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MICHAEL LLANUSA

LlanusaMay 9, 1942 - Feb 12, 2013 MOORE Michael Angel Llanusa was born May 9, 1942, to Anthony Joseph Llanusa and Carmen Maria Rodriguez in Brooklyn, NY, where he remained until 1949. His family then moved to Hallandale, FL, where he graduated high school. Throughout high school, he was highly admired for his superb athletic abilities, which included football, basketball, field and track, and most notably, baseball, where he was signed by the Chicago White Sox. Mike was also an outstanding billiards player, earning numerous accommodations and awards throughout Oklahoma. His favorite activity was golf, which he played faithfully throughout his life. His greatest achievement was raising his three sons; he was very active and supportive in their sporting activities. He not only taught and mentored his sons but many of Choctaw's youth as a football and baseball coach. He was truly an inspiration. Michael was preceded in death by both parents and his brothers, Joseph and Gilbert Llanusa. He is survived by his spouse, Bikki Queen, of Moore; a daughter, Dana Sewell, of Okeechobee, FL; three sons: Tony Llanusa and his spouse Dee, of Choctaw; Marcus Llanusa and his spouse Lisa, of Moore; Micah Llanusa and his wife Stephanie, of Moore; the mother of his sons, Marilyn Llanusa-Trask; eight grandchildren: Amanda and Amber Sewell; Jonah, Ana, Aliyah, Gabby, Cole, and Braxton Llanusa; two great-grandchildren, Ke'arah Small and Brayden Rodriguez; one niece, Tota Linn; and two nephews, Steven Eck and Joey Llanusa. He will be forever be missed and loved. Memorial services will be February 23, 2013, 10 a.m. at Hibbs Funeral Home, 2190 N. Harper Rd., Choctaw, OK.


Published in The Oklahoman on Feb. 21, 2013
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