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Herbert William "Bill" Maas III, age 66, of Mangum, passed away Friday evening, January 10, 2014, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Maas was born in Vernon, Texas on October 23, 1947, to Herbert William Maas II and Billie Gene Smith. Moving to Springfield, Virginia at an early age, Bill graduated high school in Springfield and then attended the Oklahoma Military Academy in Claremore, Oklahoma. Bill later attended Oklahoma State University where he was a member of the FIJI Fraternity. His first job was traveling up and down the East Coast, playing with a band. Bill was a talented musician who could play any stringed instrument, especially the guitar and banjo. Later, Bill began working for Hewlett-Packard Computer Company, in Lincoln, California, spending nineteen years, before moving to Mangum, to be closer to his mother. In his spare time, Bill enjoyed listening to and playing music and working with computers.
Preceded in death by his parents, he is survived by two aunts, Hoppy Hervey and husband Bill of Greensboro, North Carolina and Fran Scearce and husband Bob of Portland Oregon; Several cousins, Cindy Ritter and husband Gordon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Patty Nabors and husband Jerry of Wichita Falls, Texas, Jennifer Gilliland of Edmond, Oklahoma, Lisa Holt Seay of Tulsa, Lynse Morgan and husband Tim of Tulsa, Joe Mac Silk and wife Lindy of Broken Bow, Steve Holt and wife Jodi of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Phil, Mike, Scott and Jay Hervey and Bryan and David Scearce along with many other relatives and friends.
Graveside funeral services for Bill Maas will be at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at Riverside Cemetery with Rev. Cindy Ritter officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Greer Funeral Home of Mangum.
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