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Obituary for Oley Bullard

Ponca City Now - February 19, 2018 10:07 am

Oley Jene Bullard

July 4, 1947 – February 17, 2018

Oley J. Bullard passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 in Wichita, Kansas. He was 70 years old. Oley was born on July 4, 1947 in Ponca City to Melvin and Patricia (Self) Bullard.

Oley graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Ponca City, OK in 1965 then joined the United States Air Force where he fought in the Vietnam War achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. After serving his country, he went on to graduate from Central State University in Edmond, OK with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He lived in Oklahoma City for a short time working for the Department of Public Safety. He then spent the rest of his career working for Conoco/ConocoPhillips as a Technician and Research Craftsman in Ponca City until his retirement in October of 2013.

Oley married his high school sweetheart, Linda Spielbusch on February 7, 1967 spending 51 wonderful and loving years of marriage together. Oley enjoyed playing golf and was an avid gardener, generously sharing his produce with others. He took great pleasure in playing pranks on unsuspecting friends and family.

Oley will be deeply missed by his wife, Linda Bullard of Ponca City; children, Kim Judge and husband Jim of Broken Arrow, Travis Bullard and wife Amanda of Orange Park, FL and Owen Bullard and wife Sarah, St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Derek, Sarah, Rachel, John, Corbin, Tyler, Brandt, Morgan, Cade, Cale, Zach, Camdyn and a new arrival in June; sisters, Terry Guier and husband Bob of The Woodlands, TX and Marta Dorman and husband Gary of Ponca City; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ponca City with military honors by the United States Air Force. A rosary service will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trout Funeral Home Chapel. Friends and family may come by the funeral home to pay their respects on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 20th and 21st, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be: Rod Roper, Grant Johndrow, Frank Cain, Joe Jackson, Bill Schutte, and Chris Holmes.

Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory in Ponca City.

Source: Trout Funeral Home