Funeral Services for Mr. Erman Chriss Bural, 80, of Ringling, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday Oct. 22, 2010, at the Zaneis First Baptist Church with Rev. Ben Shirley officiating. Interment will follow at Hewitt Cemetery in Wilson. Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.


Funeral Services for Mr. Erman Chriss Bural, 80, of Ringling, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday Oct. 22, 2010, at the Zaneis First Baptist Church with Rev. Ben Shirley officiating. Interment will follow at Hewitt Cemetery in Wilson. Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.

 

Chriss was born April 11, 1930, to the late Mr. Charles Erman Bural and Mrs. Tressie May (Willis) Bural.

 

He departed this life Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at Oklahoma City, Okla.

 

Chriss had been a longtime resident of this area, residing here ever since he was 4 years old when he and his family moved here from Texas to a farm north of the Orr community. He attended school at Zaneis and graduated High School from there in 1947 as the class valedictorian. He and the former Ms. Wanda Jean Lawrence were united in marriage Feb. 19, 1949, at Gainesville, Texas. Chriss attended college at several schools, achieving his Masters Degree in Education. He taught business for many years, as well as being a counselor, coach, and science teacher before he became the Ringling Public School Superintendent in 1970. He held that administrative position until he retired in 1991. He was also a second generation Rancher and Cattleman, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of the Zaneis Baptist Church.

 

His parents, Mr. Charles Erman Bural and Mrs. Tressie May Bural; and brother, Benjamin Granville “Ben” Bural, preceded him in death.

 

Survivors include his loving wife, Wanda of the home; daughters, Christy Osborne and husband, Bill of Norman, and Karen Bryant and husband, Jerry also of Norman; sons, Jerry Bural and wife, Mary of Piedmont, Okla., Alan Bural and wife, Anita of Norman, and Randall Bural and wife, Gayla of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; grandchildren, Kenda Potts, Grant Bural, David Bural, Daniel Bural, Charley Bural, Leycan Jones, and Nick Bural; great-grandchildren, Makenzie Potts, Macy Potts, and Isaac Bural; numerous other family and friends.

 

Casket Bearers are John Stanton, Don Lewis, Allen Wade, Brad Vance, Daniel Kinard, and Gary Whitener.

 

Honorary Bearers are Jerry Dillard, Randy Howard, Jack Hagood, Val Cantwell, Jr., Cartez Allen and Jake Wade.

 

Family visitation will be held this evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home in Wilson.

 

Memorials can be made to the Disabled American Veterans, c/o Alexander Funeral Home, 1302 7th St., Wilson, OK 73463.

 

Condolences can be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.