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Funeral set for Dr. Perry Inhofe

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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 11/14/2013 10:17 am Published: 11/13/2013 9:06 pm

On Wednesday, FOX23 learned a major show of support is planned for the family of a doctor killed in a plane crash Sunday afternoon in Owasso.

A funeral is planned for Thursday for Dr. Perry Inhofe, a well-known surgeon as well as the son of Sen. Jim Inhofe.

The owner of Mary Murray's Flowers Gaylyn Murray Wattman said orders have been coming in from the community and even out of state.

So many orders show just how much of an impact Inhofe made in the community.

Inhofe was known for being many things -- a senator's son, a husband, a father, a surgeon, a pilot -- and at 2 p.m. Thursday, people who knew him in all those rolls with gather First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa to remember him.

Wattman has been getting orders from people wanting to reach out to the family in any way they know how.

It’s so hard to reach out to someone when they've lost someone who's dear to them.

Wattman says people are sending flowers to the family, not just from the local community, but from all over. She also says she sees more flower orders with tragic deaths like that of Inhofe.

"That is so shocking," Wattman said. "People will make a special effort to send flowers because they just need to make that expression."

FOX23 learned from bright flowers to white flowers, no two requests are exactly the same, but the time and precision to make the perfect arrangement is.

"We take special efforts with bereavements like this, " Wattman said.

Most of the things flower shops do are weddings or happy occasions. Wattman said when it comes to funerals, all the fun is put aside and things get serious.

“But this kind of gesture really needs to be spot-on,” Wattman said. "You really need to make sure it’s petal-perfect, beautiful and just the right kind of floral design."

A perfect design to honor and remember a life lost suddenly.

FOX23 has learned that the funeral is open to the public and starts at 2 p.m. It'll be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa.

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Mayor Maynot - 11/14/2013 11:31 AM
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