2017 Picnic

PICNIC

The Annual OCCC Picnic will be held Sept. 30 at the Cole-Strang Community Building. Start gathering about 11 am. Lunch will be served at Noon. The club will provide the meat/main dish, cooked by Terry & Peggy, plus plates, utensils, cups, ice and drinks. Members should bring a side dish or dessert and a hearty appetite. The annual horseshoe tournament will commence shortly after dinner. Don’t miss out on the food, fun and fellowship!

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Waymond Lee Williams, Sr.

December 12, 1958 – May 13, 2017

Former member and gifted and artistic auto painter, Waymond Williams passed away unexpectedly May 13. His wife, Angela ‘Angie’ of 33 years preceded Waymond in death on July 8, 2016. Waymond is survived by 5 children: Wanda, Alicia, Waymond, Jr., Eric, and Summer, five grandchildren and 1 on the way, and a host of other relatives and many friends, most of whom he worked for or with in his many years of repairing, painting and buffing cars. He loved cars and enjoyed going to car shows. Waymond also enjoyed the outdoors, where he liked to go camping, fishing, and going to the creek most of all. He loved his family, especially the grandkids. He spent any free time he had playing with them.

A few members of the club have spent many years and thousands of hours with Waymond as he worked on their cars nights and weekends. Many members had something to say about Waymond’s pursuit of the perfect paint job. He always said, “If you find me an absolutely perfect paint job, you call me, cause I wanna see it!” While painting conditions weren’t always the greatest, an occasional flaw was inevitable. Waymond’s response: “But I can fix that!” To which the exasperated reply was, “yes, but Waymond, it’s gonna cost me another $500 or more”, and Waymond would cackle loudly. Ron Giles remembers one time, Waymond had just finished a job late at night, and they spotted a moth flitting around the shop. They both took up the hunt with flyswatters, caps, whatever they could find, searching, chasing, swatting, until they got it. And then they sat for a long time, laughing and joking about their great safari hunt. Ron hired Waymond for the first time about 1995, to paint his ’32 Plymouth (the first of 2 times). Waymond was just a skinny young kid, and it was the beginning of a long and sometimes frustrating relationship. They spent many hours together, Waymond did 98% of the work while Ron supervised and offered sage life advice, Waymond would always agree but rarely follow.

Although there were many times one might have wanted to pinch his head off when he got tied up unexpectedly at another job, when you finally got him there, his work was unmatched. Jerry Ingram remembers a story about Waymond’s honesty. Waymond kept track of his hours for Jerry as he worked many late nights alone. One morning Jerry checked the sheet, and he noticed an unusual entry: -$10, for sausages from the fridge, sorry Jerry, I was hungry.

Throughout the many jobs he did for both Jerry, Ron and other members, Waymond’s running joke was, “If you have enough tape, I can do anything”. But after Waymond used up all their PRECIOUS TAPE and needed more, they jokingly replied “it’s obvious, Waymond, you never bought a roll of tape”, and Waymond would just laughed.

Waymond will be sorely missed by many. The hardest working man you ever saw, he was always happy, with that mischievous sparkle in his eyes and ready to tell a corny joke that you laughed at anyway.

16th Annual OCCC Picnic

PICNIC

Don’t miss the 16th Annual Picnic, Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Cole-Strang Community Bldg. E0480 Rd between N4380 and N4390.  Start gathering about 11 am, Lunch will be served at Noon. Main entrée provided by the club and cooked by Terry & Peggy. Members bring a side dish or dessert. Club will also provide plates, utensils, etc. and drinks. Bring your chairs to sit outside and enjoy the annual horseshoe tournament.

Dean Byrum Obituary

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Eldon Dean Byrum, Sr.

Eldon Dean Byrum, Sr. was born November 9, 1946 in Westville, OK to Eldon & Maudena (Turner) Byrum. He departed this life on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in Tulsa, OK at the age of 69 years, 7 months, & 13 days.

Dean attended grade school at Oak Ridge school & then Sapulpa High School. On May 1, 1970, in Muskogee, OK, Harriet Morrison & Eldon Dean Byrum, Sr. were united in marriage. The couple have been married for over 46 years. For those 46 years, Locust Grove has been their home.

Dean worked as a truck driver & diesel mechanic. He was a member of the Outlaw Cruisers Car Club & Wild Bunch Motor Sports. He was a car enthusiast and loved his 1940 Chevy Business Coup. Dean’s family was very important to him & he worked hard to keep his boys out of trouble. He loved taking care of his dogs & watching the Sci-Fi channel on TV. He will be missed dearly.

Dean is survived by: His wife: Harriet of the home; 2 sons: Dean “Dino” Byrum, Jr. & wife Debbie of Inola, OK & Donnie Byrum & wife Angelena of Locust Grove, OK; 6 grandchildren: Samantha Lynn Byrum, Seth Coger, Chase Dean Byrum, Crystal “Sissy” Byrum, Kelly Bradley, & Tracey Byrum & wife Kristin; 1 great grandson: Reed Lee Byrum; His father: Eldon Byrum of Garland, TX; 1 brother: Larry Byrum & wife Ginger of Houston, TX; 2 sisters: Diana Whittington of Ft. Worth, TX & Sherry Benson & husband Red of Wylie, TX; Best Friends: John Wilson & Jerry Ingram, Sr. A special cousin: Marie Goombi of Locust Grove, OK; Numerous other relatives & a host of friends; He was preceded in death by: his mother; an uncle: Don Turner; & his mother and father-in-law: Rhoda & Bob Morrison.

Rhoda Jane Morrison Passes

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Rhoda Jane Morrison,   June 09, 1931 – May 28, 2016

One of the club’s charter members, Rhoda Jane Morrison, passed away May 28 at home surrounded by family. Graveside services for Rhoda, 84, a long time Locust Grove resident, will be held 10:00 A.M., Thursday, June 2, 2016, at the Hogan Cemetery in Locust Grove. Rhoda, a homemaker, was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Morrison. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bobby & Ramona Morrison, and daughter and son-in-law, Harriet & Dean Byrum, all members of the club, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.