Group plans Tulsa memorial monument for Leon Russell

Posted at 7:11 AM, Jan 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-31 10:59:50-05

A committee is raising money to build a planned permanent monument to honor late Oklahoma music star Leon Russell at Tulsa's historic Memorial Park Cemetery.

Russell died at his home in Nashville on Nov. 13, 2016.

The fundraising is co-chaired by Russell's friend and former promoter Steve Todoroff and his wife Kathy.

They hope to raise $42,000 to cover the cost of the estate plot and construction of the granite monument and associated improvements.

Organizers say the monument will be located on an undeveloped area near the graves of Tulsa personalities Bob Wills and Rev. Billy Joe Daugherty.

The monument will initially be a memorial to Leon Russell, but there are plans to inter his remains at the site at a future date.

The fundraising committee asks that donations be mailed to:

Memorial Park Cemetery
ATTENTION: Cindy Gibson
5111 S. Memorial Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74145

Donors should make checks payable to Leon Russell Memorial.

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