August 16, 1932 - February 4, 2022
Billy Leon Sweet, 89, of Talala entered into heaven Friday February 4, 2022, surrounded by the love and care of his family. Bill was born August 16, 1932 in Talala Oklahoma to Orlando and Ethel Mae (Wofford) Sweet. He grew up and spent the majority of his life in Talala. Bill attended and graduated from Talala Public School in 1950. He was married to Lena Mae (Patty) Doshier May 6, 1952 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. As a young man Bill was known for his horsemanship and breaking many horses both as a hobby and a job, he later operated a dump truck and then worked the majority of his career in the aerospace industry at McDonnell-Douglas, Kaiser Magnesium, Rockwell International and Boeing in Tulsa. Bill always enjoyed livestock, having horses and raising cattle, at one time even raising goats and pigs. Bill is survived by two children Dale Sweet and wife Kerry of Talala and Randy Sweet and wife Jayne of Madison, PA, eight grandchildren; CareyMichelle Sweet, Hailey Sweet, Billy Sweet and wife Misty, Shelly Thompson-Wood, Stacie Thompson-Moore, Cody Sweet, Hannah Sweet, and Lukke Sweet. Bill is also survived by several great-grandchildren, brother Glenn Sweet, sister Joann Compston and a host of other family and friends. Preceded in death by wife Patty, daughter Vickie Diann Sweet-Thompson, parents Orlando and Ethel, and brothers Jimmy Sweet and Bob Sweet. Visitation for family and friends will be between 4pm - 8pm on Wednesday February 9, 2022 at Mowery Funeral Home in Owasso, Oklahoma. Celebration of Life services will be held at Talala First Baptist Church at 11:00 am on Thursday February 10th officiated by Rev. Steve Lewis. Serving as casket bearers are Billy Sweet, Larry Compston, Leonard Sweet, Barry Sweet, Brent Salt, and Ray Hancock. Honorary casket bearers are Glenn Sweet, Donny Wofford, Dewayne Sweet, Walter “Bunk” Hall, Harvey Lewis, Melvin Hart, Butch Dikeman, and Rusty Cox. Committal service and interment will follow at Talala Fairview Cemetery. Donations may be made in Bill’s honor to Kindful Hospice or the Talala Fairview Cemetery Association.
Billy Leon Sweet, 89, of Talala entered into heaven Friday February 4, 2022, surrounded by the love and care of his family. Bill was born August 16, 1932 in Talala Oklahoma to Orlando and Ethel Mae (Wofford) Sweet. He grew up and spent the... View Obituary & Service Information
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