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William D. “Bill” Joslin

December 26, 2013

William D. “Bill” Joslin, Jr. was born December 12, 1928, in Snow, to William D. “Buck” and Annie (Todd) Joslin. He passed from this life August 7, 2013, in Paris, TX, at the age of 84. Bill had lived in the Finley area all of his life. He married LaVon Stone on February 9, 1952, in DeQueen, AR, and they had enjoyed 61 years of marriage. Bill served as Pushmataha County Commissioner from 1982-1990 as well as the Finley Cemetery Board and the hospital board. He was involved in many organizations such as the American Farmers & Ranchers for the past 30 years, Pushmataha County Cattlemen’s Association, Soil Conservation, and KEDDO. Bill also did construction and was a rancher for most of his life. He enjoyed spending time with his family & friends. Bill was preceded in death by his parents: Buck & Annie Joslin; brothers: Oscar Joslin, Dan Joslin, W.H. Joslin, Jess Joslin, Wallace Joslin; sisters: Minnie Lee Petty, Ruby Hill, Clara Carter, & Flora Hensley. He is survived by his wife: LaVon of the home; son: Todd Joslin & wife Frances of Snow; grandchildren: Jay Joslin and Aaron Joslin; brothers: Bud Joslin & wife Norma of Stigler, and Tommy Joslin of Norman; sisters: Virginia Franks & husband W.N. of Oklahoma City, and Lenda Brawley & husband James of Wayne; sister-in-law: Janie Joslin of Clayton; special nephew: Lee Joslin & wife Ima Sue of Snow, Oklahoma; numerous other nieces and nephews; as well as many other relatives and friends. Funeral Services were held at 10:00 AM, Friday, August 9, 2013, at Finley Church of Christ with Brent Franks & Michael Ward officiating. Music was “When I Get Where I’m Going”, “Precious Memories” Led by Don Helm, & “Go Rest High On That Mountain”. Pallbearers included A.L. Jackson, Jr., Kevin Ward, Joe Young, Terry Dean Miller, Andy Heath, & John Savage with Honorary Pallbearers as Herbert Taylor, Jerald Smith, Charlie Garrison, Jackie Garrison, David Heath, & Jeff Robbins. Interment followed at Finley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Finley Cemetery Association. Family and friends may send online condolences at
Funeral Services were entrusted to:
Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Antlers

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