Holt, Tim b. February 5, 1919 d. February 15, 1973 Actor. Born Charles John Holt III, he was the son of actor Jack Holt, best known for his appearance with Humphrey Bogart in the film classic "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948). In 1938, at the age of 19, he scored his first major role in "The Law West of Tombstone". It was the first of the many action and western drams which include "Stagecoach" (1939), "The Rookie Cop" (1939), "Dude Cowboy" (1941), "My Darling Clementine" (1946) and "Target" (1952). He also was a decorated combat US Army...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Cancer Memory Lane Cemetery, Harrah, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Section 4, 14th row west of northeast corner. 2nd grave south.
Johnson, William C. 'Skinny' b. August 16, 1911 d. February 5, 1980 Hall of Fame Basketball Player. At 6'4", William C. "Skinny" Johnson was one of the tallest basketball players of his time. Height, combined with his excellent jumping ability and basketball savvy, allowed Johnson to be named All-American as a high school player at Oklahoma City Central, in college as a Kansas Jayhawk, and as an AAU player at a time when the Amateur Athletic Union represented the best post-college basketball in the country. Johnson was the third player in his family to play at...[Read More] (Bio by: Cemetery Guy) Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Section 28 lot 461 space 1
McClintic, James Vernon 'Sunny Jim' b. September 8, 1878 d. April 22, 1948 US Congressman. Born on the family farm near Bremond, Texas, he served in the United States House of Representatives from March 1915 to January 1935, as a representative from Oklahoma's 7th Congressional District. He began his career as a traveling salesman in Missouri, before moving to the Oklahoma Territory in 1902. Arriving in the town of Snyder, he took a position as the city clerk in 1908, after farming in the region for several years. In 1909 he was elected to the office of Kiowa County...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
McLish, Cal 'Buster' b. December 1, 1925 d. August 26, 2010 Major League Baseball Player, Coach. Born Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish, for fifteen seasons (1944, 1946 to 1949, 1951, 1956 to 1964), he was a pitcher with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. Raised in Oklahoma City, where he attended Central High School, he signed as an amateur free agent by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1944 He made his Major League debut at age 19 with them on May...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Ashes interred.
Murcer, Bobby Ray b. May 20, 1946 d. July 12, 2008 Professional Baseball Player. Murcer served in the Army in 1967 and 1968, and played in the major leagues from 1965 to 1983. He was a member of the New York Yankees from 1965 to 1974, the San Francisco Giants from 1975 to 1976, the Chicago Cubs from 1977 to 1979, and the Yankees again from June, 1979 until 1983. Originally a shortstop and third baseman, he converted to the outfield and became a Yankees fan favorite in the post-Mickey Mantle era. He was a highly regarded player after becoming a...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Left side of the building
O'Kelley, Edward b. October 1, 1857 d. January 13, 1904 The man who shot the man who killed Jesse James, Bob Ford. O'Kelley, or "Red" as he was known, had married a relative of the infamous Younger Brothers Gang. He became friends with outlaw Jessie James, another cousin by marriage. When James was murdered by Bob Ford in 1882, O'Kelley made the comment that he would "get Ford." Ten years later, Kelly found himself in Creede, Colorado drinking in Bob Ford's saloon. Ford, worried that O'Kelley would make good on his threat, accused him of stealing...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Ed) Cause of death: killed by officer while resisting arrest Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial 'Survivor Tree' d. April 19, 1995 The tree, located across the street to the north of the Murrah Building, and directly in front of the bombed out hulk of the Journal Record Building, sustained the full force of the blast, and survived. After the April 19, 1995 tragedy, the tree rapidly became a symbol of hope to family members who lost loved ones in the bombing, as well as survivors of the blast, and the name "Survivor Tree" was adopted. Cause of death: Bomb Oklahoma City National Memorial, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Oklahoma City National Memorial [memorial] The memorial is a public-private partnership erected to the memory of the 168 people whom died in the Oklahoma City terror bombing, April 19, 1995. The monument is the largest of its kind in the United States and is managed by the US National Parks service. Immediately adjacent the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial is the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum. The museum is dedicated to educating visitors about the impact of violence and information about events surrounding the bombing. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Oklahoma City National Memorial, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Owen, Benjamin Gilbert 'Bennie' b. July 24, 1875 d. February 26, 1970 Football Coach. Bennie Owen was head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners from 1905 to 1926, amassing a record of 122 victories, 54 losses, and 16 ties, making him the first of four OU coaches to win over one hundred games(no other FBS football program has more than three coaches with 100 victories). He is known for introducing the forward pass to football in the Southwest, as well as for the prolific scoring by his teams. Owen Field, where the Sooners play their home games, is named for him. In...[Read More] (Bio by: Cemetery Guy) Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Section 21, lot 76, space 6
