Richard Glen Bixler

1932~2017

Richard Glen Bixler was born on March 10 , 1932, in Watonga,Oklahoma to Henry and Lucille Bixler. He passed away July 20th, 2017, at the age of 85. He graduated from Watonga High School in 1950. He then attended Draughon Business School in Oklahoma City. He was drafted into the US Army during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1955 at the rank of Staff Sargent. After serving in the Army, he attended Southwestern College in Weatherford, OK. Dick went into business with his father and mother and operated Bixler's Men's Wear in Watonga. He also served several years as the City Treasurer of Watonga. In 1975, he was named the Director of the Labor Program at Opportunities, Inc. a community action agency. He became Director of the agency in 1985 and served as state president of labor directors and state president of the Oklahoma Community Action Directors Association. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Barbara Jo Bixler. They had 4 children. Janet Keatts of Montgomery, TX, Rick Bixler of Shallowater, TX, Brad Bixler of Watonga and Ryan Bixler of Edmond, OK, They have eight grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren

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