Raymond D. Gary - Death and Legacy

Death and Legacy

Gary died December 11, 1993, and is interred at Woodbury Forest Cemetery, Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma. Lake Raymond Gary and its associated Raymond Gary State Park in Choctaw County were named to honor him. Speaking of Gov. Gary in the days following his death, Republican Gov. Henry Bellmon commented, "He led the state through the initial integration era and successfully integrated our schools without any of the violence and complications that erupted in many of the Southern states."

Gary Hall at the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma is named after the late governor of the state.

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