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Opal Marie Sorrels Perry
01 Nov 1920 - 22 Mar 2008
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Reprinted with permission

Opal Marie Perry, longtime Oak Grove area resident, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2008 in Oklahoma City, OK at the age of 87 years.

The daughter of the late Floyd E. Sorrels, Sr., and Della Cargill Sorrels, Opal was born on November 1, 1920 in Cushing, OK and was reared and educated in the Oak Grove and Drumright schools. She later attended and graduated from Secretarial college.

She was united in marriage to William Marion Perry on Sept. 5, 1948, on the Sorrels’ farm in Oak Grove, and to this union three children, Blake, Susan and Bruce were born.

Opal worked as an executive secretary for several petroleum companies in Tulsa for much of her adult life, and she was highly valued for her skill and work ethic. In the 1960’s, she was hired as executive secretary to Dan Schusterman during the formation of Samson Resources, and retired from that position in the 1980’s.

She managed to work full time, be a great wife and raise three children.

Opal was a long-time member of Nogales Avenue Baptist Church in Tulsa where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school.

After retirement, Opal became a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church and she really enjoyed being a part of her Sunday School Class and helping out with Vacation Bible School.

She liked traveling, especially to the mountains of New Mexico and Colorado, sewing, reading, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

She was a loving and nurturing wife and mother, and she is powerfully missed by her kids.

Survivors include her children, Blake Perry of Oklahoma City, Bruce Perry of Long Beach, CA, and one daughter Susan Perry of Santa Clarita, CA; one brother Floyd E. Sorrels of Drumright; cousin Janice Winkler, several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Perry on June 23, 2007.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 2 P.M. in the Oak Grove Baptist Church with Reverend Mike Murray, pastor, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Euchee Valley Memorial Park Cemetery.

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