Victor Joseph Pedrola Jr, of Idabel left this world October 12, 2011 at McCurtain Memorial Hospital while sleeping peacefully. On September 27,1933, Victor was born in Cleveland, OH, to parents Victor Joseph Pedrola Sr. and Elena (Marcecali) Pedrola.He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Glenda Gale Cox. Victors professional life evolved almost entirely around the sport of golf. It began in 1947 as a caddy at Oakwood Country Club in Cleveland, OH, through his high school years. In 1953 Victor and his family moved to southern California to attend Whittier College. While in college he became the assistant professional at Southern Hills Country Club in Covina. In 1955 he was drafted into the United States Navy, in the same year he was elected into the Professional Golfers Association of America. During his career in the United States Navy he continued instruction of golf and expanding military golfing opportunities in San Diego and Hawaii. In 1957 after leaving the Navy, Victor became the assistant professional of the Red Hill Country Club in Upland CA. In 1960 he became the Head Professional of the Whispering Lakes Golf Club in Ontario, CA. Victor was the host professional of the 1961-1962 Ontario open of the P.G.A. tournament schedule. In 1966 he became the owner operator and tournament coordinator for the Massacre Canyon Inn Golf Resort at Gilman Hot Springs, CA. In 1966 Victor competed in P.G.A. Tour events as a professional, tournaments included the Bing Crosby at Pebble Beach, the Bob Hope Desert Classic at Palm Springs and the Hawaiian Open. Victor was widely published in golfing magazines. 1968-1969 Victor was president of the Southern California Chapter of the P.G.A., and 1969-1970 member board of directors of the Southern California P.G.A.In 1974 Victor left the golf business to work in Alaska on the Trans Alaskan pipeline. He was a member of the Alaskan Teamsters local. Victor married his wife Virginia on December 22, 1974 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1975 Victor founded the Artic Ocean Golf and Country Club, a sponsored charity by the Prudhoe Bay Shriners. At one point, boasting over 2000 members worldwide. After leaving the Alaskan Teamsters he moved to Southeastern Oklahoma, living in Mt. Herman and the Hochatown area. In 1987, Victor joined the Tourism and Recreation Department, first at Arrow Head Golf Course and finally transferring back home to run the Cedar Creek Golf Course, where he worked for 13 years upon his retirement on August 24, 2000. He remained active in golf after his retirement moving to Idabel Country Club where he played golf regularly on area golf courses. He remained active in high school golf programs as a teaching professional. It is nearly immeasurable the amount of time and energy Victor devoted to the promoting the game of golf and its values among children and players in the southeastern Oklahoma area and across the United States. Victor never said no to the time and energy it required to assist his community both with high school programs, civic organizations and special needs children or any other entity that could benefit from the values instilled by the sport of golf. Victor was a very active member of the Broken Bow Lions Club, a former member of the Battiest School Board and a member of the Advising Board of Kiamichi Medical Center in Battiest, OK, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Victor leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 37 years Virginia M. Pedrola of Idabel ; two sons, William D. Cox and Don W. Cox of Mt. Herman, OK; one daughter, Kathy Griffis, DeKalb, TX; one brother, Tom Pedrola, of Branson, MO; grandchildren, Billy Ray Carrell, Jere Gale Carrell, Dylan Price, Carrie M. Luttrell, Christina Cox-Driesel, Thomas David Griffis, and Kathryn Griffis; great-grandchildren, April Gale Hughes, Joseph Gage Carrell, Emma Price, Evan W. Price, and Allison DrieselCemetery:Interment will follow in the Hochatown Cemetery.Visitation:Family visitation will be held on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 6-8 pm at Brumley Funeral Home.Service:Funeral Services will be held, Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Broken Bow, OK. \nTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Victor J. Pedrola, please visit our floral store.