Lance Risinger

Born:                 June 17, 1971
Died:                 December 2, 2020

Turtle Years:   2011,2017
Section:            Bass

A Turtle’s Tribute:

Lance Ryan Risinger, 49, passed from this life on December 2, 2020, in Owasso, Oklahoma.

Lance was born on June 17, 1971, in Tulsa, Oklahoma the son of Ralph Richard and Barbara Ann (Overman) Risinger. Lance was raised and received his education in Cleveland later graduating with the Class of 1989. During his time in school Lance was active in local musicals, plays and numerous other activities with the Community Theater. Lance had significant parts in the plays Annie and the Sound of Music in the local productions in Cleveland. Following graduation Lance attended Milligan University a private Christian liberal arts university and received a bachelors degree in accounting. Following his graduation Lance accepted employment with American Airlines as a systems analyst. Lance later accepted a position as a consultant with Ceridian Employer Services, and his most recent position was with Paytech.

Lance was a very outgoing and always making everyone feel special. He loved Broadway plays, playing the piano, reading, movies, doing cross stitch and being with his family. Lance was baptized by his brother John on November 30, 1979.

Survivors include his parents Dick and Ann Risinger of Owasso, Oklahoma; two siblings John Risinger and his wife Robin of Owasso, Oklahoma, Tracy Downs and her husband Darrell of Owasso, Oklahoma; aunts Carole Overman of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Barbara Parent of Ponca City, Oklahoma; uncle Mike Risinger and wife Debi of Cedar City, Utah; nieces and nephews Jordan Risinger and wife Jessica, Evan Risinger and wife Sidney, Grant Downs, Jackson Downs, Mason Downs, Kate Downs, Josh Lindamood and wife Brooke, John Burger, Jace Burger and wife Kailey and several other great nieces and nephews.

A private burial will be held at the Woodland Cemetery with a memorial services Thursday 3:00 pm, December 31, 2020, at the First Christian Church. Chapman-Black Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Friends and family may visit an online guest book and memorial page for Lance at

A Turtle’s History

He joined Aug, 28, 2011, 32nd Season, (Bass). He sang in three concerts (out of four) his first year and was a member of the Chamber Chorus that same year. His first concert was the Partners in Harmony performance of “Messiah” in Oct. 2011. The next season, he sang in only one concert. Unfortunately, all members’ names were printed in all the program that year, so a search of the programs gives you errors However, since I was also maintaining some rehearsal records and ALL the remaining performance records, I can tell you that his only concert performance that year was in “Ragtime.”

He then returned for the 38th season, when his final performance was in “Snowflakes” Dec. 7-10, 2017 at Moody.

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