Tahlequah Daily Press


June 4, 2014

Orville L. Shapley

TAHLEQUAH — Orville L. Shapley, 85, of Tahlequah, died Thursday, May 29, following his wife Lucy, who died May 16.

Orville was born July 22, 1928, in Guymon, the son of Mary and Robert Shapley.

He grew up in Muskogee and Tahlequah, and served in the U.S. Navy toward the end of World War II.  Soon after, he married his wife of 64 years, Lucy (Griffin). Orville and Lucy lived in California, Arizona and Utah before settling in Oklahoma in the early ‘60s, where they founded and owned the Mr. O’s convenience store chain.

Orville is survived by his daughter, Gloria Ann Shapley; and grandson, William (B.J.) Thorne and his children, all of Tahlequah; sister, Mary Lois Earhart of Tacoma, Wash.; and brothers, Richard Shapley of Arroyo Grande, Calif., and Fred Shapley of Houston, Texas.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 7, at the United Methodist Church in Tahlequah, under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. James Graham. Online condolences may be left at tahlequahfuneral.com.

Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial Road, 918-458-5055.

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