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Billy Bob Mikles

Joe Denoyer - February 10, 2017 8:11 am

Billy Bob Mikles, 87, of Adams, Oklahoma passed away February 8, 2017 at Baptist-St. Anthony Hospital in Amarillo, Texas.

Billy Bob was born March 29, 1929 in Magazine, Arkansas, the son of Guy Ulis and Ruby Lloyd Mikles. When he was six months old his family moved to a farm near Elk City, Oklahoma he helped his father, who was ill, to take care of the farming. He attended school at Merritt School and graduated in 1946. Billy Bob was saved and joined the Prairie View Baptist Church at the age of fifteen.

In 1947 he came to Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma and met his wife to be, Ruth Koehler. They married November 24, 1949 and lived in Liberal, Kansas where he worked for Beech Aircraft.

They then moved to Elk City, Oklahoma in March of 1952 and two sons were born there, Larry and Wayne.

In 1956, they moved back to Adams and took over the Koehler farm. Billy Bob oversaw the Adams Boy Scouts in 1957 which was an enjoyable time for him. He was scout master for eighteen years. He taught RA’s at Gibson’s until 1980.

Billy Bob served as a board member at the ASCS for 25 years. In 1960 his third son was born, Tony. In 1961 he served on the Adams School Board for nine years, the last three as president.

He joined the Tyrone Masonic Lodge in 1960 and held several active chairs while in the Lodge. In 1966 he served on the Advisory Board of Guymon PCA, a lending institution of which he was very active.  In 1975 he joined the Lions Club of Hooker which he enjoyed very much.

In 1988, Billy Bob and Ruth became active in Campers on Mission which they enjoyed doing together. They were also active with the Panhandle Disaster Group. He was active in the Adams Baptist Church until it closed then joined the Turpin Baptist church where he was a deacon.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ulis and Carmen.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Ruth of the home; his sons, Larry and wife, Leta of Turpin, Oklahoma, Wayne and wife, Debbie of Turpin, Oklahoma, Tony and wife, Cindy of Elk City, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren, Ashley Nicole, Blake, Brittany, Whitney, Chad and wife, Adilene, Eric and wife, Holly, Amy and Wacey; five great grandchildren, Tyrce, Falon, Maggi, Maddie, Jax.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Turpin Baptist Church in Turpin, Oklahoma with Pastors Dan Cox and Jimmy Reed officiating. Interment will be in the Union Center Cemetery near Adams, Oklahoma.

Memorials are suggested to the Panhandle Disaster Relief and may be left at Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Box 745, Hooker, Oklahoma 73945.

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