Oklahomans To Remember Aubrey McClendon At Memorial Service

Monday, March 7th 2016, 8:55 am
By: News 9

Thousands will gather to remember Aubrey McClendon. The former Chesapeake CEO died in a fiery crash last week, one day after being indicted on federal anti-trust charges.

At 10 a.m. Monday, thousands of people are expected to be at Crossings Community Church to pay their respects to former Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon. He died last week in a fiery crash, one day after he was indicted by the Justice Department for rigging bids on oil leases in northwest Oklahoma.

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McClendon was considered a pioneer in the natural gas drilling industry.  The boom made Chesapeake Energy billions of dollars before he was forced out in 2013 and went on to create American Energy Partners. He was also a part-owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

On Saturday, several people lined up along the Oklahoma River for a sunrise memorial in honor of McClendon, and to pay recognition for his impact on the organization, development of the river, and momentum of Oklahoma City.

Monday's memorial service is open to the public.