Bellmon's Funeral

Billings, OK – Funeral arrangements announced for Bellmon

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Funeral services have been scheduled for former Oklahoma governor and U.S. Sen. Henry Bellmon.

Bellmon, Oklahoma's first Republican governor since statehood, died Tuesday at the age of 88.

Bellmon's former chief of staff, Andrew Tevington, says Bellmon's body will lie in state at the state Capitol on Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Members of his family and former staff will be present.

A funeral service is scheduled Saturday at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Edmond.

A second funeral service is scheduled at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Perry.

Bellmon served two nonconsecutive terms as governor, beginning in 1963 and 1987. He won election to the U.S. Senate in 1968 and 1974.

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