January 25, 1921 - July 6, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Walter V. Guy, 93, of Oklahoma City, went to be with Jesus on July 6, 2014. He was born on 25 January 1921 in Healdton, OK. Walter's life was a storied one being born into the Oklahoma Oil Boom and living in and around Healdton, Zaneis, Ringling, Burkburnette, and Waurika. His early days were forged during The Great Depression and The Dust Bowl, at times living in tents with dirt floors to not needing lamps at night for weeks because the Wild Mary Sudik was burning, Walter left home at age 16 with the clothes on his back and a banjo. He met and fell in love with Doris, the love of his life, while stationed in England during WWII. Walter enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in C Company, 509th Military Police Battalion, 1st Armored Division, during D-Day and across Europe to the Pottsdam Conference where he served as a member of the "Big Six". Doris travelled to the U.S. and they were married after the war in 1946. Walter was an accomplished mechanic and truck driver before and after his time in the Army and retired from Milcon Incorporated in Oklahoma City after 30 years as the Maintenance Supervisor. Walter enjoyed life golfing, fishing, boating, camping, gardening, spending time at his cabin at Lake Texoma, and renovating his home. Walter was preceded in death by his parents, wife Doris, and sister Erma. He is survived in death by his son, Rick and wife, Connie, of Edmond, OK and son, Stephen of Oklahoma City, and nieces and nephews in Oklahoma and Texas. He leaves behind 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Services to celebrate his life will be 10:30 AM Wed., July 9, 2014, at Life Church, 4600 E. 2nd St., Edmond with burial following at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may leave condolences for the family at www.vondelsmithmortuary.com www.vondelsmithmortuary.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on July 9, 2014