In Memory

Chriss Bural (Teacher At FSHS 1957-1970)


Zaneis – Funeral Services for Mr. Erman Chriss Bural, 80, of Ringling are scheduled for 2:00 PM Friday Oct. 22, 2010 at the Zaneis First Baptist Church with Rev. Ben Shirley officiating. Interment will follow at Hewitt Cemetery in Wilson. Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.

Chriss was born April 11, 1930 to the late Mr. Charles Erman Bural and Mrs. Tressie May (Willis) Bural. He departed this life Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at Oklahoma City, OK.

Chriss had been a longtime resident of this area, residing here ever since he was 4yrs old when he and his family moved here from Texas to a farm north of the Orr community. He attended school at Zaneis and graduated High School from there in 1947 as the class valedictorian. He and the former Ms. Wanda Jean Lawrence were united in marriage Feb. 19, 1949 at Gainesville, TX. Chriss attended college at several schools , achieving his Masters Degree in Education. He taught business for many years, as well as being a counselor, coach, and science teacher before he became the Ringling Public School Superintendent in 1970. He held that administrative position until he retired in 1991. He was also a 2nd generation Rancher and Cattleman, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of the Zaneis Baptist Church.

His parents, Mr. Charles Erman Bural and Mrs. Tressie May Bural and brother, Benjamin Granville “Ben” Bural preceded him in death.

Survivors include his loving wife, Wanda of the home; Daughters, Christy Osborne and husband Bill of Norman, and Karen Bryant and husband Jerry also of Norman; Sons, Jerry Bural and wife Mary of Piedmont, OK, Alan Bural and wife Anita of Norman, and Randall Bural and wife Gayla of Lee’s Summit, MO. Grandchildren, Kenda Potts, Grant Bural, David Bural, Daniel Bural, Charley Bural, Leycan Jones, and Nick Bural. Great Grandchildren, Makenzie Potts, Macy Potts, and Isaac Bural. Numerous other family and friends.

Casket Bearers are John Stanton, Don Lewis, Allen Wade, Brad Vance, Daniel Kinard, and Gary Whitener.

Honorary Bearers are Jerry Dillard, Randy Howard, Jack Hagood, Val Cantwell, Jr., Cartez Allen and Jake Wade.

Family visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home in Wilson.

Memorials can be made to the Disabled American Veterans c/o Alexander Funeral Home, 1302 7th St. Wilson, OK 73463.

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10/27/10 09:52 AM #1    

Dale Burge (1960)

Condolence from:   Jimmy Holcomb
My sympathy to Mr Brual's family and friends I very well remember how he helped his student's and always very pleasant.
I am so very sorry about the news of Mr Bural. I can honestly say he was one of the very best teachers I had at Ft. Sumner High School. My condolence to the family I know he will be missed and remembered by all Herman Davis

Kenda I'm so sorry to hear about your Granddad. I remember Mr. Bural when I was in High School. My prayers are with you. May God give you the comfort that will sustain you during your time of grieving. God blessyou. Your great aunt Betty.
Mr Bural was one of my favorite teachers. He made such an impression on me that I started college wanting to be a business teacher just like him. The typing and business classes I had with him have helped me all my life. I still remember his wonderful laugh.
Mr. Bural was the greatest teacher that I had in school, thru the classes that he taught me I was able to have my own bookkeeping business. I can see us in class today (in my mind), perfect posture and practice, practice, practice. Taught me not to ever give up just keep on trying.

Please accept my condolences.
Condolence from:   Stephen Ratliff <>
I will always remember Mr. Bural as a favorite teacher. He will be missed.
Condolence from:   James Burke
It was with a great deal of sadness I learned of the passing of Mr. Bural. He was one of those teachers that everyone respected and you wanted to be in his classes. I was so hoping he would be able to attend our 50th class reunion to get reacquainted with him. Please accept my deepest condolences, he will be missed and surly never forgotten.
Mr. Bural was one of the best teachers we ever had at Fort Sumner High School. He was tough but fair and treated everyone with respect no matter who you were. I always remember in his typing class he not only taught you how to type but he also made sure you were using the correct posture and weren't slouching in your chair. He only had to tell you once!

May the Lord give strength to the family during this difficult time. God Bless You Mr. Bural!

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