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Zack Florence

Born: 8/2/1915

Died: 10/18/2007

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Zack Florence, 92, of Oklahoma City passed away October 18, 2007, at Oklahoma City. He was born August 2, 1915, in Pauls Valley to Zack and Mayme Ida Kelly Florence.

Zack grew up in the Pauls Valley and Paoli areas and is a graduate of Florence Chapel. He and Carol Shockley were married in Clovis, New Mexico, on May 16, 1955. They lived in California for about 30 years and have made their home in Oklahoma City for the past 16 years. He was a cattle rancher and a member of the Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, R.C. Florence; and three sisters, Opal Duke, Juanita Vawter and Sue Forehand.

Survivors include his wife of over 52 years, Carol of the home; three children, Rowena Jo Britt and husband Harold of Shawnee, Judy Carlton and husband Jerry of Oklahoma City, and Linda and her husband, Allan, of Prescott Valley, Arizona; one brother, Eugene Florence of Houston, Texas; four sisters, Hazel Boren of San Diego, California, Marguerite Thrasher of Oklahoma City, Nadine Thrasher and husband Jake of Kingston, and Mayme Jo Guest of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Zack Florence