Nov. 1, 1926 - Aug. 6, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Our father, Bill J. Coussens left to be with His Father in Heaven on August 6, 2012. Bill was born November 1, 1926 in rural Bache, OK to William Miles and Emma Sterling Coussens. He spent three years at OBU in Shawnee and graduated from OCU in Okla. City with a degree in Philosophy. He became an ordained Baptist minister, serving at Tinkertown Baptist Church and his home church, Exchange Avenue Baptist Church in Okla. City. He lived his earlier years in Okla. City and later moved his family to Blackwell, OK. Although Dad was later a successful insurance salesman, he continued to minister to people throughout his life and touched many hearts with his kind spirit and Christian walk of life. Bill had also been the Mayor of Blackwell. He loved being with family, visiting with just about anyone, and raising a garden. Bill is survived by his wife, Angie; his five children and their spouses, Bron & Chris Coussens, Miles Coussens, Lise & Tim Simpson, Jon & Cathie Cousens and Greg & Shauna Coussens; grandchildren, Steven, Michelle, Hayden, Ellen, Shannon and Reece; four great grandchildren; and many other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Herman, and sister, Beatrice.A memorial service will be held for Bill at Exchange Avenue Baptist Church at 1312 S. Penn in Okla. City on Sunday, August 12, at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations honoring Dad can be given to Exchange Avenue Baptist Church or a
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Published in The Oklahoman on Aug. 10, 2012