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March 10, 1933 - Feb 9, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Edward Lee Hailey, 80, went to be with The Lord at 3 a.m. Sunday, February 9, 2014, as a result of a brain tumor. He passed peacefully, surrounded by family and friends. He was born March 10, 1933, in Sasakwa, Oklahoma to Henry Edward Hailey and Helen M. Gaines. Ed married Johnnie Snell in 1952 in Seminole, Oklahoma. They were married for 62 years. Ed was a member of Assembly of God and was an active sponsor of Saint Jude Children Home. He enjoyed working, bowling, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the National Rifle Association. He spent his professional career working in the oil field; he began his career with Midland Supply Company, of Seminole, OK, for ten years as a field technician; he was an independent consultant for an International Supply Company for two years; after which he opened Hydrostatic Engineers in January 1965. After a brief period of retirement, he re-entered the professional arena to work as a consultant for Testers Inc. He was an innovator in hydrostatic pressure testing, setting the standards now recognized by the industry. His efforts and ingenuity have greatly benefited the oil-field operations. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Hailey and Helen Hailey Roulston; and brothers, Charles D. Hailey and Joe Roulston Jr. Ed is survived by his wife, Johnnie, of the home; two daughters: Patty Hallmark, of Moore, OK; and Judy Hailey, of Texas; two grandchildren, Melissa Crabtree and Todd Hallmark, of Oklahoma City, OK; one great-granddaughter, Savannah H. Hallmark, of Oklahoma City, OK; two brothers: Herbert E Hailey, of Del City, OK; and Jay Roulston; one sister, Loretta Cole, of Asher, OK; and his many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and numerous friends and colleagues. Services to celebrate his life will be 11 a.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014, at New Life Assembly, 1421 SE 59th St., Oklahoma City, OK. Burial will follow in Seminole, OK at Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will be greeting friends and relatives 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the John Ireland Funeral Home at 120 S. Broadway, Moore, OK. Contributions in Ed's memory should be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by making contributions at www.stjude.org/donation www.stjude.org/donation
Published in The Oklahoman on Feb. 11, 2014
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