Daily Oklahoman, The
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
November 20, 1981
Felton, 39, 12104 Blue Sage Road, Oklahoma City, died November
19, 1981 at Baptist Medical Center after a short illness. Born
July 23, 1942, in Hollywood, California, he was raised and
educated in Oklahoma. He graduated from OSU with a Bachelor's
Degree in Engineering and was a member of Phi Kappa Theta
Fraternity. He was a Commodity Broker and established his own
successful Commodities Brokerage firm, Oklahoma City, Amspacher
& Associates. He served 19 years in the Oklahoma National Guard
and achieved the rank of Major, serving in the MP Battalion in
McAlester, Oklahoma. He was appointed by Gov. Nigh to the
Oklahoma State Deaf and Hearing Commission on September 14,
1979, and had served as Chairman since January, 1980. During his
Chairmanship he established the first Statewide Interpretive
Services Program for the hearing impaired. He was a member of
Christ The King Church and Quail Creek Golf and Country Club.
Survivors include his wife Linda, his
daughters Beth and Ginny, his son Richard, all of the home, his
mother and stepfather Marie and Al LaMonte, his brother Steven,
his grandmother Ellen Welch, all of Oklahoma City, and many
nieces and nephews, and brother and sisters-in-law who lived
him. A Wake service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Smith &
Kernke Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m.
Monday at Christ The King Church, with Richard L. Felton
Memorial Fund has been established at Founders National Bank.
Funds will be used to benefit hearing impaired children in the
State of Oklahoma.
Transcribed and submitted by Margaret Gagliardi,