Calvin William Bickford was born April 5, 1927, in Oklahoma City, ,to Clarence and Ethel Bickford, and was the sixth of nine children. He died of metastasized prostate cancer on Dec. 1, 2014. He met the very loving Jo Ann Scott and married her on May 22, 1951. They had four children and in 1964, he moved his family to Moore, where he and Jo Ann made their home together until her death in June 2013. Calvin retired from OG&E in 1982. after 27 years with them. He loved working on cars, hanging out in his garage, playing his guitar and singing, and mowing the lawn. Calvin is survived by four children, Doris Atchley and husband Roger of Oklahoma City, Cecil Bickford of Ashville, N.C., Tony Bickford and wife Jennifer of Broken Arrow and Judy Rendeluk and husband Mike of Moore. Calvin was grandfather to Chad and Jana Atchley of Grapevine, Texas, Clay and Jennifer Atchley of Oklahoma City, Sean Bickford of Ashville, N.C., Joshua Bickford of Dallas, Anna and Burhanettin Keskin of Oxford, Miss., and Celeste and David Radke of Tallahassee, Fla. There are 11 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Ester Hughes of Moore. Services were Friday, Dec. 5, at John Ireland Funeral Home in Moore. Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City.
Published on  December 10, 2014