The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

October 24, 2012

Ray O. Stuckey

NORMAN — Ray O. Stuckey was born of humble beginnings in Wetumka to Earnest Edgar and Martha Elizabeth (Gibson) Stuckey on April 19, 1924. He passed on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Naples, Fla, at the age of 88.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Noble. Burial will follow at Wetumka Oklahoma Cemetery.

On Jan. 16, 1943, Ray married his childhood sweetheart, Dorothy (Bryant) Stuckey, and they walked together through life until her passing in 2005. Ray was dearly loved by all and brought a smile to the face of everyone he met. He was a loving father, an incredible friend, a generous person and a proud Oklahoman. Ray will be dearly missed by his friends and family.

Ray proudly served in WWII in the Pacific Theater in the Army Air Corp 444th Bomb Group 676 Bombardment Squadron as an armorer on B29 aircraft. After the war, Ray received his bachelor’s degree in physics from East Central University and his Master in Education from his beloved University of Oklahoma. A lifelong educator and coach, Ray retired from the Oklahoma School System as a school superintendent in Shidler. He continued to stay in touch with his teachers and students, meeting monthly with the Paoli Hug Pugs, the first students he ever taught.

Retirement didn’t slow Ray down, and his ties to OU remained strong. Since the 1940s, Ray cheered the OU football team. Upon moving to Norman, he added men’s and women’s basketball teams to his season tickets. He and Dorothy loved to travel and loved RVing. He also loved golf and played well into his 80s. A religious man, Ray attended First Baptist Church of Noble and lovingly served the Lord as a deacon and Sunday school teacher.

Ray is survived by his son, Ron Stuckey and wife Carol of Naples, Fla.; daughter, Sheila Stuckey and husband Mitt Tidwell of Daytona Beach, Fla.; grandchildren Jennifer Stuckey and husband Scott Boguslawski of Indiana, Joyce Stuckey and husband Allen Lee of Florida, Russell Tidwell and wife-to-be Millie Richter of Irving and Mittsy Tidwell of San Angelo; and many treasured nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Noble Building Fund.

Norman Transcript, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012

For local news and more, subscribe to The Norman Transcript Smart Edition, or our print edition.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Dr. Tibor József Herczeg

    “The ancient order opens to readmit me. I lean out on the windy stars.” — János Pilinszky. Apocrypha Dr. Tibor József Herczeg, 87, emeritus professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Oklahoma, died Monday, July 7, 2014....

    July 22, 2014

  • Elbert Don Idlett

    Elbert Don Idlett died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Noble at the age of 60 years, 4 months and 14 days....

    July 22, 2014

  • Johnny Allen Cossey

    Johnny Allen Cossey, 55, of Noble, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. A memorial service to honor Johnny’s life will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Noble Assembly of God Church, 100 W. ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Steven Matthew Sparks

    Steven Matthew ‘Matt’ Sparks, 34, beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014. Matt was born Feb. 7, 1980, in Elk City. After living abroad in several countries during his childhood due to his ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Donald Leon Conn

    Donald Leon Conn was born March 12, 1937, in Lexington to Harvey and Wilma (May) Conn. He passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at his home in Noble....

    July 18, 2014

  • Thomas Joseph ‘T.J.’ Cotrone

    Thomas Joseph “T.J.” Cotrone, 36, of Norman, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. He was born Nov. 21, 1977, in Queens, N.Y., to Thomas Joseph Cotrone Sr. and Deborah Lynn Carlisle....

    July 18, 2014

  • Pamela ‘Pam’ Ruth Deen

    Funeral services for Pamela “Pam” Ruth Deen will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Midway Hill Baptist Church, with Pastor Willard McCartney Jr. officiating....

    July 17, 2014

  • T.J. Cotrone

    T.J. Cotrone, 36, of Norman, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. He was born Nov. 21, 1977, in Queens, N.Y., to Thomas Joseph Cotrone Sr. and Deborah Lynn Carlisle....

    July 17, 2014

  • Karen Kealy Peak

    Karen Kealy Peak, 63, of Fort Clark Springs, Texas, formerly of Norman and Tampa, Fla., was born Nov. 23, 1950, in Dallas and died Monday, July 7, 2014....

    July 17, 2014

  • Harry Lee Sinnett

    Harry Lee Sinnett, 72, of Harrah and Newalla, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014. He was born July 16, 1941, in Rago, Kan., to Harry D. Sinnett and Opal L. Robinson. Harry was employed by the city of Norman for 32 years....

    July 17, 2014