Burl Bone

Burl Bone

A visitation for Burl Bone will be held at the Craddock Funeral Home on Friday Feb. 12, 2021 from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. A private family service will be held due to Covid 19.

Burl Bone was born July 17, 1926 to Jim Berry and Bessie Barham Bone in Love County, Oklahoma. He passed away Monday, February 8, 2020 at his home in Ardmore.

Burl grew up in Love County, Oklahoma, graduating from Courtney School in 1945.

Burl Married the love of his life Lamona Shipman, April 26, 1947, celebrating their 73rd wedding anniversary last year. They made their home in Abner, Oklahoma.

Burl was known as an energetic and hard worker. He worked for Dewey Wood for a number of years prior to starting his own business in 1955. He owned and operated his own propane business and raised Angus cattle with his buddy, Grady Brewster. He drilled irrigation wells to water his peanuts and grow grass and hay for his cattle. It was not unusual for Burl to work at least 18 hours a day, especially in the early years of his business. A sharp mind and savvy business sense led him to his proudest investment with Pre-Paid legal Services with his friend D.E. Romines. He always wanted his family and friends to succeed financially and shared many, many investment opportunities.

Even though Burl was an only child, he was raised with his numerous cousins nearby, loving them as siblings. He had a big heart, huge personality, and loved his family and friends so dearly.

In 1986, Burl and Lamona moved from Abner to Ardmore. He later sold their propane business and retired, although he did not slow down. He loved visiting family and friends, adored his granddaughters, and loved teasing everyone, especially Lamona.

He was quite the story teller and his quick wit rarely allowed a joke or prank to be pulled on him. His boisterous laughter, larger-than-life personality, constant teasing, and endless stories are sorely missed.

Burl was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Marsha, and granddaughter, Cassie Bone.

He is survived by his wife, Lamona, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Tracey Bone; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Jeff Noland; six granddaughters, Kristyn Noland, Kacey and husband David Irlando, Hayley Bone, Alexandra Bone, Ashlyn Bone, and Cariann Bone; two great-grandsons, Rhett and Cooper Norrell; and twin great-granddaughters, Ava and Mia Irlando.

The family is so appreciative of the loving medical care he received from Sharon Hall of Family Health Center, and the outstanding care from Dr. Caero Romero and Southern Oklahoma Kidney Center.

We cannot express our gratitude enough for the loving care provided by Kathy Clary, June Farve, Roy Stidham and Kelli McMillen.

We also thank Cross Timbers Hospice and Dr. Hamill for their help in his final days.

In lieu of flowers, Burl would have asked that you consider donation to Cross Timbers Hospice, a children's charity, or other charity of your choice.

Online condolences can be made at craddockfuneralhome.com

Posted online on February 11, 2021