Nancy Carol Harrold
Nancy Carol (Alcorn) Harrold, 79, of Fort Gibson was born June 2, 1940 in Bristow, OK to Lonnie and Irene Elizabeth (Townsend) Alcorn and received her Heavenly catcher's mitt on Monday, February 24, 2020 in Fort Gibson, with her loving family by her side.
Nancy grew up in Bristow where she received her formal education. She started playing fast-pitch softball as a youngster with her eight sisters on a team coached by her dad. They traveled all over central and western Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle on the weekends in the late 1940's and 50's. In 1960, she married Wayne Harrold and they moved to this area. Having her first child only slowed her down for five weeks, because after all she was the catcher and her team needed her. Nancy continued to drive to Bristow for many years to play basketball and softball with some of her sisters and the teams they had played on for years. When her two kids, Tammy and Dale started school, she found a slow-pitch team in Muskogee to play with.
In 1967, Nancy began her teaching career at Muskogee High School. She was a physical education teacher and the girl's tennis coach. In the late 1970's, she started playing with Tammy and her friends, former players and students, because her old teammates had hung up their gloves. Nancy has been an inspiration to many of her former players, teammates, and students. She taught them to always give it your all and do your best. Her motto was, "winning is so much better than losing." Nancy was inducted into the Oklahoma ASA Hall of Fame. She was recognized as a master player, whose career spanned over 55 years.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne (Papa) Harrold; a daughter, Tammy Delmedico; granddaughter, Angela Jones; seven sisters, Nona Williams, Reba Lee Provence, Maxine Lane, Reta Huntsinger, Patricia Burton, Lonnie Hohensee and Dot Mizell; and two brothers, Allen Alcorn and Sonny Alcorn.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Dale Harrold and wife Dianne; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; sister, Betty Schivally and husband Gerald; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family request a memorial in Nancy's name to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Foundation at FCA, 3809 S Blvd, Edmond, OK 73013 or www.okfca.org/donatenow.
A service celebrating Nancy's life will be held at 10:00AM Monday, March 2, 2020, at Fellowship Bible Church with Pastor Billy Parker and Pastor Bob Dewoody officiating.
Committal prayers and interment will follow in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Jace Harris, Dane Delmedico, Tyler Pickett, Mark Hammons, Jerry Schivally and Darrell Alcorn serving as casket bearers.
The family of Nancy Carol Harold has entrusted her care, services and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555.
Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com
Published on February 26, 2020

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Lucky Tarkington
Feb 27, 2020
I had the opportunity to work with Nancy at Muskogee High School and I knew I had a friend for life. Nancy is one of the most competitive people that I have ever known. She had a lot of great influence over many students that she taught over the years. I love Nancy and she will be missed by lots of people. RIP my good friend
Paula Battenfield Harris
Feb 27, 2020
I wanted to let the family know that I have a group on Facebook called Hey, whatever happened to Muskogee classmates. I posted her obituary and her former students have left wonderful comments. Thought you might like to look it up and read some.
Carole Ward Brasfield
Feb 27, 2020
Thank you Mrs. Harold for I was one of your students. You always had a smile and always had encouragement .... you taught me what it means to be on a team and do my best in tennis. When leaving High School your tenacity and encouragement gave me strength to achieve my dreams through hard work, practice and a desire to be a winner. Thank you for touching my life.... You were an amazing teacher!!!!!