Hazel Lee Risner
• Funeral services for Hazel Lee Risner will be held 2 p.m., Friday, March 17, 2023, at the Central Church, east of Davis, with Brother Thomas Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Davis. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, March 16, at Hale’s Funeral Home in Davis.
Hazel was born Aug. 28, 1927, in Roff, to the late Henry Lee and 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 Nov. 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 and husband Buddy and Marilyn Burke and husband Kelly; two sons, Donald Risner and wife Judy, and Ronald Risner, all of Davis; six grandchildren, Tim Vinyard and wife Vonda of Fitzhugh, Dana Digby and husband Jason of Davis, Tayler Thompson and husband Brandon of Davis, Jordan Risner and wife Megan of Norman, Daryn Wauters and husband Trent of Norman, and Kel Burke and wife Alison of Colorado; ten great-grandchildren, Baylee and Brady Vinyard, Rance and Asher Digby, Copelin and Aven Wauters, Lucy and Parker Thompson, Lucy Risner and Nolan and Mason Burke; one sister, Wanda Jean Wynn of Alabama; two brothers, Preston and 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.