The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

January 5, 2014

Barbara Joan Kizer Scott

NORMAN — Barbara Joan Kizer Scott, 80, was born to Virginia (Carter) and William Samuel Oliver on July 23, 1933, in Norman. She died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Norman.

Known to everyone as Joan, she grew up a shy and quiet child during the Great Depression. Joan loved to play baseball and spend time with her dad, Sam, on the family farm. She cared for her brothers Jackie Wayne and Donnie like another mother. Joan was a big influence in their lives. Big sister, Ruby, was her best friend and confidant.

Joan grew up strong and resilient. She married J. B. Kizer in the summer of 1952. Sons Carl and Terry came shortly after they married following her dearest sister Ruby’s passing. Teresa was born the next year giving the boys a little sister. Bouncing baby brother Doug was born in July 1955, completing the clan.

She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend throughout her life. She was the one that everyone went to for love, advice, friendship and strength during troubled times. She loved us all with great compassion and understanding.

Joan married Junior Scott in 1979, bringing Mike, Michele and Mitch into our lives. Junior’s brothers, sisters and their families enriched our lives as well. As the family grew exponentially, so did the family reunions. They attended them faithfully, enjoying the Scott family camaraderie.

Joan was blessed by very close and loving relationships with her children, grandchildren and nieces. She spent her life in the service of others and taught us to do the same.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Ruby; brothers Donnie and Jack; husbands J. B. and Junior; sons Terry Kizer and Mike Scott; and grandson First Lt. David Timothy Wright II.

Joan is survived by son Carl Smith and daughter Teresa Paine (and husband Allie), daughter Michele Wright (and husband Tim) and son Mitchell Scott (and wife Angie); grandsons Allie Paine III (and wife Jenny), Tom Smith (and wife Amy) and Hunter Scott; granddaughters Ashley White (and husband Austin), Jonna Siegrist, Carla Emmons (and husband Jerry) and Hailey Scott; great-grandchildren Garret and Allie IV Paine, Houston, Hunter and Addison Siegrist, Cole and Grady Emmons, Kaitlyn, Braxton and Charlie Smith; beloved nieces Jackie Nelson, Dorie Romano, Kellie Wright and Ginger James; great-nieces Lyndsie England, Brandi Jewell, Alex Drummond and Mary Beth Navitt; and great-nephew Marshall Worster.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Gordon F. Grissom

    Gordon F. Grissom, 75, of Noble, passed away Sunday April 20, 2014, in Norman. He was born March 26, 1939, to Cyrus Dion and Nellie Stufflebean Grissom, in Noble....

    April 24, 2014

  • Gary Paul Butler

    Gary Paul Butler was born Dec. 18, 1955, to Donald and Dolores (Hobaugh) Butler. He departed this life Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 58....

    April 23, 2014

  • Gordon F. Grissom

    Gordon F. Grissom, 75, Noble, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Norman. He was born March 26, 1939, to Cyrus Dion and Nellie Stufflebean Grissom in Noble. Gordon fought an extremely courageous battle for three months with a rare lung ...

    April 23, 2014

  • Jerry Maurice Harkrider

    Jerry Maurice Harkrider, 57, of Norman, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014. He was born Feb. 12, 1957, in Crawfordsville, Ind., to James and Barbara Harkrider....

    April 23, 2014

  • Edwin Thomas Gossage

    Memorial services for Edwin Thomas Gossage, 31, of Norman, will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, Kan. He died Friday, April 18, 2014, in Norman....

    April 23, 2014

  • Lt. Col. (USAF) Carl Everett Cloud

    Retired Lt. Col. (USAF) Carl Everett Cloud, 95, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Oklahoma City. He was born Aug. 18, 1918, in Konawa, to Elbie Jane (Hughes) and Thomas Marion Cloud....

    April 22, 2014

  • Gordon F. Grissom

    Gordon F. Grissom, 75, of Noble, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Norman. He was born March 26, 1939, to Cyrus Dion and Nellie Stufflebean Grissom in Noble. Gordon fought an extremely courageous battle for three months with a rare ...

    April 22, 2014

  • Lloyd Prescott Williams

    Lloyd Prescott Williams, best known to family and friends as “Scott,” entered the kingdom of heaven Thursday, April 17, 2014, after a sudden illness. Scott was born in Norman, the youngest son of Lloyd P. and Louise M. Williams....

    April 22, 2014

  • Lloyd Prescott Williams

    Lloyd Prescott Williams, best known to family and friends as Scott, entered the kingdom of heaven Thursday, April 17, 2014, after a sudden illness. Scott was born in Norman, the youngest son of Lloyd P. and Louise M. Williams....

    April 21, 2014

  • Sylvia G. Martin and Ralph C. Martin

    The long and full lives of Sylvia G. Martin and Ralph C. Martin will be remembered at a Celebration of Life service at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake, Wis., with burial following at Nora ...

    April 20, 2014