Harvey Wayne Redelsperger, age 75 and longtime resident of Russell, Okla., passed Monday, November 23, 2020 at his home.
Born in Altus, Okla. on November 28, 1944 to Harvey and Myrl Wade Redelsperger, Harvey grew up in Gould, Okla. A proud graduate of Gould High School, he went on to attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Okla.
Harvey served his country in the United States Army National Guard for over 10 years before receiving an honorable discharge from the military for his service. He worked for New York Life Insurance Company for many years with offices in Hobart and Altus.
Harvey married his childhood sweetheart, Judith Carole Redelsperger in Dallas in 1997. Harvey and Judy enjoyed over 23 years of marriage. The couple resided in North Richland Hills until moving to rural Harmon County, Okla. where Harvey farmed and ranched. He grew cotton and wheat on his farm and raised pedigree Longhorns and Angus cattle.
He served as a member of Russell Baptist Church and enjoyed preparing and teaching Sunday school classes. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Farmers and Ranchers Association. Harvey enjoyed traveling with his wife Judy, spending time with family and friends and tending to his Longhorn cattle.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sandra Sue Redelsperger.
Harvey is survived by his wife, Judith Carole Redelsperger of Russell; four sons, Harvey Wayne Redelsperger, Jr. of Elk City, Okla., Jeffery Wade Redelsperger of Denver, Colo., Chad Carter and wife Holly of Monroe, La. and Michael Perry of Weatherford, Texas; one daughter, Kimberly Whittaker of Denver; two brothers, John Redelsperger and wife Karen of Enid, Okla. and David Redelsperger and wife Jan of Duncan, Okla.; one sister, Donna Aduddell and husband Kendall of Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren, Raegan Lane Carter, Carson Riley Carter, Ashlyn Leigh Redelsperger, Cara Lynn Redelsperger York, Braedyn Lee Whittaker, Zoe-Hope Perry, Elise Faith Perry, Madison Love Perry and Antany Renfro; six great-grandchildren, Biggs Allen Renfro, Maddox Joe Renfro, Avry Lee York, Adrian Ray York, Adam Wayne York and Grayson Bradley Bell; family, Francis Riley of Duke, Okla.; many beloved nieces and nephews; his best friend, Bobby Whorton of Hollis, Okla.; neighbor and friend, Robert Whorton of Gould, Okla.; and numerous other beloved family members and friends.
Funeral services took place at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 30 at the Lowell-Tims Funeral Chapel in Altus with Pastor Gary Baird officiating. Internment followed at the Russell Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
To sign the online guest book and share memories with the family please visit www.Lowell-Tims.com.