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6934 South Western Avenue
PO Box 891320
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Phone: 405-634-1439
Fax: 405-634-3753
William Hartley

William Steven "Steve" Hartley

Friday, September 3rd, 1954 - Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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Friends are invited to a come & go visitation on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 6-8 PM at Vondel L. Smith Mortuary at South Lakes 4000 S. W. 119th OKC 73173.

Friends are invited to attend services via any time after 10 AM Wednesday, May 27, 2020

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to St. James The Greater Catholic Church 4201 S. McKinley OKC 73109

Steve as he was known to all of his friends passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020 at the age of 65 surrounded by his family
He was born in Oklahoma City on September 3, 1954 to Earl & Bettie (Brooks) Hartley. He graduated from Mount St. Mary in 1972 & continued his education at the University of Oklahoma graduating with a B. S. degree in secondary education. He married the love of his life Mary Kaye Moisant October 21, 1978 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Steve retired as an Engineer for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company retiring in 2013 after 36 years of dedicated service. Steve was a great athlete & possessed a competitive spirit he played for numerous softball teams in the OKC metro, he thoroughly enjoy refereeing youth basketball, he was an avid bowler, golfer & enjoyed the solitude of fishing. A longtime & faithful member of St. James Catholic Church, He will be lovingly remembered as a thoughtful & devoted husband, father, son, brother & friend he will greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.
He was preceded in death by his father Earl; Brothers Earl “Skip” Hartley & Patrick Hartley.
He is survived by his wife Mary Kaye of the home; daughter Lauren Anne Hartley & her fiancé Gideon Hamilton; his mother Bettie Hartley; brothers Richard Hartley & his wife Angela, Mike Hartley & his wife Terri; sister Susie Caffrey & her husband Dick; brother in law Mike Moisant; sisters in law Paula Hartley & Teresa Moisant; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins & an extensive community of friends.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes
    4000 SW 119th Street
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    The family will be present for a come & go visitation
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 10:00am
    St. James the Greater Catholic Church
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    Those attending services are ask to follow "Social Distancing Standards" Join the services live stream any time after 10 AM Wednesday, May 27, 2020 via
    Father Bill H. Pruett
  • Interment

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 |
    Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
    Resthaven Memory Gardens - Oklahoma City
    500 SW 104th Street
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John Kennedy

Posted at 04:34pm
Dear Mary Kaye, Lauren, Susie and family. My deepest condolences to all of you for the loss of Steve. What a miracle to watch his funeral live-stream this morning at home in Dallas. "The Lord is kind and merciful!" It was a beautiful service. I was so happy I got to see you and Steve when I came back to Oklahoma. Johnny Smircich always kept me posted over the years after playing golf with Steve, as I knew there would always be a funny story! I will always treasure the fun and laughter I had with Steve at St. Mary's and OU. Steve is what legends are made of! May he rest in peace. Amen. Love, John Kennedy

Kathy Crews

Posted at 01:56pm
I didn't have the chance to know Steve well, and with the tributes that I've read I'm sorry that I didn't. I do, however, remember shortly after I moved into the neighborhood Steve was kind enough to take my granddaughter Mackenzie to school at St. James while I took a ride in an ambulance to the hospital. I always looked forward to seeing Mary Kaye and Steve at mass. Mackenzie has loved them since she was a toddler and would ask to go sit with Mary Kaye after communion. I am sorry for your loss and hope all of the great memories you share will help you through the grief.

Don Furche

Posted at 11:15am
Hart and I played softball together in the 80’s. He had a great laugh and was such a big teddy bear. We’d cut up between games from time to time. He always had great come backs and jokes. Once I thought I would get one on him without a comeback. We were in an out of state tournament and I asked him if Mary Kaye was wearing shorts. He looked at me and slowly turned to look into the stands, slowly looked back and said “No” with a question inflection. I said, bummer, she sure has some good lookin’ legs. He just stared at me like he was mad. I knew he was a big teddy bear but I thought I might have really messed up this time. Scared me! I said “Can I tell you that?” He busted out laughing and for years never let me live it down. I loved that guy!
He’ll be missed.
My deepest condolences to Mary Kaye and family.

Charlie Hamer

Posted at 06:10pm
I worked with Steve, TURBO, Hartley from around 1987 till I retired in 2001. He always had a thought, a laugh, a joke, he could just make you laugh and forget lots of needless things. He was very dedicated and always willing to try new and different task. He provided the direction and plan to all the outside splicers when Hi-cap circuits were in huge demand. He had that gift of gab to talk to the team and make even the very difficult circuits seem like fun and a challenge. As others have said he was one of a kind and you definitely wanted him on your TEAM. Great person and friend! He will forever be missed. I hope the best for the family and look forward to seeing Steve again, just to hear what ever joke he has to tell!

Charlie Hamer


Woody Harjo

Posted at 03:15pm
I also worked with Steve in the SWBT Engineering Dept from 1983 till we both retired. Christmas gift giving was never the same when Steve wasn't in our group. Steve, "Downtown" Ron Brown and I enjoyed going to Coits and getting chili cheese dogs, fries and root beer for lunch. Steve would always make the work day a little easier no matter how tough it was. Condolences to Mary Kay and Lauren.

Woody Harjo

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