Fletcher Eugene "Gene" Elsberry was born November 1, 1939, in
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 15, 2017,
surrounded by his loving family in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is preceded in
death by his parents, Richard and Jane Elsberry and sister Dorothy Ann.
Survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Patricia Elsberry, sons: Brant
(Carol) Elsberry and Evan (Katie) Elsberry, daughters: Kelly (Craig) Becke,
Elise (Ross) Schreiner, Andrea Petit, Penny (Jason) Howell, grandchildren:
Luke, Barrett, Shelby, Jake, Hannah, Zane, Emerson, Chas, Janey, Reagan,
Avery, Henry, Traegar, Kennedy, Braden, Riley and Jessa. Also survived
by his sister, Judy Fulfs, nephews: Erich, Ian and nieces: Vonda, Celia
He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and The Tulsa Ski
Club. He was an avid supporter of the Tulsa Ski Club and held many offices
including President. The Flatland Ski Association honored Gene with the
2017 Dave Vannett Trophy (The Race Directors Cup) for significant achievement
of the FSA Race Week, for this award his family and friends were so proud.
He was a graduate of The University of Arkansas, (Wooooooo Pig Sooie!)
with a Business Administration Degree, and also The University of Tulsa
with a Masters of Business Administration Degree. He was a proud member
of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at The University of Arkansas. "Gene"
was an avid golfer, Colorado backpacker, bass fisherman, competitive snow
skier, duck hunter, state champion duck caller and was extremely proud
of his family.
The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful caregivers of our family
patriarch, especially St. Francis Cancer Center, St. Francis Hospice,
and certainly "Miss Rosey" and nurse Josh. Additionally: Clarehouse,
Drs. Stephen Sack, Matthew Armstrong, and Stephen Confer.
In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to Clarehouse of Tulsa,
Oklahoma, or the American Cancer Society.
A memorial service will be held July 22, 2017 at 10:00 at St. John’s
Episcopal Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma.