Nov. 8, 1939 Elk City Beckham County Oklahoma, USA
Oct. 29, 2013 Oklahoma, USA
Bobbie O'Dell Bills, age 73, of Tuttle, answered the call of the Lord to ride on the mountain tops in Heaven, Tuesday, October 29, 2013. He was born November 8, 1939 in Elk City, Oklahoma. He was the only child of Orville Clifford Bills and Esther Lee (McCubbin) Bills. Bob spent his early years on the family farm in Carter, OK. He later moved to Yukon, Oklahoma where he graduated from high school with the class of 1957. After high school Bob attended Oklahoma State University Veterinary School, but left school early to ride on the rodeo circuit. Bob rode rough-stock and then worked as a rodeo clown for nearly 15 years. Bob joined the U.S. Army National Guard and proudly served his country for several years. Bob married Pat Bennett and together they raised two children, Monte and Shane. Years later he married Gayle Padgett and to this union Routy and Jamie were born. Bob enjoyed being in the outdoors and working with his hands. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Assoc. and he loved hunting and fishing. For a number of years he was a professional hunting guide and outfitter in Colorado. However for most of his life he worked as a heavy equipment operator building roads. As a young boy he had a love for horses and enjoyed working with leather and all kinds of horse tack. This was a lifelong hobby that eventually led to owning his own business, Mountain B. Saddlery. Bob was a Christian man and was a member of the Canadian County Cowboy Church in Yukon. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and as a dear friend to all that knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, O.C. and Esther Lee McCubbin Bills, and by his first cousin with whom he grew up, Melba Sue McCubbin Street.
He is survived by: Three sons: Monte Bills and wife Jeannie of Norman, Shane Bills of Oklahoma City, Routy Bills and wife Alice of Tuttle; one daughter, Jamie Cummings and husband B.J. of Purcell; ten grandchildren, three great grandchildren; fiance' Jerri Rust of Tuttle; and a host of other loving family members and friends.