Russel Dale Bratcher 1956-2022 Rush Springs, OK

November 09, 2022

Russel Dale Bratcher

May 12, 1956 - October 29, 2022

Russel Dale Bratcher, 66, was born on May 12, 1956, in Duncan, OK, to his parents LG Bratcher & Joyce (Woods) Bratcher.

A Celebration of Life will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 10, 2022, at Rush Springs First Assembly, 405 Comanche Ave, Rush Springs, OK 73082.

In 1974, he graduated from Rush Springs High School and lived in Rush Springs most of his life. On Sept. 21, 1988, he married Cheryl Mason, and the two spent the next 34 years making memories.

One of Rusty’s favorite pastimes was driving to south Texas with Mike to relax, and go shopping for his family across the border. Rusty was a man of many talents and was always looking to provide for his family. Through the years he owned APCO service station, worked for Grady County, and worked alongside his dad LG in the watermelon fields, which was something he love to do. He also raised his kids working in the field with him, hoping to pass on some of that love. He truly enjoyed selling watermelons, especially during the watermelon festival.

In his later years of life, he spent his time remodeling and restoring homes. Rusty had two pride and joys in his life. His backhoe, and his Platinum Ford truck. But by far, his favorite thing in life was spending time with his grandkids. He loved hauling Oliver around on his scooter and up until his last few weeks, he could be seen doing this. Rusty had big plans to start traveling in his camper. He only had one more surgery ahead of him to recover from before starting this adventure. He will be truly missed, and in our hearts forever. He was preceded in death by his father, LG Bratcher, brother Greg Bratcher and brother-in-law Steve Mason.

Rusty is survived by his wife, Cheryl “Strawberry” Bratcher; mother, Joyce Bratcher; sister-in-law, Debbie Bratcher; brother-in-law, Keith and Debbie McCollum; a son, Chris and wife, Myleah Bratcher; daughters, Summer Bratcher and Misty Steele; grandchildren: Oliver, Aspen, Bishop, Ariana, Kaizla and Zariah, and a large host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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