Oklahoma legend dies

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 11:50 am
By: News 9


The grand nephew of Will Rogers, Clem McSpadden of Chelsea, died Monday evening in a Houston hospital.

McSpadden, 82, died at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston after a battle with cancer.

McSpadden was a former U.S. Congressman, an inductee of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and the Oklahoma State University Alumni Halls of Fame.

Survivors include wife Donna, son Bart McSpadden and his wife Kate of Edmond and their children Noah, Chloe, Tucker and Luke; daughter Kay and her husband Joe Lucas of Edmond; son Paul and his wife Connie McSpadden of Richardson, Texas and their children John McSpadden of Richardson and James McSpadden of Oklahoma City.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that memorials be made to the Clem McSpadden Endowed Scholarship at Oklahoma State University.

Funeral services are pending.