Joseph  Byington
Joseph Byington, a longtime Cushing resident, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, in Tulsa, surrounded by family.
Family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at Palmer Marler Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, at Hope Church in Cushing. Graveside services will follow at Zion Baptist Church Cemetery at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 8. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Cushing.
Joseph was born on March 19, 1950, to Jesse and Lucille (West) Byington, in Claremore. Joseph grew up in McAlester, graduating from McAlester High School in 1968. While in school, Joseph was very active in sports, especially football. Upon graduating, Joseph attended school at Okmulgee Tech.
He began working for Shell Pipeline and worked his way up to an operator. He stayed with Shell pipeline for 30 years.
On April 26, 2002, Joseph married the love of his life, Shirley Lockwood, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Joseph had a very active lifestyle. He enjoyed waking up early either fishing or getting on the golf course. He was part of the adult volleyball and softball leagues in Cushing. Later he began coaching youth softball in Cushing.
Joseph was part of the Choctaw Nation and attended pow sows, taking part of his heritage. Joseph would always put his family first. He loved watching all the grandkids in their sporting events.
Joseph was a kind and loving man. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Shirley Byington, of the home; daughters, Stacy Bogle and husband, Ron, of Cushing, Michelle Childress, of Springdale, Arkansas, Jenny Lynn Adams and husband, Jody, of Poteau, Crystal Cortez and husband, Jose, of Madill, and Stacy King, of Bonham, Texas; brother, Jeff Byington and wife, Marilyn, of Coalgate; sister-in-law, Cathy Byington, of Krebs; grandchildren, Justin Bogle, Jessica Shoemaker and husband, Blake, Cashia Baker and husband, Briar, Billy Ted Childress and wife, Lee Ann, Mesa Childress, Callie Childress, Jacques Adams, Tyler Bruce and Micha, Marshall Scott and Kiera, Caleb Pittenger, Kaylee Pittenger, and Joni Laster and husband, Seth, and three great-grandchildren.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Ike Byington, Lumpsy Byington, Beatrice Walker and Sharon July.
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Cathy Gillin
Feb 07, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss.