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Dr. Carl Frank “Bud” Willis

Jan. 26, 1945 – Oct. 29, 2022
Bud Willis died on Oct. 29, 2022, at the age of 77 years 8 months and 3 days. He was born to McLynn Eugene Willis and Estelle Allen Willis in Madill. He was grandson to Raleigh Brittan Willis and Manuel and Alpha Allen. Bud married Susie Minor and to this union a son, Allen Shawn Willis, was born. In 1967 he married Carole Heidenreich and to this union were born a daughter, Radona Chimene Willis, and a son, Ryan Shane Willis.
Willis is survived by daughter, Dr. Chimene Willis Fikkert of Ft. Worth, Texas; son, Ryan Shane Willis of Los Angeles, Calif.; Sandra Jean Dowling, sister, of Mobile, Ala.; Holmes McLynn Willis, brother, of Altus; Beverly Willis Nall (Robert Nall), sister, of Oklahoma City.
Willis began school in Altus in 1950 and attended school in Kingston, McAllister, Ft. Smith, Ark.; and Norman. He played basketball, baseball and football. Willis graduated from Altus High School in 1963. He then attended Auctioneers School becoming a licensed auctioneer.Willis was drafted into the Army in 1967 where he served as a combat medic in the air cavalry. He received an honorable discharge after injuries sustained in Vietnam for which he received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He completed his service in San Antonio training other soldiers as combat medics. He attended Oklahoma State University 1972-1977 obtaining his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. His career emphasis was as an Equine Practitioner. He practiced in Edmond; Gainesville, Texas; and Sulphur.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, at 10:00 am at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, Hwy. 7 and Shepherd Lane, in Sulphur. A graveside service will follow at Kingston Cemetery in Kingston.
Services are “entrusted to” HALE’S FUNERAL HOME, Sulphur.
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