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Albert William Golden Jr.

November 22, 1940 — February 23, 2022

Albert William "Bill" Golden Jr peacefully passed away February 23, 2022, after battling the autoimmune disease Myasthenia Gravis. He was 81. He was the only child of Albert William "Bill" and Genevieve (McMurray) Golden. Known as Billy to most of his family and friends, he was born in Lovington, NM and graduated high school there. He was a boxer in his young years. He worked at a plant in Maljamar, NM, that was originally designed by his father and was known to the locals as the roustabout that drove his thunderbird as fast as he could go. He met and married his soul mate from Lovington, Valle Jean Robinson on November 26, 1961 over the objections of her brothers, and began his career as a barber. With a new baby in tow, the family followed the elder Goldens' to Oklahoma to work in the oil industry as a driller. In Oklahoma he was known as Bill and worked a variety of occupations during his career. He worked as the Manager of Montgomery Ward in Henryetta; managed a glass plant in Okmulgee; managed an asphalt plant in Dewar; worked as an oil field pumper and was a farmer and rancher on a shared farm with his father and later with his son. He also worked in the construction industry, 'mudding and taping' sheetrock and was proficient walking on stilts for this occupation.

Bill was a Jesus loving Christian man who taught Sunday school, served in his church and who loved studying the Bible. He loved to laugh, and was known for playing fun jokes on people. He enjoyed tennis and bowling. His family remembers his unselfishness, and his laugh and his beautiful eyes. He loved people and remembered them...where they were from, what they did for a living, what their spouse did. He was always trying to make a connection with people. He was looked up to in the community. Nothing made him happier than to help everyone with whatever. It was just a part of who he accommodator. He was a fantastic dancer and he and Valle danced all the time. He loved his western movies and trail rides and he served as President of the Round up club. He was completely supportive and involved in whatever his family was doing. His hobbies were his family and whatever they were doing.

Bill was preceded in death by both parents. He lost his wife, Valle Jean, of 43 years in 2004 to brain cancer. He missed her every day. He is survived by his son A.W. "Bill" Golden III and wife Debby of Morris, OK; a daughter Lesa Renee Hanson and husband Randy of Owasso, OK. He was a dedicated father and grandfather to 5 grandchildren- Michael Harrison and wife Megan, Cody Harrison, Alyssa Smith and husband Skyler, Katelyn Golden and Kendall Golden; 5 great grandchildren- Mason, Madelyn, Miles Harrison and Kylie and Jonas Smith.

A Public Viewing/Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sunday, February 27, 2022 at Schaudt's Okmulgee Funeral Service Chapel. A Graveside Service will be held 11:00 AM February 28, 2022 at Morris Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Okmulgee Funeral Service & Cremation Care, 220 S. Alabama, Okmulgee, OK 74447. Family and friends may leave kind words of comfort, special memories and condolences to the family online at

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Service Schedule

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Public Viewing/Visitation

Sunday, February 27, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Schaudt's Okmulgee FuneralService Chapel

220 South Alabama Avenue, Okmulgee, OK 74447

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Graveside Service

Monday, February 28, 2022

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Morris Cemetery

, Morris, OK

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