Class of 1947
1947 Maroon Spotlight
Football ’44-’47; Basketball ’44-’47; Co-Captain ’46-’47; Teen Town Council ’46-’47.
James Richard Dolezal
June 25, 1929 – November 4, 2020
James (Jim) R. Dolezal, age 91, of Perry, Oklahoma passed away November 4, 2020 in Oklahoma City.
Jim was the son of George W. and Margaret (McCoy) Dolezal and grandson of Joseph E. and Mary Josephine Dolezal who settled in the Perry area during the Cherokee Strip Land Run (1893). He married Sarah Lou Gibson on August 13, 1946. He was a graduate of Perry High School.
Jim is survived by one son, John and wife Mary Louise; five grandchildren, Amy Presley, Joshua Dolezal, Sarah Dolezal, Chad Bryant, and Aaron Bryant and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Sarah Lou, daughter Deborah, brothers George Jr and Jack Dolezal.
Most of Jim’s work career was spent working with his father and brother (Jack) in the Noble County Abstract/Dolezal Agency business.
Upon retiring, Jim would spend most of his time doing what he truly enjoyed, gardening and being around family.
A private family service will be held at a later date at Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry.
Memorial donations in Jim’s name may be made by mailing a check to the Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 3809 S Boulevard, Edmond, Ok. 73013.