Perez Jr., Manuel b. March 2, 1923 d. February 13, 1945 Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Rank and Organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company A 511th Parachute Infantry, 11th Airborne Division. Place and Date Fort William McKinley, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 13 February 1945. Entered service at. Chicago, Ill. Born: 3 March 1923 Oklahoma City, Okla. G.O. No.: 124, 27 December 1945. Citation: He was lead scout for Company A, which had destroyed 11 of 12 pillboxes in a strongly fortified sector defending the approach to enemy-held Fort...[Read More] Cause of death: Killed in action Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Pitts, Riley L. b. October 15, 1937 d. October 31, 1967 Medal of Honor Recipient. Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army, Company C, 2d Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Place and Date: Ap Dong, Republic of Vietnam, 31 October 1967. Entered service at: Wichita, Kans. Born: 15 October 1937, Fallis, Okla. Citation: Distinguishing himself by exceptional heroism while serving as company commander during an airmobile assault. Immediately after his company landed in the area, several Viet Cong opened fire with automatic weapons. Despite...[Read More] Cause of death: Killed in action Hillcrest Memory Gardens, Spencer, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA GPS coordinates: 35.5246506, -97.3028336 (hddd.dddd)
Post, Wiley b. November 22, 1898 d. August 15, 1935 Pioneer Aviator. He began his career in the early 1920s as a barnstormer pilot, often performing as a parachute jumper. He lost an eye, but learned to fly in spite of that handicap, and was always seen with his distinctive black eye patch. He gained fame as an aerial racer in the early 1930s, winning the Bendix Trophy while flying in his signature airplane "Winne Mae". He twice completed a single plane round-the-world flight (in 1931, he did it in 8 days, 16 hours, in 1933 he bettered his mark...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Section 48
Pricer, Billy b. September 3, 1934 d. September 24, 1999 Professional Football Player. For five seasons (1957 to 1961), he played at the fullback position in the National and American Football Leagues with the Baltimore Colts and Dallas Texans. Born Billy Carol Pricer, he attended Perry High School (Oklahoma) and played collegiate football at the University of Oklahoma. While with the Sooners under legendary coach Bud Wilkinson, he was a participant on two consecutive national championship teams (1955 and 1956) both which were undefeated. Selected by...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Reece, Jimmy b. November 17, 1929 d. September 28, 1958 Race car driver. Reece was a 6 time veteran of the Indianapolis 500, with Top Ten finishes in 1952, 1956 and 1958. While operating a home video camera, Reece captured 1955 Indianapolis 500 winner Bob Sweikert's fatal accident at the Salem (IN) Speedway on June 17. 1956. During a multi-car accident in turn three on the first lap of the 1958 500-mile classic, Reece was struck by Bob Veith, causing his car to spin in front of popular Pat O'Connor, who catapaulted over Reece, flipped and was killed...[Read More] (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Section 4, South Side
Reynolds, Allie Pierce 'Superchief' b. February 10, 1915 d. February 26, 1994 Major League Baseball Player. Played Major League Baseball for 13 seasons (1942 to 1954) as a Pitcher with the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees. Nicknamed "Superchief" because of a 1/4 Creek Indian ancestry, he would be one of the Yankees pitching mainstays during their late 40s/early 50s reign atop the American League. Briefly appearing in the 1942 season, he went 11-12 in his rookie 1943 campaign for the Indians, which would be only one of two losing seasons his entire career. He...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Selmon, Lee Roy b. October 20, 1954 d. September 4, 2011 Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1976 to 1984), he played at the right defensive-end and right defensive-tackle positions in the National Football League with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He attended Eufaula High School (Oklahoma) and played collegiate football at the University of Oklahoma. While with the Sooners, he distinguished himself by earning the Outland Trophy for College Football's Best Interior Lineman (1975) and the Lombardi Award for College Football's Best...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Trice Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA