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Wray Littlejohn

June 28, 1932 - October 24, 2001







The Norman Transcript
October 28, 2001


Memorial services for Wray Littlejohn, 69, of Norman, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Primrose Chapel with the Rev. Roy Richmond officiating. Primrose Funeral Service is handling arrangements.

Mr. Littlejohn died Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Norman.

He was born June 18, 1932, to George E. and Grace (Cummings) Littlejohn in Pauls Valley. He was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.

He also played football at OU from 1951 to 1954, and was an OU letterman. He coached and taught at Norman High School for 17 years. He taught driverís education for 42 years and assisted in implementing the drivers education program at Norman High School. He ended his coaching and teaching career in Fort Worth, Texas after 38 years.

In 1996, Mr. Littlejohn and his wife returned to Norman. He was an active member of the O Club (lettermanís association) at OU.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Harrell Dee Littlejohn; his parents; a sister, Archie; and a brother, Charles.

Survivors include two sons, David Littlejohn of Norman and Jay Littlejohn and his wife, Stephanie, of Lexington; a daughter, Tammy Hoff and her husband, Chris, of Arlington, Texas; a sister, Betty Hart of Oklahoma City; a brother, Everett of Kansas City; and two grandchildren, Brandon and Kyle Hoff.






Sharing Memories of Wray Littlejohn
e-mail to John Coley

11/01/2001

Unsung hero of the road

Wray Littlejohnís death last week at age 69 takes from our community an unsung hero. For 42 years ó both in the public school system and in private driving schools ó Mr. Littlejohn taught a couple of generations of us how to drive an automobile. Mr. Littlejohn was a coach and teacher at Norman High School for 17 years. He assisted in implementing the driverís education program at Norman High School. He was an OU football player from 1951 to 1954 and was an active member of the O Club.

Mr. Littlejohnís private driving school took on more importance of late as Normanís public school system made the decision not to offer driverís education. He could be seen picking up teen-age drivers at their homes early in the morning when few motorists were out on the streets.

A good driverís education teacher can show pupils skills that no parent can impress upon their offspring. Tops among them is courtesy for other drivers. Although we often complain about other drivers, Norman also has its share of good motorists. Many of them learned those skills from Mr. Littlejohn. Our streets are safer because of him.





 




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