Press Release from Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro
Wilson Howard Busby, age 71, passed away in Oklahoma City on March 24, 2020, due to COVID-19. Wilson was born in Monrovia, CA to Wilson M. Busby and Rose Barnes Busby.
He is survived by his wife Janet Busby (née McKinney), his daughter Virginia Busby of Oklahoma City, his daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth and Jeffrey Offord of Bentonville, AR, and his father and mother-in-law James E. and Virginia McKinney of Spiro, OK. He is predeceased by his parents and his sister, Mary Luquette.
Wilson graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BSBA in Marketing and a Juris Doctor degree, as well as an M.B.A. from the University of Central Arkansas. He was an accomplished Land Advisor and retired in 2019 from Continental Resources. Wilson was a long-time member of the American Association of Professional Landmen. His industry involvement includes serving AAPL as Third Vice President, Forms Committee Chairman, principal draftsman of the AAPL 637 Farmout Form and as founding Chairman of the 1989 Operating Agreement Sub-Committee. He also served the Tulsa Association of Petroleum Landmen as Vice-President. Most recently, he was a member of the Williston Basin JOA Revision Committee which updated the AAPL Horizontal JOA Form.
Wilson and Janet were members of Kirk of the Hills Presbytarian Church in Tulsa for over 30 years, until they moved to Oklahoma City where they attended Crossings Community Church. They were members of a much loved community group at Crossings. Wilson was a dedicated member of Bible Study Fellowship International, which helped him grow in his faith and knowledge of God’s Word.
Wilson was a wonderful and loving husband to Janet, his wife of 36 years. He was a very affectionate and supportive father to Virginia and Elizabeth. He will be remembered as a wise advisor, clever wordsmith, and a man who dearly loved his family.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020, at Crossings Community Church, 14600 Portland Avenue, OKC. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Water4 in OKC or BSF International.