Bill V. Braselton died Sunday, February 10, 2013, at his home in Bixby, Oklahoma, after a short battle with brain cancer. Bill was born August 27, 1926, in Russellville, AR, to Rex S. Braselton and Veda V. Vaughan Braselton. He was the oldest of 6 children. Bill left his senior year of high school to fight in World War II. Shortly after his return from war, Bill left his home in Mulberry, Arkansas, to go to work for the Texaco Refinery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he met a woman who was to become his wife, Wilma Guffey. Along with being a great husband and dad to his wife and five children, Bill loved vegetable farming. While farming was what he enjoyed, he continued his career at Texaco until he retired after approximately 35 years of service. Bill was preceded in death by his father and mother, Rex and Veda Braselton; wife, Wilma Braselton; son, Richard L. Braselton; two sisters, Mary Jordan and Virginia Mayner. Bill married his second wife, Jacqueline Heerwagen, in 1995, and they have enjoyed sharing love, life and family for 17 years. Bill was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he served as an Elder for several years. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Braselton, two sons, Steve and Susan Braselton of Tulsa, OK; Bill and Michele Braselton of Edmond, OK; two daughters, Sally and Bill Moore of Tulsa, OK; and Connie Cowles of Haskell, OK; nine grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert and Kim Braselton, of Mulberry, AR; Ben (Bud) and Ludella Braselton, of Mulberry, AR, and a sister, Patricia Hargrove of Tulsa, OK. He is also survived by a host of step-children, step-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, February 14, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Leonard-Marker Funeral Home 6521 East 151st Street, Bixby, Oklahoma. Funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. at New Beginnings Church, 4104 East 151st Street, Bixby, Oklahoma, with Rev. Jerry Fielder officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Bixby Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Online tributes may be left for the family at www.leonardmarkerfunerals.com This obituary was published in the Tulsa World on 2/13/2013.