Giddings December 22, 1932 - June 23, 2012 FOREST PARK William James Giddings was born December 22, 1932 to Agatha Moore Giddings and Lapinion Giddings in McAlester, Oklahoma. William was the fourth child born to this union along with his two older brothers and sister. William attended McAlester Elementary School and graduated May 1949 from L'Ouverture High School. Immediately following graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force. In 1955 upon completing his military requirement, he returned to Chicago and married Katherine A. Adams. To this union, two sons were born. William worked as a bellhop at the Sands Hotel in Chicago, IL until 1966. He was hired at American Airlines, and moved his family to Oklahoma City in 1967. William retired after 17 years of service from American Airlines to start his own business "Giddings Airport Service". William ran the business for 18 years before retiring in 2002. William was preceded in death by his loving wife, Katherine; parents, Lapinion, Agatha; brothers, Lawson Chester, Sr., Wilbert, Sr. Leaving a void in our lives but lots of memories to sons, William Ernest (Theresa) Giddings, James Timothy (Marsha) Giddings; granddaughters, Marquita, LaTasha; grandson, Timothy Michael Giddings; great-grandson, Theodore Beard; sister, Inez Giddings Factory, Tacoma Washington; and host of relatives, and special friends. A Wake will be held at 7pm Friday June 29th at the E.M. Temple Memorial Chapel, 2801 N. Kelley Ave. in Oklahoma City. Funeral services will be held at 11am Saturday June 30th at Wildewood Christian Church 6900 N. Kelley Ave. in Oklahoma City, OK under the direction of Temple and Sons Funeral Directors, Inc.
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Published in The Oklahoman on June 28, 2012