Obituary for Billy Teakell

HOWE--Billy Wayne Teakell, 75, of Howe, was born Dec. 8, 1943 in Levelland, Texas to Roy and Alice (Abshier) Teakell and passed away Nov. 9, 2019 in Howe.

Funeral service is Monday at 2 p.m. at Heavener First Baptist Church with Brother Sam Dyer and Brother Joe Haydon Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Howe Cemetery, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Billy was a long-time resident of the area, a retired driller for Nabors Drilling, and a member of Heavener First Baptist Church. He was known as “Tator Billy” at Heavener First Baptist Church because he was well known for cooking tators at all church events and/or meals. Billy enjoyed drag racing and mowing. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Billy will be deeply missed by all whom loved and knew him.

Surviving family members are his wife, Mary Teakell, of the home; one daughter Karen Stavinoha and husband Anthony of Alvin, Texas; one step-daughter Angel Akins and husband Lee of Wister; two step-sons David Benson and wife Launa of Poteau, and Chris Benson and wife Robin of Wister; 10 grandchildren Eric, John, Brandon, Justin, Briley, Breanna, Landon, Brody, Denzil and Heather; seven great-grandchildren Brock, Brody, Benson, Brawnson, Ammon, Calen and Micah; and numerous other family, friends, and relatives along with special friends from Heavener First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Alice Teakell; his first wife, Linda Teakell; and a grandson, Kody Wallace.

Pallbearers are Anthony Stavinoha, Lee Akins, David Benson, Chris Benson, John Hall and Eric Haynes.

Viewing is Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.

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