Rossor "Gene" Lessel

December 17, 1928 - August 04, 2021

Rossor "Gene" Lessel

December 17, 1928 - August 04, 2021


“Gene” Lessel was born on December 17th 1928 to Mr. & Mrs. Rossor Lessel in Poteau, OK. He was raised there in Poteau & also in McAlester, OK. He married Norma Tucker Lessel & then moved to reside in Turley, OK until later moving to Tulsa, OK. They were happily married as they enjoyed living & making a Christian home together until her passing in 1988.

Gene graduated high school in McAlester, OK. He then attended Baptist Missionary School & then went on to attend classes at Tulsa University. He enjoyed working a lifetime career as master craftsman wielder & became a union steward. The majority of his life’s work was for Unit Rig in Tulsa, OK.

At a young age Gene received the Lord as his personal Lord & Savior. He was thoroughly & very much encouraged by his mothers loving investment of her living testimony as she nourished & taught him the tenants of the faith at home; as well as regularly attending church together. He went on to love the Lord Jesus while living & walking out a full life of sharing his faith & testimony compassionately to & with all & whomsoever would voluntarily be his patient audience.

Brother Gene & Jimmy Lee Long developed a long lasting fellowship & friendship of over twenty years, residing together, sharing & learning from greater depths of study in the Word of God. All of the normal life challenges were met as a faithful & prayerful team together until Gene’s heavenly promotion on August 4th, 2021.

Gene leaves each of us with countless memories & testimonies of joyful praises; as he has finished his race well & now eternally lives & rests in the glorious peaceful presence of His Savior, Jesus the King of kings & Lord of lords. Amen

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: August 10, 2021 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Location: 2103 E 3rd St Tulsa, OK 74104 - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: No Date & Time
  • Venue: Nowata Cemetery
  • Location: Nowata - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: August 9, 2021 (4:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
  • Venue: Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Location: 2103 E 3rd St Tulsa, OK 74104 - (Get Directions)

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3 responses to Rossor "Gene" Lessel

  1. Gene you are missed; thank you for all you have done for me.
    You have enriched my life having shared it with you; and we will do it again someday when we meet in heaven. Please put in a good word for me. I will always Love you. – jimmylee

  2. Mark Knutson says:

    Gene was a really nice man with a gentle spirit. Heaven will be happy to receive him.

  3. Kim Zehender says:

    I didn't get to know Gene until later in his life. He was a model of Christian Faith. His insights, Bible knowledge and his joy will be missed immensely. Peace to you our Brother.

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