Claude O. (Bud) Wrightsman, born September 10, 1930, passed from this earth to meet his Heavenly Father on February 28, 2018. Bud was born, in Joplin, Mo., to Goldie V. Thompson Wrightsman and Joseph O. (Tobe) Wrightsman, who both preceded him in death.
Bud was an avid rodeo participant, winning titles in steer roping and team roping all over the United States throughout his career in rodeo.
Bud leaves behind two daughters, Karole Wrightsman Robertson and husband, Gene, of Enid, Okla., and Peggy Wrightsman Parolin and husband, Bill, of Kansas City, Mo. He leaves behind six grandchildren he loved very much: Jocelyn Harper and husband, Joe, Kendyll McNeill and husband, Larry, Joshua Parolin and wife, Nikki, Zach Parolin, Jake Parolin, and Sara Parolin. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren: Gage McNeill, Lexi McNeill, Wyatt Harper and Gus Harper.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held on Sunday, March 11, at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 1001 North Central, Cushing, Okla.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations made to an animal rescue group of the donor's choice.
Published on March 4, 2018