynn and Aven Hobbs, Mackinley and Grayson Wolf, Taylor, Lance, Marli, Evy and Swayzie Arbona; special nephew, Garrett Bailey; brother-in-law, Monty Eckler; niece, Monica Pratt; nephew, Tanner and his wife Elizabeth; father-in-law, Don Crawford and numerous family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Scott Vap and sister, Gayl Schuster.
Pallbearers will be Wyley Steelmon, Kael Gilles, Dylon Wolf, Tony Arbona, Maison Steelmon, Aven Hobbs, Monty Eckler and Garrett Bailey.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lance Arbona, Zayden Gilles, Grayson Wolf, Shane Suggs, Jeff Davis and John Gonterman
Memorial Contributions may be made to NewPoint Church, 109 W. Hartford, Ponca City, OK 74601. We invite you to leave a message of condolence, expression of sympathy or perhaps share a memory of Tony at www.troutfuneralhome.