Ronnie D. Embry | 1947 - 2012 | Obituary

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Ronnie D. Embry

Born: October 12, 1947
Died: July 09, 2012

Ronnie Dwight Embry was born in Granite, Oklahoma, on October 12, 1947, to Dwight and Marian Embry and passed away on July 9, 2012, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

After spending his early years in Granite, the family moved to Fullerton, California and eventually to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He graduated from U.S. Grant High School and received degrees from UCO and TCC.

He married Darlene Sullivan on July 30, 1966. He served as a medic in Qui Nhon, Vietnam. He was able to work in the field he loved, biology, at the Olahoma City Zoo and as Director of Operations at the Tulsa Zoo for ten years, one of which he served as Interim Director.

He and his wife loved to travel and did so every chance they had. He has embraced hunting, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, and his great passion, flyfishing. He was never happier than when he was standing in a lake or river with his flyrod in hand.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene, of the home, two adored nephews, Randall Embry of Stillwater and Bret Embry of Chickasha and niece Katie Embry, Uncles J.C. and Gene and Aunt Sue and husband Junior Zachary, cousins, many beloved in-laws, and a multitude of friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Dwight and Marian Embry and his brother, Randall L. Embry.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors and nurses of St. Francis Hospital for making his final days more peaceful. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Stanleys Funeral Service at 3:00 P.M. with Pastor Bill Janey officiating.

Services are under the direction of Hayes Funeral Home of Guthrie and Stanleys Funeral Service of Tulsa.

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