The Norman Transcript

June 26, 2013

F. L. ‘Okie’ Bonsall

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — F. L. “Okie” Bonsall, 80, of Norman, passed away June 23, 2013. Okie was born Jan. 27, 1933, in West Chester, Penn., to Caleb and Myrtle Ruth (McVeigh) Bonsall.

“Okie” proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and worked at Tinker Air Force Base for 35 years before his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Michael Bonsall; three sisters and seven brothers.

“Okie” is survived by his wife of 34 years, Charlotte Bonsall; sons Steve Bonsall and wife Cheryl of Oklahoma City, Brad Bonsall and wife Krystal of Oklahoma City, Rick Edington and wife Gail of Norman and Gary Edington of Norman; daughters Debbie Wood and husband Butch of Tuttle and Anita Griffin and husband Morris Jr. of Cypress, Texas; brothers Cassie Bonsall, Larry Bonsall and wife Chrissy, all of Westchester, Penn.; 13 grandchildren; as well as many great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, a host of family and friends and two new additions on the way.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today with family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Services to celebrate his life will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Havenbrook Chapel with interment to follow at IOOF Cemetery in Norman.

Arrangements for “Okie” and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.

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Norman Transcript, Wednesday, June 26, 2013