Billy Joe Epley

Billy Joe Epley, lifelong resident of southern Oklahoma, died July 1, 2021, at the age of 89.
Epley or “Epp” as he was commonly known, was born Dec. 12, 1931, to Lilly and Jack Epley, on the Brown farm, in the Tussy area spending much of his time on the banks of Wildhorse Creek. His love of nature continued throughout his life.
After retiring from the oilfield industry, Epley blended two of his passions–learning and firearms. He graduated from Murray State College with a Gunsmithing Degree.
He and the love of his life Jottie (Jones) graduates of Alma High School, married on Dec. 24, 1950.  Shortly after their marriage, Epley, a soldier in the U.S. Army, deployed on active duty to Korea where he served from 1951 to 1952. He and Jottie raised three children and enjoyed a marriage of 59 years.
Viewing was held at Hale’s Funeral Home in Davis on July 6 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. A graveside memorial service will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur at 10 a.m. on July 7, 2021, with Dr. Charles Dickerson officiating.
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Services are entrusted to Hale’s Funeral Home, Davis.

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