The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

January 8, 2013

Russell Stephen Wright

NORMAN — Russell Stephen Wright, known to his family and friends as “Rusty,” passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Norman Regional Hospital.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, 220 S. Webster Ave. in Norman, officiated by Rev. David Spain.

Rusty was born Jan. 15, 1958. He graduated from Norman High School in 1976. He took classes in graphic arts at Moore Norman Technology Center. He worked at Sooner Dairy Lunch for many years. He also worked at L & A Tire and Wrecker Service as a dispatcher, at the University of Oklahoma Energy Center and Riverwind Casino.

Rusty was an avid railroad fan and had a lifelong love of trains and transportation. He spent many hours with his model railroads. He had many online friends who swapped model cars and trucks. Rusty had a big heart and was helpful to many people who will miss him greatly.

Rusty was preceded in death by grandparents, Wilford and Isla Wright and Harry and Florence Blew.

He is survived by his parents, Johnnie and Molly Blew Wright; siblings Duke, Terry, Randy and Ginger; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Rusty’s body was given to the University of Oklahoma Willed Body Program in Oklahoma City.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 220 S. Webster Ave., Norman, OK 73069.

Norman Transcript, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013

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

1
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