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.
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.
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.
It’s already March, but here are last year’s stats for the club website views.
Total views were 11,107 from 3,672 visitors, mostly from the US, but we are still getting some global recognition. The Club By-Laws Page is still getting the second highest number of hits, after Home Page.