Ted Lin Hartsfield
August 13, 1949 – May 7, 2020
Ted Lin Hartsfield went to be with his savior Jesus on May 7, 2020. He was born on August 13th 1949 in Wewoka, Oklahoma to Dorothy Jean Hartsfield and the late Houston Munson Hartsfield.
He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend Bobbie Hartsfield, his five children Jerrie (Tina) Sporn of El Reno, Oklahoma, John Hartsfield and Denise ( Allen Bauer) McAnulla of Larned, Kansas, Suzanne ( Larry) Kelley, and Jana Kowals of Oklahoma City, his eleven grandchildren, Lauren, Derek, Reyna, Johnathon, Conor, Jaxon, Jeremiah, Ahleah, Sarah, Jenna, Ruth, and three great grandchildren Elijah, Ethan, and Emerson.
Ted served 24 years in the United States Air Force and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. He then then received an Associates degree in Electronics from Rose State Jr. College where he achieved the Presidents Honor Roll every year and was listed on the Who’s Who in American Jr. College Students. He worked as a systems technician for AT&T and retired after 14 years.
His life was full of many proud moments but he was always proudest of his family. His home was always filled with his children and grandchildren and his reclining lap available to hold every grandchild, cat or dog… all at the same time. His favorite way to spend his time was on a pier or the bank of a lake with his father-in-law or brother wetting a hook. He said it was where he always did his best thinking and dreaming… about winning the lottery.
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Ted Lin Hartsfield
May 24, 2020
This is the second time to do this.it didnt go through last time.UncleTed.i feel sad because i know i will miss you in the sense that i knew you.But im happy because i know you are on heaven.and i feel you still with us here.thayts one of the little pieces of heaven here on earth. There were a lot of good times at mom and dads when you were there.One of the best times i rememberwas the year i would say i was like inmy early 20's.that could have been last year.huh.anyways i wasnt sure where i was spending christmas and i was staying at the old city rescue mission on robinson.well i went to uncleTeds and aunt Bobbies.suzie and jerrie wayne were there.we ate we played games and watched a several hour mini series of Anastasia.the one with amy irving.every one had a great day.i know i did.thank you uncle Ted and aunt Bobbie for having me. You are a man with many friends and you are a friend indeed.i love you uncle ted.
May 15, 2020
Ted was a wonderful husband, father, grandparent & friend. He had one of the biggest hearts I've ever been privileged to know. He was devoted to his wife Bobbie and loved to playfully tease her (as well as everyone else within proximity) and was fiercely protective of her. He was so proud of all his kids & grandkids. I know first hand how very much he loved & respected Jerrie. He loved my daughter Tina (Jerrie's wife) just like she was one of his very own and of course that endeared him to me all the more. When I lost my husband a few years back, he & Bobbie welcomed me into their home to stay when I was in town from Katy, TX trying to find a home here close to my kids. That took about 6 months, but they never made me feel anything but welcome. Ted would even turn down the news or whatever Western he was watching on TV to let me talk with him & Bobbie. Anyone who knows Ted well, knows what a sacrifice that was!!! He offered advice on just about everything to help my situation. He was so loved by his grandkids. Ted will be sorely missed, this world was a much better place for him being in it.
May 11, 2020
My dad had a funny sense of humor. He and my mom Bobbie loved to go to parties and go out dancing in the early years of thier marriage. They went to a costume party and my Dad went as Zorro. But he kept calling himself El Zero.
Another time we were at a wedding reception in the 80s and he did the Pogo with me to We got the beat.
He did enjoy a rowdy get together.