Richard Erle "Dick" Postelwait

Class of 1952

1952 Maroon SpotlightRichard Postelwait
Richard Postelwait

Class Assembly 49-50, Band 48-52, Band Manager 49-52, Perryscope Staff 51-52.

Richard Erle “Dick” Postelwait

August 19, 1933 – February 8, 2021

Richard “Dick” Postelwait passed away on February 8, 2021, in Perry, OK.

He was born on August 19, 1933, in Perry, Oklahoma to Charles and Hazel (Scott) Postelwait. After graduating from Perry High School, he attended Oklahoma A & M College School of Technical Training in Okmulgee to study printing.

He and Phyllis Ann Price were married in August 1956. He worked as a printer at Chitwoods and The Perry Daily Journal. He then worked at Charles Machine Works, retiring after thirty years. During retirement, Richard and Phyllis enjoyed traveling throughout the United States.

Richard is survived by his wife, Phyllis, sons Bryan (Kay) Postelwait of Perry and Darren (Sue) Postelwait of Abilene, Texas, one sister Barbara (Ron) Blair of Enid, along with two granddaughters, three great-granddaughters, and many nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by an infant daughter, his parents, brother and two sisters.

Richard was an active 50-year member of the Perry Masonic Lodge #78 serving as secretary for 30 years. He was a 32nd degree Mason and an India Shriner where he volunteered as a van driver transporting children to Shriners hospitals. He had a great sense of humor, a quick wit, enjoyed a good laugh and never met a stranger. He will be greatly missed.

Private Family Services will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to India Shriners Children Transportation Fund or a charity of your choosing.