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1974 Maroon SpotlightBill Busby
Bill Busby

William Wakefield Busby III

August 31, 1956 – March 18, 2003

William “Bill” Wakefield Busby III, 46, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma was the son of William Wakefield Busby Jr. and Helen Medus. He was born on August 31, 1956 in Perry, Oklahoma and died March 18, 2003 at his residence.

Bill was a 1974 graduate of Perry High School. He was a three time State Champion in wrestling and an All State Wrestler. He wrestled at the University of Auburn and the University of Oklahoma. He was a 1979 graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he received his law degree. He was a partner in the Law Firm of Garrison, Brown, Carlson and Buchanan in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He enjoyed playing golf and was an avid supporter of Perry Maroons wrestling.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2003 at the St. Marks Episcopal Church in Perry, Oklahoma. Rev. Bill Powell will officiate. Interment will be at Grace Hill Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Perry Takedown Club or the American Diabetes Association. Contributions may be made in care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.

Bill is survived by one daughter, Breka Busby of Tulsa, Oklahoma; his mother, Helen Ives of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two brothers, Brian Busby and his wife Diane, of Perry, Oklahoma and Baron Busby and his wife Angie, of Tulsa, Oklahoma and one sister, Brooks Wilkinson of
Clearwater, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Wakefield Busby Jr.