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John Wallace Brenner

August 13, 1942 September 18, 2018
John Wallace Brenner
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Obituary for John Wallace Brenner

Coach Brenner went to meet his family in Heaven late Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Hillcrest Manor in Blackwell, OK. A graveside ceremony will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Blackwell Cemetery. Those wishing to offer condolences may come by Trout Funeral Home of Blackwell on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Monday, September 24, 2018 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Honorary casket bearers will be former BHS Wrestlers.

John Wallace Brenner was born August 13, 1942 in Blackwell, OK to Thelma Grace (Clampitt) Brenner and Dale A. Brenner. He was a preemie weighing in at 2 lbs. 14 oz. John had Cerebral Palsy but never let that define him. He attended Blackwell Schools graduating from BHS in 1960. While he was in school, he attended Boys State, and was President of his Senior Class. He was the manager for the wrestling, football, and baseball teams from 1954-1960. After graduation he attended NOC and then went onto Central State College in Edmond earning a BA in Education in 1965 and a Masters of Teaching in Guidance in 1968. His first teaching and wrestling coach job was in Canyon City, CO building a winning record of 28-2. He taught and coached in Blackwell from 1970-1973 with a record of 29-1. John also had an undefeated Cushing, OK team in 1978-79 of 10-0.

John was honored to speak at the Homecoming Assembly in 2003. He was inducted into the OK National Wrestling Hall of Fame in December of 2003 and December 14, 2003 was declared “John Brenner Day” by the Blackwell City Commission. He was greatly influenced by coaches, Thurman Garrett, Tom Chesbro, Dan Bringham, Charles Hetrick, and Bob Lyons throughout his coaching years.

John has belonged to the Blackwell Wrestling Club, CSU Alumni Association, Lion’s Club, and was a lifetime member of the BPO Elks and Odd Fellows. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

He was an avid sports fan especially of BHS, OSU, and the Thunder. Even though the past few years he couldn’t see or hear well, he had headphones hooked up to his TV which sat right beside him so he could somewhat keep up with all of the games.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, brother, Clark, and a niece, Carla Busse.

John is survived by a cousin, Billie DeBoard, a niece, Valerie Brenner Alvarez, and a nephew, Kevin Brenner.

Memorial donations may be made to the Blackwell Wrestling Club.


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Visitation

Sunday

23

Sep

1:00 PM 9/23/2018 1:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/23/2018 8:00:00 PM
Trout Funeral Home of Blackwell

301 W. Blackwell Ave.
Blackwell, OK 76431

Trout Funeral Home of Blackwell
301 W. Blackwell Ave. Blackwell 76431 OK
United States

Visitation

Monday

24

Sep

9:00 AM 9/24/2018 9:00:00 AM - 8:00 PM 9/24/2018 8:00:00 PM
Trout Funeral Home of Blackwell

301 W. Blackwell Ave.
Blackwell, OK 76431

Trout Funeral Home of Blackwell
301 W. Blackwell Ave. Blackwell 76431 OK
United States

Graveside

Tuesday

25

Sep

11:00 AM 9/25/2018 11:00:00 AM
Blackwell Cemetery

203 W Fulton ave
Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631

Blackwell Cemetery
203 W Fulton ave Blackwell 74631 Oklahoma
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Blackwell Cemetery Final Resting Place

203 W Fulton ave
Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631

203 W Fulton ave Blackwell 74631 Oklahoma
United States
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