A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience:
*Former University of Tulsa football player Roy Stuart Jr. died at age 92. The Shawnee native played professional ball as an offensive lineman/linebacker for the Cleveland Rams, Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bisons. Stuart spent the 1944-45 seasons aboard the Bunker Hill, a U.S. aircraft carrier in the South Pacific during World War II. Survived a double kamikaze attack in '45, one of the deadliest in U.S. Naval history. Worked in petroleum business after football. Inducted into the TU Hall of Fame in 1993.
*Railroad transportation inspector Loren Lockhart played basketball for a record-setting Carl Albert Junior College team in the 1948. Owned season tickets for OU basketball and football games for many years. A World War II veteran who served in the Marines — only after the Allied victory did he returned to Howe High School to finish his senior year. The Oklahoma City resident died at age 87.
*Lanny Anderson was a state tennis champion at Wewoka High School. He played tennis and basketball for the University of Oklahoma, lettering in hoops for the 1956 season. A thoracic and vascular surgeon by trade. Anderson died at age 77.
*Former high school basketball coach Jay Dee Zehr died at age 81. Zehr coached at several schools, including Carmen-Dacoma, Cyril, Hydro, Boise City, Crescent, Pond Creek and Dover. He was an All-State coach for the Small West in 1987. Before coaching, Zehr ran track for three-time conference champion Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He also ran track and played basketball while in the Navy.