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William David Belisle

William David Belisle, age 82, of Springfield, entered eternal life January 25, 2006. He was born November 18, 1923 in Okmulgee, OK to Leland and Alice (Duerr) Belisle. He graduated from Stroud High School, Stroud, OK.

Bill served as a Corporal with the US Army during WWII, and was involved in campaigns in China, Burma and India. He received a Bachelorís degree in Music Education from Southwest Missouri State College in 1954, was a gifted trumpet player with a flair for music theory. He attended Glenstone Baptist Church in Springfield.

He is survived by his sister, Marjorie Belisle Sawyer, of Topeka, KS, his nephew and wife, Tim and Anne Sawyer, of Topeka, his great-niece, Jennifer Sawyer, and his great-nephew, Michael Sawyer. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Beverly Belisle, and a sister, Joyce Belisle Ehlers.

Graveside services will be held at the Morris Cemetery, Morris, OK, at 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 28, 2006. Services are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Morris, OK. Friends may send condolences to