William Earnest Ousley, 76, of Butler, Oklahoma was born on August 13, 1943 in Hugo, Oklahoma to Earnest and Gervis Ousley. He went to be with his heavenly Father on February 18, 2020 at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Clinton, Oklahoma.

He served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1962 to 1964.William returned to marry his all-time sweetheart, Linda Sue Crowl, on December 17, 1965 in Butler, Oklahoma.

William enjoyed fishing, working on minibikes and go-carts, planting watermelons, and feeding his donkey. He loved spending time with his grandchildren watching westerns and just hanging out with his family.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Butler, Oklahoma.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2019 at the Martin-Dugger Funeral Home Chapel, Elk City, Oklahoma. Vann Leonard will officiate. Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Elk City, Oklahoma. Services have been entrusted to the care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home in Elk City, Oklahoma.

Cherishing his memory are five daughters, April Welty of Cushing, Oklahoma, Susan Pruitt of Elk City, Oklahoma, Kara Ousley of Ripley, Oklahoma, Tara Leonard of Elk City, Oklahoma, Amanda Goeringer of Clinton, Oklahoma; fourteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three brothers, Roger Ousley of Jones, Oklahoma, Roy Ousley of Sayre, Oklahoma, James Ousley of Cordell, Oklahoma; one sister, Barbara Barker of Arapaho, Oklahoma; and family friend, Sheila Meihardt of Burns Flat, Oklahoma.

He is preceded in death by wife, Linda Ousley; parents, Earnest and Gervis Ousley; one sister, Betty Murphy; and one infant daughter.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Oklahoma Veterans Center, Clinton, in care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 707, Elk City, Oklahoma 73648.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by using the online guest book at martinduggerfuneralhome.com.