Beauford Jay (B.J.) Quisenberry went home to his Lord on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. He was born to John and Gladys Quisenberry on April 25, 1929, in Okeene, Oklahoma.
He and his two brothers, Jess and Joe, grew up in Fresno, California, until 1943, when they returned to Blaine County, Oklahoma. B.J. graduated high school in Hitchcock, Oklahoma, and joined the U.S. Navy in 1954. He was stationed in Pensacola, Florida, and NAS Agana, Guam, and served as a First Class Aviation Structural Mechanic on Super Constellation planes until his discharge in 1958.
B.J. married Raylene, the love of his life, and started sharing all things they both loved – from raising children to traveling from the east coast to the west coast and all states in between, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico, to spending their winters on South Padre Island. They farmed and ranched on the family farm northwest of Watonga, Oklahoma, that was purchased by his father in 1927.
He also worked for USDA Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service for many years until they moved to Yukon, Oklahoma, in 2005. He immediately joined the coffee group that meets at McDonalds every day and enjoyed many years of friendship and shared experiences with them. B.J. was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church and enjoyed his church family.
B.J. and Raylene are blessed to have five children – Bill, Larry, Kevin, Debbie and Kim. They have 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
B.J. was preceded in death by his parents and both brothers. He is survived by his wife and children, Bill and Jenny Quisenberry of Amarillo, Texas; Larry and Cindy Quisenberry of Florence, Texas; Kevin Dill of Richmond, Virginia; Debbie and Mich Wynne of Amarillo, Texas; and Kim and Steve Pankratz of Yukon, Oklahoma. He also felt so blessed to be survived by all his precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be held at the church prior to the funeral service, which will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at Trinity Baptist Church, Yukon, Oklahoma, with interment following at 2:30 p.m. at Watonga IOOF Cemetery, Watonga, Oklahoma.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of BJ Quisenberry.
Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon, Oklahoma.