Billy Harold “Bill” Presley Sr., 82, longtime Maud resident, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Maud.

Billy Harold “Bill” Presley Sr., 82, longtime Maud resident, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Maud.

Bill was born July 24, 1936, in Letha, Oklahoma, south of Seminole, to May (M.P.) Presley and Lena Gracie Presley.

Bill worked for Unit Operations in Maud before moving to Walters, Oklahoma, to start his oilfield pumper career with Sun-Ray DX and after 30 years he retired with Sun Oil Co. After his retirement from the oilfield, he worked 18 years for District #3 of Pottawatomie County.

Bill enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed watching videos of their sports and other activities. Bill had a lifelong passion for baseball, from coaching little league baseball and starting leagues while living in Walters to being a huge fan of the Texas Rangers baseball team, and watching other teams on TV when the Rangers were not playing. He also loved watching the Dallas Cowboys football and the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball teams. Bill loved to fish, bird hunt, his bird dogs, horses, his musical instruments that he enjoyed playing, traveling, going to Branson, Missouri, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, watching western movies.

Bill was a longtime member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud and the Maud Rodeo Club; he served eight years on the Maud Public School Board and enjoyed all school activities.

He married Carol Jeanene ( Strickland ) Presley on Dec. 19, 1953, in Saint Louis, Oklahoma, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 6, 2000. He later married Norma Joan (Johnson) Roundtree Presley on April 22, 2017, in Maud, and she survives him of the home in Maud.

Bill is survived by his wife Norma Joan Presley of Maud, his children; Gary Presley and his wife Shelley of Healdton, Oklahoma, Billy Presley and his wife Pam of Maud, and Carla Long and her husband Tony of Dale, his sisters Barbara Fletcher of Maud, and Linda Schaflander and Louis of Seminole, his grandchildren Scott and Destiny Presley, Cara and TJ Baden, Chad and Paula Presley, Meredith and Dustin Turpin, and his great-grandchildren; Cade, Ivy, Cheyanne, Charlsie, Haley, Cadey, Blake, Alayna, Gage, Gavin, Gracyn and Gideon, one great-great-grandchild, Stella, his step sons; Mike Thornton and his wife Teresa and Rich Thornton and his wife Melissa, step daughter, Vicki O’Shell and her husband Ron, eight step grandchildren and 15 step great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Jeanene, a sister Norma Presley and grandson Mason Garrett Presley.

Graveside services are planned for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Rev. Butch Bradley officiating.

Casket bearers will be Chad Presley, Scott Presley, Dustin Turpin, Cade Turpin, Blake Presley, TJ Baden, Tanner Silas, Cary Fletcher and Joel Fletcher.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Trinity Baptist Church, Maud, Falls Creek Fund.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.