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Davis-Morris Funeral Home

800 Center Ave, Brownwood, TX

OBITUARY

William Hickle Oetken

October 21, 1935November 16, 2019

William Hickle Oetken passed from this life on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Brownwood Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born October 21, 1935 in Karnes County, Texas the son of Monroe and Maggie Overby Oetken. He married Lanelle Marie Hill in Beaumont, Texas on May 13, 1958. They formerly lived in San Antonio, Pecos, and Anahuac prior to moving to Brownwood in 2003. He was a former rice farmer, an engineer for the Railroad Commission of Texas and owner of 3-H Oil in Pecos. He loved to be with family and entertain. One of his favorite things to do was to invite friends to go hunting and share in the outdoors. He attended the New Beginnings Church in Brownood and was a friend to many. He is survived by his wife, Lanelle of Brownwood, a son, Lloyd Hickle Oetken of Brownwood, a daughter, Jan Oetken Leggett and husband Jesse D. of Anahuac, Texas, two sisters, Ione Ricke of Halletsville and Jeanettte Massico of Lafayette, Louisiana, three grandchildren, Jennifer Leggett Hiley and husband Grant, James Newton Leggett II and wife Kayla, and Justin Hill Leggett, five great-grandchildren, Lila Marie Leggett, Emma James Leggett, Barrett Harvey Hiley, Brody Hill Hiley, and Benjamin Hayes Hiley. Numerous special nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Milton Oetken and a grandson, Jesse D. Leggett II. He also had two very special dogs he cherished, Three and Otis. A celebration of his life memorial service was held on Monday, November 18, at the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel. His body was later cremated. Friends and family are encouraged to sign the guestbook at www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife, Lanelle of Brownwood, a son, Lloyd Hickle Oetken of Brownwood, a daughter, Jan Oetken Leggett and husband Jesse D. of Anahuac, Texas, two sisters, Ione Ricke of Halletsville and Jeanettte Massico of Lafayette, Louisiana, three grandchildren, Jennifer Leggett Hiley and husband Grant, James Newton Leggett II and wife Kayla, and Justin Hill Leggett, five great-grandchildren, Lila Marie Leggett, Emma James Leggett, Barrett Harvey Hiley, Brody Hill Hiley, and Benjamin Hayes Hiley.Numerous special nieces and nephews also survive.


    He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Milton Oetken and a grandson, Jesse D. Leggett II

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, November 18, 2019

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