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Hazel Lee Risner

August 28, 1927 — March 7, 2023

Funeral services for Hazel Lee Risner will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, March 17, 2023, at the Central Church, east of Davis, with Brother Thomas Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at the Green Hill Cemetery in Davis. The family will receive friends from 5-7PM, Thursday, March 16th, at Hale’s Funeral Home in Davis.


Hazel was born August 28, 1927, in Roff, OK, to the late Henry Lee & Myrtle Ruth (Glasgow) Grantham. She passed from this life on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 95 years, 6 months and 9 days. Hazel and C.L. Risner were married on November 1, 1948, in Sulphur. He preceded her in death on July 23, 1985.


Growing up in the Prairie View Community, Hazel attended elementary school in Roff and later graduated from Stratford High School. After high school, she began her working career as a secretary for the Garvin County Abstract Co. in Pauls Valley. Once she and C.L. married, Hazel devoted her time to her family, as a stay-at-home wife and mother.


In June of 1968, C.L. and Hazel ventured into business, opening The Arbuckle Sports Center in Davis, where she would devote the next 54 years of her life. Hazel was the driving force behind the family owned and operated business. After C.L.’s death, she continued to work daily with her two sons and daughter to carry on their successful family business. Due to her failing health, Hazel “retired” in 2019; however, she continued her involvement with the family business by offering her guidance and knowledge, when and where she felt it was needed.


As often as she could, Hazel enjoyed spending time at their vacation home on the Texas gulf coast, where she spent most of her time gigging flounder fish. She also enjoyed gardening, tending her flower beds, and fishing. Hazel was an avid fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team, knowing each player’s name.


Hazel was a member of the Eastern Star, Beta Sigma Phi, and the Central Church.


Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Vinyard & husband Buddy and Marilyn Burke & husband Kelly; two sons, Donald Risner & wife Judy, and Ronald Risner, all of Davis; six grandchildren, Tim Vinyard & wife Vonda of Fitzhugh, Dana Digby & husband Jason of Davis, Tayler Thompson & husband Brandon of Davis, Jordan Risner & wife Megan of Norman, Daryn Wauters & husband Trent of Norman, and Kel Burke & wife Alison of Colorado; ten great-grandchildren, Baylee & Brady Vinyard, Rance & Asher Digby, Copelin & Aven Wauters, Lucy & Parker Thompson, Lucy Risner and Nolan & Mason Burke; one sister, Wanda Jean Wynn of Alabama; two brothers, Preston & Billy Grantham of Missouri; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousin.


In addition to her parents and husband, Hazel was preceded in death by four siblings, J.C. Grantham, Lorene Williams, Margie Shultz, and George Grantham.


Serving as pallbearers will be Jordan Risner, Trent Wauters, Tim Vinyard, Brady Vinyard, Brandon Thompson and Jason Digby. Honorary bearers will be Baylee Vinyard, Kel Burke, Asher Digby, Rance Digby and Copelin Wauters.


Services are “Entrusted To” HALE’S Funeral Home of Davis, OK.

Online condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.


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