RINGLING — Services for Billy Thomas Wilson, 64, of Healdton, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at the Ringling Football Stadium with Bill Renfro officiating. Grey Shivers and Nick Ellis will be assisting.  Interment will follow at the Ringling Memorial Cemetery.
Billy was born November 24, 1951, to Ruel Pierce and Mary Jones Wilson at the Hardy Sanitarium in Ardmore, Okla.  He passed away early Saturday morning November 12, 2016, at his home in Healdton.
Billy attended school for two years as a young boy at Purnell. He and his family then moved to Ringling where he attended school until graduation. His heart got attached to Ringling and the people that lived there. After graduation he attended college at Cameron University and played football. He met the love of his life Daina Ann Henderson on an Easter morning at the Purnell Church of Christ by shaking her hand. They married August 5, 1972, at the same church they met in. They moved to Midwest City where Billy worked for Chromalloy, later moving to Ardmore and there having their first of five beautiful daughters. They were the light of his life. They later moved to Ringling where they made their home and had their other four daughters. He was employed at Michelin for 30 1/2 years retiring in 2004. They eventually moved to Healdton in 2000 and have resided there since. He took over Wilson Monuments in 2005. Billy enjoyed taking his girls to play days, and going to the pig shows. He has always been a loyal Ringling Blue Devil fan, even though his grandkids played at Healdton. He enjoyed watching his girls play softball and especially Jennie Finch Daigle. Billy won the award of buying the most Blue Devil Cheer suits. He enjoyed buying for and spoiling his grandchildren. He helped Witten with her chickens, went and watched Traegan and Taggart at their play days, never missed a game of Hadley and Tate’s. They were all his heart. He enjoyed watching Ringling Football games with Grey Shivers, Bill Renfro and Don Loveless. He was a faithful Ringling Football fan. His oldest grandson, Zain Gossvener had been helping him at the Monument Co. and he loved that he got to spend that time with him. He always told his granddaughter CeAnne  how proud he was of her for having his first great-granddaughter, Aceleigh. Billy was a hard worker, from working at Michelin to the monument co. to setting monuments and always helping someone when he had time to. He always had time to be with his five daughters when he would get home from work no matter how tired he might have been. They never knew, because he gave them his time and his heart. He cared and loved people deeply especially his family. He was a constant caregiver for his mother Mary Wilson. He was the strongest man with the biggest heart. He is going to be missed by everyone that knew him, and that was a lot.  He never went anywhere that he didn’t know someone, even Las Vegas. He was of the Church of Christ Faith.
Billy is preceded by his parents, Ruel and Mary Wilson
He is survived by his wife of the home, Daina Wilson; two brothers, Gary and wife, Donnita Wilson of Greenville, SC, Paul and wife, Lesley Wilson of Norman, Okla.; one sister, Marilyn and husband, Mario Pineda of Comanche, Okla.;  five daughters, Kari and husband, Brandon Gossvener of Healdton, Okla., Jenny and husband, Spud Duvall of Checotaha, Okla., Te and husband, Gary Joe Idleman of Wilson, Okla., Bree and husband, Clayton Wharton of Healdton, Okla., Layn Wilson of Healdton, Okla.; grandchildren Zain Gossvener, CeAnne and husband, Dylan Cathey, Hadley Idleman, Traegan and Taggart Duval, Tate Idleman, Witten Wharton, special granddaughter,  Alexis Moore; and special grandson, Luke Linville
Serving as pallbearers will be Grey Shivers,  Barry Benson, Rodney Wharton, Gordon Bonnell,  Chance Linville, Tracy Gandy, Brandon Martion.
Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Zain Gossvener, Traegan Duval, Taggart Duval, Tate Idleman, Brandon Gossvener, Dylan Cathey, Clayton Wharton, Gary Joe Idleman, Spud Duvall, Luke Linville, Lane Stewart.
 Visitation will begin 10 a.m. Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home in Healdton. Family will receive friends that evening from 5 – 8 p.m.
You may send your condolences online to www.robertsfuneralhomes.us.