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Lewis William Rackley "Bill Wolf"

August 13, 1948 — May 24, 2024


"ALWAYS ENDEAVOR TO PERSEVERE"

Lewis William Rackley, affectionately known as "Bill Wolf" passed away on May 24, 2024, in Tulsa, OK, at the age of 75. Born on August 13, 1948, in Chandler, OK, Bill lived a full and remarkable life, leaving a legacy of love, service, and adventure.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Sherrie Gibson Rackley, and his cherished children and step-children: Dana and Scott Carver of Edmond, OK. Dana and Scott's family includes Kaetlyn and her husband Jared Dickson, along with their children, Paislee, Hudson, and Roman, also of Edmond, OK; Mason Carver of Edmond, OK; Zachary Carver and his wife Kaitlyn, and their baby, Adelynne, of Edmond, OK; and Dylan Carver and his wife Sydnee Carver of Tulsa, OK; Christopher Rackley of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Colby Seabold and his wife Holly Seabold, their children Kevin and McKenzy; Tonya and Carly Johnson, Stevie Lasswell and her husband Terry Lasswell their children, Riley, Jackson, ZZ, and Korbin; great grandchildren: Noah, Mason and Conner one sister, Reatha and her husband Roger Behne of Liberal, KS, nephews, Butch Rodgers, Alec Gardner, Tommy Rackley, Loren Cunningham, Jack Cunningham, Lee Cunningham; nieces, April Gardner and Melissa Rackley. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Amber Day and Louie Rackley; sisters, Clara Paulkovich and Carolyn Bizer; brothers, Tommy Rackley, David Rackley and Aaron Gardner.


Bill's life was a tapestry of diverse and rich experiences. He served honorably in the Oklahoma National Guard from 1966 to 1972, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant E6 and graduating from the 4th US Army's NCO Academy. He earned an honorable discharge after his dedicated service. Determined and driven, Bill attended night school for 12 years while working for ONG, ultimately earning a BSBA with honors from Tulsa University in 1980. His professional career culminated in a successful tenure at ONEOK, where he served for 28 years and retired as Vice President of Accounting for Energy Companies. Additionally, he chaired the board of their credit union for several years, demonstrating his leadership and commitment to his community.

Bill's life took a unique turn when he became a member of an outlaw motorcycle club, an aspect of his story that added depth and intrigue to his character. While this chapter of his life was significant, Bill expressed his desire to be remembered for his broader contributions and accomplishments. He loved to fish, metal detecting, whittling on a piece of wood, country two-step dancing, going to the casino and most of all riding in the wind on his H-D motorcycle. He loved to be side by side his brothers and along the way, see Bill do the "Penny Dance".

In his own words, Bill reflected on his journey: "Well, it's nothing I'd put on a resume. My real-world accomplishments that I think are noteworthy, I guess, are I was in the OK National Guard for 6 years from 1966 to 1972. I graduated from the 4th US Army's NCO Academy. I have an honorable discharge and achieved the rank of Staff Sgt E6. While working for ONG, I attended night school for 12 years and graduated with a BSBA from Tulsa University with honors in 1980. I retired from ONEOK after 28 years. My last position with them was Vice President of Accounting Energy Companies of ONEOK. I was chairman of the board for our credit union for several years. I know some of that is contradictory to becoming a member of an outlaw motorcycle club, but that's the way my life has unfolded. We can talk about why I changed so radically sometime so you can understand. I don't want to be remembered just for being in the biggest and best 1% MC. I'm telling you this so your family has more to say about me than that I was a Bandido."

Bill will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. His legacy of service, perseverance, and the unique path he forged will be remembered and cherished.


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