A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience:
*Max Marquardt, 78, was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2001 for success he enjoyed as a high school basketball and baseball coach. The El Reno native spent 20 years at Norman High School, where he made the Tigers a consistent state basketball tournament participant. He led the 1970 team to the Class 4A state championship, beating Northwest Classen 47-42 with big scorers John Carroll and Joe Simpson providing all but six points. Before compiling a 349-147 record as a coach — which included early career stops at Pauls Valley and Pawhuska — Marquardt attended the University of Central Oklahoma on a basketball scholarship. He was a three-time all-conference player for the Bronchos. Marquardt was also on the school's football, baseball and track and field teams. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Journey Church, 3801 Journey Parkway, in Norman.
*Stan Johnson Jr., 80, retired in Oklahoma City after 30 years with the Scott Paper Co. He had a life of adventure, whether it was jumping out of airplanes as an Army paratrooper or coaching championship teams in youth football. Sandwiched in between was serving as athletic director at the downtown YMCA in Denver and playing fullback for the University of Wyoming's 1956 Sun Bowl championship football team. Johnson was also an accomplished body builder who won the Mr. Senior Okie title at age 40.
*Delman Dennis, 80, of Oklahoma City attended the OU-Texas football game for more than 30 years. A longtime season ticket holder for Sooner football and basketball teams.
*Hunter Miller beat cancer at age 4 and as a teen played golf for Jenks middle and high schools. He died at age 20.
*Len Sherrell, 78, of Tulsa was a dirt car racing enthusiast. He raced a car for several years until a wreck in 1969 at Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee forced him to retire. Sherrell owned a paint and body shop, and he remained in the sport by sponsoring a race car driven by Jackie Howerton, a local standout who also competed on the prestigious U.S. Auto Club Silver Crown Series.
*Chad Roberts, 37, of Jay was a team roper and horse trainer. Served as president of the Grove Roundup Club.
*Annie Boland, 60, of Oklahoma City was a member of the Kerr McGee swim team as a youngster. The Northeast High graduate also played competitive tennis.
*Jack Lackey, 62, was a seventh-grade geography teacher who coached middle school football and basketball in Yukon.
*Tom Taylor, 61, of Bremerton, Wash., was a retired welder at the U.S. Navy shipyard. The native Oklahoman played semi-pro baseball for the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. in Lawton when it was a state powerhouse.
*Lewis Rackley, 88, of Walters was an Army medic during World War II. During down time, he starred as a fast-pitch softball player. After the war, he was hired by Monsanto — which wanted Rackley to pitch for the company softball team. He wound up spending 30 years working for Diamond-Shamrock in Muscle Shoales, Ala., where he retired as chemical plant supervisor.
*Alton Livingston, 97, of Frederick graduated from old Hollister High School in 1932. He attended Cameron Junior College in Lawton, where he and brother Denton won a national doubles tennis championship. Alton Livingston served during World War II and then was a farmer by trade.
*Unique Barnes of Broken Arrow lost a five-year fight against cancer at age 15. She played the mellophone on football Friday nights for the Pride of Broken Arrow marching band. Her father, Harlan, told the Tulsa World that one of Unique's favorite memories was marching in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif.
*Bruce Ruby, 84, played baseball for Central High School in Oklahoma City. After graduation, he was offered a contract by the St. Louis Cardinals, but his mother refused to sign off to allow the youngster to play professional baseball. Ruby continued his current job delivering electric bills by bicycle, and he wound up working 43 years for OG&E. He retired in 1987 as the company's supervisor of computer programming. He remained involved in baseball as a youth coach.
*James Atkinson, 65, of Edmond was a certified public accountant who worked in the oil and gas industry. He competed in the National Sporting Clays Association, winning the Class A state championship in 2009 and 2011. An avid OU fan who battled pancreatic cancer for three years.
*Steve Geddie, 59, of Tulsa, was a youth soccer coach. ... Eileen Carletti Dunn, 91, of Oklahoma City directed the physical education department at Tulsa Webster High School and Oklahoma College for Women. ... Stefan Rushing, 14, of Lawton was a soccer player. ... Larry Hodges, 59, of Oklahoma City attended Western State (Colo.) on a swimming scholarship. ...
*Smith Montgomery, 65, of Wilburton worked with the Special Olympics. ... Ted Smith, 67, of Ada was chairman of the Hinton Kiwanis Rodeo. ... George Bowden, 81, of Hugo built race cars. ... Albert Hester, 88, of Choctaw boxed as a teenager. ... Joel McClung, 61, Oklahoma City was an Oklahoma wildlife game warden. ...
*Funeral services for legendary Oklahoma race car driver Harold Leep Sr. are 2 p.m. Saturday at Southeast Baptist Church in Muskogee. Leep, 81, died Thursday from injuries suffered after falling on the ice at home. Leep was a five-time points champion at State Fair Speedway in Oklahoma City, while also enjoying unprecedented success at other dirt tracks throughout the country. He was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2004.