Billy Carl MaComb
born Feb. 8, 1935, to Jesse James and Lula Belle (Stafford) MaComb in Porter, Oklahoma. He left his earthly home for his mansion in the sky on Sept. 3, 2019, at the age of 84 years, sixmonths and three days. He was the sixth child of seven children and the last member of his immediate family.
In 1942, his family moved to Bristow. He completed school through the eighth grade, having to quit to help support the family. In November of 1957, Bill was called into the United States Army where he was sent to Colorado to complete basic training. Following basic training he was stationed in Fort Knox, Kentucky. In the early part of 1957 Bill met Frances Aline Irwin and began dating. After dating for about a year, Bill asked Frances to marry him. She took the bus to Radcliff, Kentucky and on June 7, 1958 they became husband and wife and recently celebrated sixty years together. Two children were born from this union, Gary and Ronda.
Early in his career, Bill worked as a mechanic at Bolin Ford; and later advanced his skills to become a diesel mechanic, working in Tulsa for over 33 years. He worked and carpooled with several Bristow people, Charles Dawson, David Skaggs, Robert Dawson and the late Chuck Blackburn. He really enjoyed and thought a lot of these men. He retired in February of 1997.
Bill enjoyed working in the garden, working on his home in the evenings after work as well as camping and fishing on Lake Eufaula as a getaway. He also loved going to the mountains in Colorado with family and friends. Most of all he enjoyed reading his Bible and attending the Lord’s house. He had the honor of being a deacon of Bristow Free Holiness Church for over forty years. He definitely lived as an example and loved his church and church family.
Bill is survived by his wife, Frances Aline MaComb, of the Bristow home; daughter, Ronda Thompson and husband, Rocky, of Yale; grandchildren, Kasha McCollum, of Moore, Kyle McCollum, of Bristow; step grandson, Alan Jones and wife Betty, of Alabama; step granddaughter, Tessa Hill and husband Bobby, of Bristow as well as several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Gary Ma-Comb; two brothers, Donald and Larry MaComb; four sisters, Blanche MaComb, Lillian Anderson, Lela Goodwin and Louise Komah.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at the Bristow Holiness Church with Pastor Douglas Meadow and Reverend Joseph Snow officiating. Interment will follow at the Magnolia Memorial Gardens.