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George L. Oller, 76, of Billings, Oklahoma passed away from this life to his eternal life on Sunday morning, March 23rd at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid, OK. George was born to George H. and Loretta Willis Oller on June 3rd, 1937 in Billings, Oklahoma. He attended school in Marland and Billings, graduating from Billings High School in 1956. Following high school, he enlisted in the Navy and served his country from 1956 until 1960. George married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Goodhart on July 19, 1958. At the completion of his military service, George and his family returned to Billings where he worked for Carter and Son Service Center and Hayton Sons Grain Elevator. After several years at these jobs, George switched careers and went to work with Bennie Tarrant as a Mason. George excelled at masonry and Bennie and he laid many a brick in Billings and the surrounding area. George was always proud to point out the houses he had helped brick when driving through the towns he had worked in. George and Pat purchased a farm north of Billings in 1978 and he spent the remainder of his life farming there. George was highly involved in the Billings community, serving as a City Council member for many years and even had a short stint as Mayor of Billings. He was also a retired member of the Billings Volunteer Fire Department. In 2013, George received a special citation from the National Weather Service for reporting the weather in Billings to them every day for the past 40 years. One of Georges favorite pastimes was to visit the Billings Agriculture classes just to keep up with the projects they were working on and George was so proud to receive the Billings FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer Award and the Billings FFA Community Appreciation Award from the FFA members. Another of Georges favorite places to visit was Rushs Convenience Store. Many Billings Community members and friends teased him about him having his own booth there. He and the Rushs Group would meet every morning to discuss and solve the community and world problems over coffee. Everyone always knew when George was around by seeing his little green pickup and listening for his high pitched whistling which could be heard all over town or wherever he went. It was even reported by one community member that his whistling could be heard over a running lawnmower. Papa George as he was lovingly known by his grandchildren, was always involved in their activities. Whether it was going to a school or church program, FFA event, gymnastics meet, high school or college football game, powerlifting meet, or golf tournament, wherever it may be, he wanted to support his grandkids even when his health was not the best. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren George never knew a stranger and made friends wherever he went. When time permitted, Georges favorite hobbies were gardening, lawn mowing and going to cattle sales at Perry. George loved the Lord He was saved at a young age at the First Baptist Church in Billings and was highly active in his church, serving on many committees, teaching a Sunday School Class and as a Deacon. George is survived by his wife Pat of the home, one son Clint Oller and wife Candy of Billings, three daughters, Kelly Richardson and husband Terry of Pratt, Ks, Toni Evans and husband Bart of Wichita, KS and Paige Oller of Houston, TX. He leaves behind eight grandchildren, Jay Sprinkle, Trish Staab and husband Craig, Tyler Richardson and wife Lindsay, Colt and Cade Oller, Kacie and Laine Evans, and Braden Oller and 7 great grandchildren, Jolee, Kamryn, Kenadee, Karsyn, Holden, Brylee and Teagan. He is also survived by his father, George H. Oller and wife Mary, Enid, OK, his brother Marion Oller and wife Mary Lou of Enid, OK and sister, Joan Houska of Perry, OK. He was preceded in death by his mother, Loretta Willis. A closed casket funeral services will be held at 2pm Wednesday, March 26th at the First Baptist Church in Billings, Oklahoma. Burial will immediately follow at Riverview Cemetery north of Billings. Viewing opportunities will be from 8am8pm Tuesday and 811am Wednesday. The family will be receiving friends from 68pm Tuesday evening at Dugger Funeral Home in Billings. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Billings First Baptist Church in care of Dugger Funeral Home 1010 N. 7th, Perry, OK 73077. Arrangements are under the care of Dugger Funeral Home in Billings.
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