Oklahoma Cemeteries Website
butterfly
image
Click here to break out of frames
This information is available for free. If you paid money for a
subscription to get to this site, demand a refund.



John Wallace Brenner
© Trout Funeral Home & Crematory
08-2018
Submitted by: Glenn

© Trout Funeral Home & Crematory

August 13, 1942 - September 18, 2018

Coach Brenner went to meet his family in Heaven late Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Hillcrest Manor in Blackwell, OK. A graveside ceremony will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Blackwell Cemetery. Those wishing to offer condolences may come by Trout Funeral Home of Blackwell on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Monday, September 24, 2018 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Honorary casket bearers will be former BHS Wrestlers.

John Wallace Brenner was born August 13, 1942 in Blackwell, OK to Thelma Grace (Clampitt) Brenner and Dale A. Brenner. He was a preemie weighing in at 2 lbs. 14 oz. John had Cerebral Palsy but never let that define him. He attended Blackwell Schools graduating from BHS in 1960. While he was in school, he attended Boys State, and was President of his Senior Class. He was the manager for the wrestling, football, and baseball teams from 1954-1960. After graduation he attended NOC and then went onto Central State College in Edmond earning a BA in Education in 1965 and a Masters of Teaching in Guidance in 1968. His first teaching and wrestling coach job was in Canyon City, CO building a winning record of 28-2. He taught and coached in Blackwell from 1970-1973 with a record of 29-1. John also had an undefeated Cushing, OK team in 1978-79 of 10-0.

John was honored to speak at the Homecoming Assembly in 2003. He was inducted into the OK National Wrestling Hall of Fame in December of 2003 and December 14, 2003 was declared “John Brenner Day” by the Blackwell City Commission. He was greatly influenced by coaches, Thurman Garrett, Tom Chesbro, Dan Bringham, Charles Hetrick, and Bob Lyons throughout his coaching years.

John has belonged to the Blackwell Wrestling Club, CSU Alumni Association, Lion’s Club, and was a lifetime member of the BPO Elks and Odd Fellows. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

He was an avid sports fan especially of BHS, OSU, and the Thunder. Even though the past few years he couldn’t see or hear well, he had headphones hooked up to his TV which sat right beside him so he could somewhat keep up with all of the games.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, brother, Clark, and a niece, Carla Busse.

John is survived by a cousin, Billie DeBoard, a niece, Valerie Brenner Alvarez, and a nephew, Kevin Brenner.

Memorial donations may be made to the Blackwell Wrestling Club.

B Surnames Blackwell Cemetery|  |Kay County Cemetery Page|  |Home|



This site may be freely linked, but not duplicated in any way without consent.
All rights reserved! Commercial use of material within this site is prohibited!
© 2000-2021 Oklahoma Cemeteries

The information on this site is provided free for the purpose of researching your genealogy. This material may be freely used by non-commercial entities, for your own research, as long as this message remains on all copied material. The information contained in this site may not be copied to any other site without written "snail-mail" permission. If you wish to have a copy of a donor's material, you must have their permission. All information found on these pages is under copyright of Oklahoma Cemeteries. This is to protect any and all information donated. The original submitter or source of the information will retain their copyright. Unless otherwise stated, any donated material is given to Oklahoma Cemeteries to make it available online. This material will always be available at no cost, it will always remain free to the researcher.