Joel Harrison Deichman

October 20, 2022

Joel Harrison Deichman

October 15, 1950 - October 10, 2022

Joel Harrison Deichman, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, passed away on October 10, 2022, at the age of 71 at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was battling pancreatic cancer and fought harder and longer than most. Despite all that, his faith in the Lord never faltered or waivered.

Joel dedicated his whole life to serving the Lord, and served in churches around Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. He loved music as much as his family, and he loved to sing, which is reflected in his years as a music and worship leader. In addition to decades of church service, he was also a high school choir director in Carthage, Texas, Waco, Texas, and Seminole, Oklahoma.

He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. Joel is survived by his wife, Nancy, and children Lisa, Elizabeth, Mandi, Sara, Charles, and Jonathan. He also has 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

A public memorial will be held at First Baptist Church, Shawnee, OK on October 22, 2022, at 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations be made to The Joel Deichman Memorial Scholarship fund at Oklahoma Baptist University.