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Jessie Odell Rackler
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Obituary for Jessie Odell Rackler

Funeral service for Jessie Odell Rackler, 82, of Fletcher, Oklahoma, will be held 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Fletcher Christian Church with Jim Hall, officiating. Burial will follow at the Ft. Sill National Cemetery under the direction of the Fletcher Funeral Home.

Mr. Rackler passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Lawton, Oklahoma at the age of 82.

Jessie Odell Rackler was born August 30, 1934 in Lynn County, Texas to Grover and Minnie (Hill) Rackler. He attended Roosevelt High School outside of Lubbock, Texas. He worked on the family farm until serving his country in the United States Army from December 6, 1956 until December 5, 1958. Jessie married Bernie Victoria McCullar on June 2, 1958. The two were married for 58 years and were blessed with 3 sons. After the couple married, they moved back to Lubbock where he worked on the family farm with his Papa. They moved to New Mexico and he began farming with his brother. Jessie and Vickey moved to Oklahoma in 1974 where he became employed by Dolese until his retirement in 2000. He had a small cattle operation from the mid 1980’s until the mid 1990’s. After retiring, Jessie enjoyed traveling with his wife, watching baseball, and watching Nascar. Jessie loved going to church and did so at the Fletcher Christian Church until his health no longer allowed.

He is survived by his wife, Vickey Rackler, of the home; 3 sons: Kenneth Rackler and his wife Sandy, of Elgin, Michael Rackler and his wife Beverly, of Comanche, and Wendell Rackler and his wife Cindi, of Fletcher; 1 brother, L.H. Rackler, of New Mexico; 1 sister, Lois Hopper and her husband Lloyd, of Texas; 3 grandchildren: Megan, O.J., and Addison Rackler; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Grover and Minnie Rackler; 4 brothers: Troice, Dalton, Carl, and Kenneth; 3 sisters: Aline, Opal, and Dorothy; 1 grandson, Robby Sheffield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Fletcher Christian Church.


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