OWASSO —Floyd Arnold Housley was born Aug. 27, 1936, in Ozan, Ark., to Floyd M. Housley and Dixie (Hill) Housley. He passed from this life Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Tulsa, at the age of 81 years.
Arnold was raised in Ozan and moved to Ardmore, where he graduated with the Ardmore High School Class of 1955. After high school Arnold attended classes at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant. He was married July 31, 1967, in Ardmore to Linda Lou (Tate) Housley.
He spent most of his working life as an Insurance Inspector for Equifax. Arnold was a Veteran having served his country honorably in the National Guard. He was a faithful member of Maranatha Baptist Temple in Collinsville, Okla.
Arnold had great passion for old cars and has owned several different ones. He loved entering them in competitions and shows. He had a variety of pastimes such as playing cards, working in the yard, detailing and polishing his cars and collecting clocks. He loved his three dogs, but most of all he loved his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Those he leaves behind who hold many cherished memories include: his wife Linda Housley, of Owasso; two children, Julie Willingham and husband Johnny, of Belton, Mo.; Jeff Housley and wife Shelly, of Owasso; three grandsons, Jordan Willingham, of Belton Mo., Justin Willingham and Kenzie Egelston, of Belton, Mo., Connor Housley, of Owasso; five great-grandchildren; Bently Willingham, of Belton, Mo., Brooklynn Willingham, of Belton, Mo., Jakob Willingham, of Belton, Mo., Jaymee Willingham, of Belton, Mo., Tucker Egelston, of Belton, Mo.; sister, Thelma Thomason, of Ardmore; sister in law, Anna Housley, of Yukon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Dixie; two brothers, Choc and Bob; and one sister, Muriel.
Funeral services were Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel with Brother Andy Plunk officiating.
Interment and graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., today, April 17, 2018, with Brother Harold Willingham officiating at Provence Cemetery in Ardmore.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Arnold’s memory to Maranatha Baptist Temple, 12602 N. Memorial Dr., Collinsville, OK 74021.