Muskogee rancher, Rehabilitation Services commissioner dies after sudden illness
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Muskogee thoroughbred and cattle rancher, and community leader Ray F. Kirk died suddenly March 14 in Muskogee after a brief illness.
Commissioner Kirk was the first Muskogee citizen ever appointed to the Commission for Rehabilitation Services, the governing board for the state Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS).
The Oklahoma School for the Blind in Muskogee is a division of DRS.
At the time he was appointed to the commission, Kirk said, “Muskogee is very fortunate to have the school (for the blind) because of the outstanding work the staff does to educate visually impaired students brings attention to our community from all over the state.