Dec. 31, 1955 — Oct. 8, 2012
Rex Lee Dunn was born Dec. 31, 1955 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Jesse Lee and Hazel Lorene Rater Dunn. He passed from this life Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at Duncan Regional Hospital. Rex fought a long hard battle with cancer until the Lord took him home at the young age of 56.
Rex graduated from Waurika High School in 1974 and then attended college at Murray State University in Tishomingo. He married Tracie Chisum in Hastings, on May 28, 1989 and to this union two sons were born, Jace and Kyote.
Rex was owner and operator of Coyote Hills Rodeo Company and fighting bulls. He was a rodeo clown, pro bullfighter for over 16 years, and a bullfighting mentor developing Coyote Hills Bullfighting Schools.
He was also a fighting bull stock contractor, breeding and supplying the most fierce and aggressive Mexican fighting bulls in the professional Bullfighters Circuit.
“He along with wife Tracie and sons Jace and Kyote have one of the best fighting bull breeding programs in the world” according to Doug Munsell. Rex was a member of Addington Baptist Church.
He loved the Lord, his family, and his community. He was a friend to many and a huge supporter of Jefferson County.
He leaves behind a legacy that no award can take the place of...a heart of a servant and a love for the Lord.
Rex has accomplished much in his short 56 years here on earth including: being selected to work three National Finals Rodeos (1983, 1985, and 1986), two Canadian Finals Rodeos and 13 circuit finals over a 16 year bullfighting career. He was also selected as PRCA clown of the year in 1985. He raised Howdy Dooty the 1997 Fighting Bull of the Year.
He was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2010 and was the first person to be placed in the hallowed hall in three different categories; clown, bullfighter, and stock contractor. He is survived by his wife Tracie of the home, sons, Jace Dunn and Kyote Dunn, brother, Chuck
Dunn and wife Jackie, mother and father-in-law, Bill and Helen Chisum, aunts and uncles, Woodrow Brandon and wife June, Peggy Rater Baldwin, Dora Dunn Gant, and Peggy Dunn Powers. Rex is also survived by his dog Jack, and many other friends and family.
Rex lost his father Jessie Lee at the age of four. His mother Lorene married Glen Brandon on July 14, 1962. Glen preceded him in death Aug. 23, 2005 and Lorene preceded him in death July 30, 2006.
Funeral service will be Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Coyote Hills Arena with the Rev. Jason Ebenhack and the Rev. Mike Bernhardt officiating. Burial will be in the Hastings Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home in Waurika.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family receiving visitors from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity of choice. Condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.dudleyfuneralhomes.com.
Dec. 31, 1955 — Oct. 8, 2012
Sherman Dowl Roden
Sherman Dowl Roden passed away at the age of 74 on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Arlington, Texas, where he resided.
There will be no services or ceremonies. Alpine Funeral Home of Fort Worth, Texas handled the arrangements. His children and their spouses will travel to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev. on Friday, Dec. 13 for a “Celebration of Life” in his honor.
John Gossett, 84, of Venus, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Service is pending with Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Home.
Online guest book may be signed and condolences sent at www.whineryhuddleston.com.
A. D. ‘Buster’ Richardson
A. D. “Buster” Richardson, 87, passed from this life Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Ardmore.
Funeral service for Mr. Richardson will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at First Baptist Church in Waurika, with the Rev. Jeff McLemore officiating. Burial will be in the Waurika Cemetery under direction of Dudley Funeral Home.
Mary Lois Sampson
Mary Lois Sampson, 98, longtime resident of Duncan, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Country Club Care in Duncan.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tracy L. Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Duncan Cemetery under direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Jay Collier Jennings
Jay Collier Jennings, a resident of Davis, was born Oct. 3, 1959, in Lindsay, to Kermit and Wanda Collier Jennings. He passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Davis, at the age of 54 years, 1 month and 28 days.
Lori Lynn Phillips
Lori Lynn Phillips, 43, of Duncan, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel with burial to follow in the Altus City Cemetery under direction of Kincannon Funeral Home in Altus.
James “Jimmy” Earl Tow
Funeral services for Mr. James “Jimmy” Earl Tow, 43, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Ratliff City First Baptist Church with the Rev. Derek Bolin and Mark Belvin officiating. Interment will follow at the Marlow Cemetery of Marlow. Services are under direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Ratliff City.
Norman Lee Baughn
Norman Lee Baughn was born Feb. 9, 1935, in Okmulgee, to Revis Loie and Ruby Hill Baughn. He passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at his home in Erin Springs, at the age of 78 years.
Norman was a longtime resident of the Lindsay area, coming here to work as a pumper for Mobil Oil Company and retiring in 1995. He also worked for Humble Oil in Fittstown and B.J. Trucking in Lindsay. Norman purchased Big John’s drive-in in Maysville from Jackie Trammel, and he and his wife, Johna Beth operated it until it closed in 1994. Norman was presently leased as a hot shot for Tilley Trucking in Marlow.
Clyde A. Hurley
Clyde A. Hurley of Tatums, passed from this life Nov. 28, 2013, in Ardmore, at the age of 67 years.
Funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in the Bethel Baptist Church in Tatums, with the Rev. Greg Newhouse officiating. Interment will be in the Tatums Cemetery under direction of Wooster Funeral Home.
Donald Leo ‘Don’ White
Donald Leo “Don” White, a longtime resident of Comanche, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 25, 2013, at Comanche County Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness. He was 69 years old.
Memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, under direction of Comanche Funeral Home
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