In Memory

Bill Shadid

Bill Shadid


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10/11/22 12:14 PM #1    

Larry Chandler

Bill, Bob Murrell, Cecil Hills, and I were close friends during the mid-teens at Harding around 1957-1958. We were a bit "wild" in those days and proud that we could find and drink beer without our parents knowledge. We would drive around in either my parent's Volkswagon or Oldsmobile 98 or Zeke's (Cecil Hill) parents German built Ford.Bill was especially helpful in those days in that we would go to the Mild Bottle grocery store on Classen Boulevard and Bill would go in and get beer without even being asked for proof of age because of his heavy beard which always made him look older. We would then down a sixpack while driving up and down Classen Avenue being "cool". Later in 1957, my dad moved us to Sulphur, Oklahoma to build homes so I lost contact with all my Harding and Putnam Heights buddies and friends unitl reuniting for recent reunions. Bob and I did make contact with Bill visiting him in his dorm room at Oklahoma University. Our idea was to go have a beer with Bill but he refused because he was studying around the clock to get his medical degree. As most of us know, Bill became a doctor an practiced in Oklahoma City. His parents owned the "Shadid Grocery Store" on May Avenue just south of 30th St. N.W. It was one of our favorites. Bill was a fine man witrh deep family ties and a work ethic like few had even in those days. Bless Bill, his family, and thank you God for allowing us to share knowing and learning from Bill Shadid. Warmly, Larry Chandler 

10/11/22 04:50 PM #2    

Larry Luman

Thanks, Larry for your history and time spent with Bill.

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