The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

August 29, 2013

John Richard Kunkel

NORMAN — John Richard Kunkel, 77, of Carlsbad, Calif., passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.

Richard (as he was called by family and friends) was born Dec. 7, 1935, in Norman to John and Mae Kunkel. He attended Lawrenceville Prep School and graduated from Norman High School in 1953. He then attended the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business (graduated in 1956) and a juris doctorate in 1959. Richard was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity while at the University of Oklahoma.

His family believes there was never a more loyal and dedicated Oklahoma Sooner football fan. The first season Richard began attending OU football games was in 1950.

He was a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association. Richard was known for his entrepreneurial acumen and leadership and was the owner of Norman Supply Company, located in Oklahoma City and surrounding metro area, from 1979 to 2013.

An avid sports enthusiast, Richard enjoyed attending many sports events. He was a passionate golfer and shared his love of the game with friends and family regularly.

Richard was preceded in death by his father and mother.

Richard is survived by wife, Evelyn of Carlsbad; sons Michael (Colleen) Kunkel and Blake Kunkel; daughter, Shelley (Matt) Bennett; and five grandchildren, Taylor Kunkel, Hunter Kunkel, Jared Fletcher, Tyler Fletcher and Nicole Bennett.

Private services are planned for the immediate family.

Memorial donations may be made to the OU Foundation, 100 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019.

Norman Transcript, Thursday, Aug. 29 2013

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