History

 

 

Established in 1927 Memorial Park Cemetery is situated in ‘Green Country’ nestled in the soft, rolling foothills of northeast Oklahoma. Dotted with countless older stately trees, newer flowering trees, a large serene lake, extensive stone works, and an overall majestic feel and layout the Cemetery has a picturesque and peaceful atmosphere.

The Board of Trustees along with the staff believes that the Cemetery should be a place for the living, with benches, flower gardens and plantings to complement the natural beauty.

Down through the years Memorial Park Cemetery has been a gathering point for the community. An Easter Pageant depicting the events around the death of Jesus Christ was held from 1946 until 1957. This particular event is on record for attracting between 50,000 to 80,000 people.

 

 

 

 

Famous Personalities


The first burial was Bertha Rogers in 1927. Since the first burial many famous personalities have been laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Some including:

• Frank Frantz - March 12th, 1942 (Last Territorial Governor of OK)
• James Robert “Bob” Wills - May 15th, 1975
• Johnnie Lee Wills (1912 - 1984)
• Samuel Burl Kinison - April 20th, 1992
• Jerald “Jerry” T. Webber- December, 23rd 1998
• Michael (Hondo) Richard Walker - April 14th, 2001
• Wayman Tisdale - May 21st, 2009
• Reverend Billy Joe Daugherty - November 30th, 2009
• Reverend Oral Roberts - December 21st 2009

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search/Memorial_Park_Cemetery_(Tulsa,_Oklahoma)

 

 

 

Memorial Park Cemetery  |  5111 S. Memorial Drive  |  Tulsa, Oklahoma 74145  |  918-627-0220
GATE HOURS: 7:00am – 7:30pm during daylight savings, otherwise 7:00am to 5:30pm