- [S142] Newspaper Article, The Ponca City News, 13 Dec 1999.
Carl M. Grizzle, Ponca City resident, died Saturday evening, Dec. 11, 1999, at the Shawn Manor Nursing Home. He was 82.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Trout Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kent Dorsey, pastor of First Christian Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery under direction of the Trout Funeral Home. Flag detail will be furnished by American Legion — Huff Minor Post 14.
Born Aug. 1, 1917, in Manchester, Texas, he was the son of Charles E. and Mattie Vera (Russell) Grizzle. He graduated from Thackerville, Oklahoma, High School and Southeastern University at Durant.
On June 21, 1943, he was married to Florene B. Magar in Ardmore. He served with Oklahoma National Guard in both World War II and Korea. The couple moved to Oklahoma City in 1966. He taught in Oklahoma schools at Newkirk, Mustang, Marietta, Greenville and the last four years at Jones, Okla. He retired in 1974 after 28 years of teaching. He enjoyed reading and being with family and friends. The couple were members of the Capitol Hill Baptist Church at Oklahoma City and had moved to Ponca City in 1997 to be closer to family.
Survivors include his wife, Florene Grizzle of the home, Ponca City; son, Carl Grizzle Jr. of Fort Smith, Ark., and daughter, Janet Bishop of Ponca City. Also surviving include three brothers, J.W. Grizzle and Junior Grizzle of Fort Worth, Texas, and Eugene Grizzle of Lakeside, Ariz.; two sisters, Ruby Hice and Cecil Wallace of Fort Worth, Texas. Also surviving are grandchildren Cynthia Randall, Angela Bishop and Scott Grizzle, and great-grandson, Matthew Randall. In addition to his parents and brother David Grizzle, two infant brothers and a granddaughter, Amy Grizzle, preceded him in death.
Casket bearers will be Steve Bishop, Tony Randall, Dean Bishop, Scott Grizzle, Carl Grizzle Jr. and Mike Bishop. Honorary bearers will be Junior Grizzle, Eugene Grizzle and J.W. Grizzle.
The family will be at the home, 2108 North Osage.