Halidon George Blakeslee Obituary

July 27, 2021 –

Halidon George Blakeslee
April 27, 1940 – July 25, 2021

Halidon George Blakeslee, 81, of Muskogee, Oklahoma was born April 27, 1940 in
Hayward, Wisconsin to George Halidon and Evelyn (Whitefish) Blakeslee and passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021 in Muskogee. Hal received his formal education from Muskogee Central High School and graduated with the Class of 1957 and attended one year at the University of Oklahoma. On April 4, 1964, Hal married his best friend, Glenda Goolsby. Hal had a passion for trains. He liked photographing them and building models train sets. He liked to tinker with cars out in his shop from time to time. Hal retired in 2010 after more than 50 years serving as Vice President for H.E. Anderson Co. He liked to travel, frequented Boomerang Diner for breakfast, was always looking for a good cup of coffee to start the day, and a tall whiskey and a coke to finish it. He will be missed by all that knew him. Hal is survived by his son; Michael Blakeslee of Muskogee; his dog, who Hal entrusted to Michael, Schultz Otto Blakeslee; sister, Helen Cantrell of Lawton; two brothers, John Blakeslee and wife, Betty, of Abilene, TX, and Bill Blakeslee and wife, Sandy, of Muskogee. Hal is preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, April Blakeslee; and half-sister, Julia Barber. A service celebrating Hal’s life was held 10:00AM Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Gibson with Reverend Emery Mason officiating. Pat Salmon, Randy Nester, Jim Hale, Gary Fay and Andy Anderson served as urn bearers. The family of Hal Blakeslee has entrusted his care, service, and cremation to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555. Online condolences may be left for the family at


(Courtesy of Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home – Ft. Gibson, OK)