The accomplishments of Addison Waddell will be remembered at a memorial service at 7 p.m. Sunday evening at the Living Legends rodeo arena at Nichols Park.
waddellWaddell, who was shot and killed last month, moved to Henryetta from South Carolina.
He owned and operated a training facility east of town that produced several national championship barrel racing horses. Some of those horses and their riders competed in the National Barrel Horse Association and the National Finals Rodeo.
He said he decided to locate here after trailering horses to the Midwest for a number of years.
Waddell started riding as a teenager then competed in events throughout the country. His training facility saw horses brought in from coast to coast.
He was reported missing in late June after he was supposed to have left Oklahoma to visit family in North Carolina. After several days of searching, law enforcement brought Nacole Bain in for questioning. She told officers she shot and killed Waddell. His body was later found along Gun Club Road in Okmulgee. Bain has since been charged with his death.
Everyone is invited to attend the memorial service. For those who cannot attend, it will be streamed through