Bill G. Shirel, 87

Born February 17, 1934

Died June 10, 2021

Russell Gilbert "Russ" Hayes, 92

Born June 22, 1928

Died June 9, 2021

Virginia Lee Tutt, 82

Born January 16, 1939

Died June 8, 2021

David Ronald Franklin, 75

Born September 4, 1945

Died June 8, 2021

Robert Lee Barker, 78

Born May 23, 1943

Died June 8, 2021


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Thursday, June 3, 2021, 8:02 AM

Muskogee’s Symphony in the Park will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Honor Heights Park.

“We are expecting a large turnout for this event,” said Joel Everett, Muskogee Parks and Recreation’s special events coordinator. “I think people are ready to get out and enjoy public outings again and outdoor events are a great way to ease back into summer fun, while still being safe.”

The Muskogee Community Band will perform a selection of musical numbers from Oklahoma composers for the public’s enjoyment. Selections will include music by The Gap Band, Leon Russell, and highlights from “Oklahoma!”, the musical.

Admission is free and patrons are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for comfort.

For more information, contact Everett at (918) 684-6302 or email