A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience:
*Oklahoma City native Monty Grice built race car chassis. He started by building super modifieds and IMCA dirt modifieds and then moved on to become shop foreman at Dirt Works Racing. Grice eventually landed his dream job of working for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing in Troutman, N.C. A family obituary said, “Although he obtained a job in the NASCAR industry, he never lost his love for dirt car racing.” Grice died at age 51 after a 6½-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
*Tulsa resident George Starch III was a member of the Sports Car Club of America. He raced an Austin-Healey and was a SCCA certified steward. Starch also owned Tru Wheel, a business that repaired wire wheels for race cars. The World War II veteran died at age 86.
*Jack D. Webb, 87, played college football at Bethany (Kan.), before going into coaching. He mentored track and football teams in Winfield (Kan.) and then served as an assistant coach in the same sports at Enid High School. Webb moved to administration and was Enid principal when the Plainsmen won three consecutive state football championships (1964, '65 and '66). The longtime member of the Oklahoma State Athletic Association was a World War II veteran who served with the Marines as a teenager.
*Ardmore native Farris Richards was an avid fisherman. The career grocer participated in the Tuesday Night Bass Tournament on Lake Murray. He died at age 77.
*Enid native Marilyn Woods was accomplished in equestrian. She won several awards in English equitation and Hunter Jumper competitions. Woods died at age 88.
*John Jordan of Oklahoma City served in the Marines and Air Force, doing one tour in Korea and two in Vietnam. Before a 20-year career in the military, he had learned to take care of himself; Jordan was a championship boxer, winning the Golden Gloves light featherweight championship in 1954. The father of four died at age 75.