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Acie Leroy O'Kelley
March 19, 1939 - February 25, 2008

     Graveside services for Wilburton resident, Acie Leroy O’Kelley, 68, are to be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 28, 2008 at Lamar Cemetery in Hughes County under the  direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville. Mr. O’Kelley passed away Monday, February 25, 2008 in Wilburton.
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in honor of Acie O’Kelley to the American Cancer Society, 1-800-ACS-2345, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123- 1718 or the Southside Baptist Church, PO Box 765,Wilburton, OK 74578.
   Acie Leroy O’Kelley was born March 19, 1939 in Lamar, Oklahoma to Acie Burl and Trentie (Collier) O’Kelley. He attended Lamar and Moss Schools where he was an avid ballplayer.
   On November 17, 1962 Acie married Marcia Rose Thompson at Selfridge Air Force Base in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. After 22 years of service, TSGT Acie O’Kelley retired from the military and continued to work in aircraft fuels at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas for sixteen years. In 1994, the O’Kelley’s returned “home” to Oklahoma and Acie began a career as a truck driver for Joe Brown Company and Triad Transport.
   He was an active member of the community serving as Chaplain of American Legion Post #145, USWV Colony, Wilburton and was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Acie continued to enjoy playing ball and spent many hours following his coonhounds.
   Acie leaves his wife, Marcia, of the home; sons: Acie, Jr. and Marilyn O’Kelley of Denton, Texas; Thomas and Lisa O’Kelley of Groesbeck, Texas; daughters: Karen Horton of Wichita Falls, Texas and Carolyn “Ruth” O’Kelley of Wilburton, Oklahoma.               
   Also surviving are nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren, one brother: Charles and Peggy O’Kelley of Holdenville, Oklahoma; sisters-in-law: Nancy O’Kelley, Kathryn and Anthony Perrone; brothers-in-law: Gordon Stanley and Lloyd Morrow and several nieces and nephews.
   Acie was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Earnest O’Kelley; sisters: Barbara Crelia, Lois Stanley and Kathleen Morrow.