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Archie Lee Hassler

January 29, 1948 — October 19, 2022

Archie Lee Hassler was born to Crawford Lewis Hassler and Ollie Geraldine (Hearon) Hassler on January 29th, 1948, and departed this life on October 19th, 2022 at 5:35pm.

Archie attended Lindsay Schools his entire life and had perfect attendance awards. In his younger days he ran the streets of Lindsay with his brothers and best friends Bill Wynn and Ronnie Akerman and many other friends; he worked the broomcorn fields and picked cotton. Archie graduated in 1966 from Lindsay High School. He was drafted into The United States Army and was deployed to Vietnam on October 6th, 1966; he didn’t want to see his momma cry, so he called her from California to tell her he had been deployed. He spent the next 18 months in Bien Hoa, Vietnam as a truck driver, he drove an M39 Series 5-ton truck, and his military ranking was a Specialist 4. Archie lived in Norman, OK at the Veterans Center for the past 4 years where he made many friends and charmed the nurses.

Archie and Cathy Hassler were married on June 1st, 1971 and were married for 51 years 4 months and 19 days. Of this marriage they had 5 children, Robert Hassler, Janet Hassler Adams and husband Greg, Leanne Bray and husband Keith, Michael Lee Hassler and Derek Hassler all of Lindsay, OK.

Archie worked in the oilfield and drove oilfield trucks for 46 years. Archie worked for several trucking companies in Lindsay but had a long career with Femco then later owned and operating his own business Hassler Hot Oil Service for almost 20 years. He is still known as the best hot oil operator in town. He took pride in his work ethic.

In the early stages of his retirement, he enjoyed traveling, garage and estate sales, gardening and keeping a meticulous lawn. He adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In his spare time throughout the years, he loved going dancing, fishing, manicuring his lawn, traveling and he was an avid OU Sooner and Lindsay Leopard Football Fan, he enjoyed watching his son Michael Lee and grandsons Trace and Derek play Leopard football.

Archie is survived by his wife, his 5 children, 15 grandchildren; Amanda Hassler, Robyn Hassler, Elizabeth Rachelle Pigg and husband Ben, Tara McVay, Skylar Woolington, Destiny Holman and husband Brayden, Trace Adams, Kaelani Bray, Emersyn, Lennon, Grayson, Harper and Braylee Hassler, Emily Henry and husband Dustin, Rachel Adams, and 15 Great grandchildren Hayes and Hollis Henry, Neveah Lawson, Taniyah and Trey Lynn Christopher, Emma Hassler, Tony and Maverick Vigil, Alexander Hassler, Lyric Riley, Lincoln Wayne and Ollie Elizabeth Pigg, Preslie and Weldon Palmer and Hadli Ann Homan. His siblings Aletha Smith, Doyle Hassler and wife Peggy, Craig Hassler and wife Mona Ruth, Sheila Wiestner and a host of in laws, nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers will be Greg Adams, Keith Bray, Derek Hassler, Trace Adams, Timothy Cannon and Earl Smith. Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Hassler, Michael Hassler, Bill Wynn, Curtis Smith, Vernon Hudson, Jr. Watson, Toby Cannon Sr. and Archie’s nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that you make a donation to The Lindsay Quarterback Club in honor of Archie Hassler.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, October 24, 2022 at the Erin Springs Baptist Church with Ronnie Akerman officiating. Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery, Lindsay, OK under the direction of John W. Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville, OK. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.winansfuneralhome.com

 

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