Harley Curtiss Norman
Oklahoma City - Harley Curtiss Norman passed away on July 21, 2021 in a Oklahoma City, Oklahoma hospital at the age of 87 years, 4 months and 9 days. He was born March 12, 1934 at Ardmore, Oklahoma, the son of Harve C. Norman and Myrtle Groomer Norman. His father, the late Harve C. Norman passed away before Harley was born.
Harley grew up in Ardmore and at age of nine he gained at step father. Residing on Westheimer Neustadt ranch he attended Ardmore and Plainview schools. He left school to enlist in the U.S. Navy, serving 4 years during the Korean War. For 2 years he served aboard the USS Princeton, an aircraft carrier, in Korea.
He and the former Billye Jean Powers were married May 31, 1955 at Gainesville, Texas. They were the parents of two sons, Sterling Cody (Wahoo) and Harvey Joe Norman. Harley also was the father of a son, Basil Curtis Norman that preceded him in death.
Following his service in the U. S. Navy, Harley worked in the oil fields of west Texas and also drove a truck. Always interested in livestock, he became the foreman for Neustadt Ranch, retiring after 18 years service. He and Billye moved to Milo in 1986, where he continued in the ranching business. Harley had traded hundreds of horses over the years and one of the last things he said was, he wanted to make one more horse trade. Of Chickasaw Indian heritage, Harley attended the Milo Baptist Church.
Family members included his wife, Billy Jean Norman of the home in Milo; two sons, Sterling Cody (Wahoo) Norman and Kelly of Milo and Harvey Joe Norman of Wilson, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Juston Troy Norman, Dakota Lee Norman, Kelly Joe Norman, Erin Norman and Naomi Norman; great-grandchildren, Gunner Troy William Norman, Gus David Norman, Gradi Page Norman, Cody Gage Norman, Rylee Nicole Norman, Kolton Bates and Alexis and Perri. Preceded in death by his father, mother and Step-father, Myrtle & H.E. "Babe" Elles; son, Basil Curtis Norman; brother, Harvey C. Norman; step-brother, Freddie Elles; step-sister, Peggy Elles Heldenbrand.
Pallbearers will be: Larry Conway, Andy Monson, Jimmy Walker, Denny Meeks, Dakota Norman, John P. Smith. Honorary bearers will be: Wayne Baird, Ted Pierce, Alva Mims, David Blalock, Orville Day, James Brown, Bill Johnston, Scooner Donham, Steve Meeks, Lee Scott and Jackie Rabe.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2021in the Milo Baptist Church conducted by Reverend Mike Johnston with Cremation-With-Care to follow provided by the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will receive friends at the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home Monday evening from 6- p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Milo Baptist Church Building Fund.
Condolences may be made to the family online at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com
Services are entrusted to the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory.
Posted online on July 24, 2021