Bobby  Haxel
Bobby J. Haxel, 86, of Bethany, Okla., entered the gates of heaven on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at Mercer-Adams Chapel, 3925 N. Asbury, Bethany, Okla., with interment at 3:30 p.m. at the Washington city cemetery. Visitation with family was on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mercer-Adams.
Bob was born on Feb. 4, 1933 in McClain County, Okla., to EJ "Mike" and Anna Hopper Haxel. He was raised in Washington, Okla.
He was an intelligent, caring, Godly man who loved his family above all else. He enjoyed, fishing, gardening, traveling, playing games and supporting Thunder and OU sports.
Bob served in the U.S. Army for 2 years before earning several degrees. including a B.A. in Electrical Engineering from OCU, Master's from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and from OU his Master's in Special Ed. and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
Bob's career began as a minister, then continued as a chaplain and administrator for the Pauls Valley State School as well as facilities for the mentally disabled in AR and SC. After his wife, Dovie, died, Bob returned to Oklahoma where he retired from the DDS and DHS.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Anna Haxel; wife, Dovie; daughter, Cheryl Haxel; and infant daughter, Sonia Kay Haxel.
Bob is survived by his wife, Billie and her family; Bob's children - Rhonda Nolen (Gene) and Leigh Ann Haxel; grandchildren - Amy Richey (Lonnie), Mitchel Nolen (Heather), Jamie Nolen, and Jennifer Nolen (Paul); great grandchildren - Tyler (Kaile), Taylor and Tandi Richey, Aurelia and Aveylah Nolen, and Ryleigh McCoy; great-great-grandchild, Easton Thomasson; his brother, Ted Haxel (Leslie); and nephews, Jake Haxel (Stephanie) and Josh Haxel (Kelli).
To share a memory or condolence, visit www.merer-adams.com.
Published on September 24, 2019

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