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Obituary for Bruce Ward Ventress

Our loving father, Bruce Ward Ventress, age 78,passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Oklahoma City. He was born October 28, 1938 in Purcell, OK to Edgar and Clarice Ventress. Bruce graduated from Purcell High school in 1958 then attended Bacone College where he played baseball. Shortly after he joined the United States Army where he served and played baseball. Bruce was an aircraft painter working for Aero Commander and then Downtown Airpark where he retired. He was a 32nd degree Mason as well as a Shriner. After retirement they moved to Port Aransas, TX where he loved to spend time fishing, hanging out on the beach with friends and family. He loved it when his children and grandchildren would visit, fishing hanging out at the beach and making great memories. He loved watching his granddaughter Katie play softball and was so proud of all her success. He loved to watch OU anything especially football, had a passion for major league baseball and he loved his home town of Purcell. He was preceded in death by his wife Sharon Beth Hash (2012), parents Edgar and Clarice, his brothers James and Frank, his sisters Jo Clara, Margrett, Charlene and Patty. Bruce W. is survived by his sons; Bruce Paul and girlfriend Kathy and James Edward, grandchildren Kaitlyn Ventress, Kyle Layes and Zach Ramsey, great-grandchildren Shane and Ryan Layes, as well as so many special friends that he loved and cherished. Funeral Services will be 10:00am Thursday, April 6, 2017 at McNeil’s Funeral Service, Mustang, Oklahoma with burial to follow at the Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, Oklahoma.

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525 West Highway 152
PO Box 1616
Mustang, OK 73064





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525 West Highway 152
PO Box 1616
Mustang, OK 73064


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