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Billy Sacket

May 20, 1932 — May 30, 2015

Funeral service for Billy R. Sacket, Aline, will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the Aline Christian Church in Aline with Rev. Scott Hofen officiating. Viewing will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Billy Ray Sacket was born May 20, 1932, in Woods County to Claude and Eva (Wakefield) Sacket and passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Share Medical Center, Alva, Oklahoma. Billy, or Bill as most called him, grew up on farms west of Aline and graduated from Aline High School in 1952. He married Lois Pauline White of Cleo Springs on January 26, 1952, in Alva, Oklahoma. He worked in construction until he was drafted into the United States Army in October 1952 and was honorably discharged as a Corporal in November 1954. During that time, he served a Post-Korean War tour in Okinawa. After serving in the Army, he attended the Okmulgee Trade School for carpentry and during the next few years he worked a variety of construction jobs including jobs with Cessna in Wichita, Henson Construction Company of Enid, Hiebert Brothers Construction Company of Fairview, as well as self -employment. In the mid 60's, Bill became a gas plant operator at the Aline gas plant southeast of town. While there, he worked for several different companies as the plant changed hands over time. Some of the companies included Signal Oil and Gas, Aminoil, and Conoco-Phillips from whom he retired. After retirement, Bill worked a few years for his cousin, a local farmer and rancher.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Sacket, Aline; three sons, Billy Ray Sacket, Jr. and wife, Barbara, Aline, Gary Sacket and wife, Ruth, Aline, and Terry Sacket and wife, DeAnn, Lahoma; two daughters, Polly Young and husband, David, Aline, and Connie Shreck and husband, Ray, Blackwell; 13 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; one sister, Glenda Beecher, Camargo, Oklahoma and one brother, Glennis Sacket and wife, Shirley, Wichita, Kansas and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and one sister.

To help further the education of area students, memorial contributions may be made to the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Scholarship Fund, Alva, Oklahoma, with Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. 309 E. 4th, Helena, Oklahoma 73741 serving as custodian.
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