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Bill V. Brumley Jr.

Born: 10/29/1947

Died: 2/19/2004

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Bill V. Brumley, Jr., 56, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, passed away February 19, 2004, at the St. John’s Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born on October 29, 1947, in Oklahoma City to Bill V. and Emily (Eberle) Brumley.

Bill attended Meeker, Oklahoma, schools from grades three through eleven. He graduated from Shawnee High School in 1965. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1968 during the Vietnam War, serving both at home and abroad in Southeast Asia. After his honorable discharge in 1972, Bill returned home and graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a B.A. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate law degree from the University of Oklahoma and an L.L.M. in taxation from the University of Denver.

Mr. Brumley was an attorney with the Brumley and Bishop law firm, which was established in 1992 in Tulsa. He was a member of the Washington County Bar Association. Bill was a former Deputy Attorney General for the Nevada Tax Commission. He was a member of the Tulsa Estate Planning Forum, Tulsa Pension Lawyers, and was a fellow of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

His first wife, Dawn, and the mother of his five children, preceded him in death in August 2002.

Survivors include his two sons, William Bryant B.J. Brumley, who is in his third year at the U.S. Naval Academy, and Robert Andrew, in his senior year of high school at Bartlesville; his three daughters, Heather, who will soon have her law degree from the University of Oklahoma, Jennifer of Tulsa, who is attending junior college, and Hilary of Norman, who is also attending the University of Oklahoma.; his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Bill V. Brumley, Sr., of Bartlesville; two sisters, Ramona and her husband, Richard Witherill, of Manassas, Virginia, and Emma and her husband, Mike Roberts, of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends. Bill enjoyed being with his children and golfing. He was proud to be a member of the Choctaw Nation. His paternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth (Rushing) Brumley, was an original enrollee.