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June 5, 1938 - May 15, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Jerry Grey Dalrymple, age 74, was born in Benton, LA on June 5, 1938, and passed away on May 15 at his home in Oklahoma City. He graduated high school in Bossier City, LA. He met his wife, Kim, in Bossier City, and they were married in 1964. They moved to Oklahoma City, where he joined KWTV in 1963, and after a 42-year career, he retired as an Executive from Griffin Communications in 2005. During his time at KWTV/News 9, Jerry was instrumental in the station's growth and ratings dominance. He played a major part in some of the company's biggest milestones, including the first-ever automated weather warning system, using the first-ever Doppler Radar for weather coverage and acquiring the first news helicopter in Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by their daughter, Rosalyn E. Dalrymple; his parents, Harvie and Laura Dalrymple, Bossier City, LA; and his brother, B.W. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kim Dalrymple; daughter, Rebecca Robinson, of Edmond; sister, Anna Rae and husband Jerry Bartholomew, of Austin, TX; brother-in-law, Pat and wife Peggy Malmstrom, of Little Rock, AR; grandchildren, Mason and Hannah Robinson, of Edmond; along with many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Road Mennonite Brethren Church in Edmond. Charitable donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Published in The Oklahoman on May 18, 2013
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