Leroy Orsburn was born March 22, 1935 in Wewoka to Ralph and Dora Tennessee (Moran) Orsburn of Wewoka and. He died May 25, 2023, in Henryetta at the age of 88.
Leroy grew up on a small family farm in the “Dixie Lease” oil patch of Seminole County. He contracted polio before the age of two and was left crippled, but he never accepted limitations. He studied broadcast engineering at Oklahoma City University and went to work building and repairing radio and television stations throughout Texas and Oklahoma. While working for KWFT Radio in Wichita Falls, Texas, Leroy met and married Carol.
He was also active in the Seminole County Cattlemen’s Association, the Oklahoma Charolais Association, the National Arbor Day Foundation, and the Oklahoma Farm Bureau. Leroy Orsburn’s family was named the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Farm Family of the Year in 1976 and received the Arbor Day Foundation Good Steward Award in 2001.
Leroy Orsburn was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Carol, of the home; three children and their spouses: David Taylor and wife, Kristen, Glenn Orsburn and wife, Margaret, and Kathryn Shurden and husband, Frank; eight grandchildren: Jody Taylor, Brandon Taylor, Josh Taylor, Amber Holsomback, Ashley Taylor, Amy Beth Dalton, Eric Orsburn, and Mandy Brumley and many great-grandchildren.
Graveside services at the Henryetta Westlawn Cemetery are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home in Henryetta.