On Saturday, February 1, 2020, Jeffrey Dwight Hyslop passed away at the age of 57.
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Jeff was the third-born of the 6 children of Luke and Ruth Hyslop, growing up on the banks of Dirty Creek, near Webbers Falls, OK. Jeff loved a good prank as a boy and never lost his sense of humor, always being quick to laugh and cut up. He had a strong sense of family, grew up very close to his many cousins, and was a protector to his little sisters from a young age. His Mom was his best friend, whom he treated with love and respect his whole life. As an uncle, he loved to pester and aggravate his nieces and nephews, always up for something fun, regardless of the risk of getting into a little trouble every now and then.
Jeff learned his family trade and entered the work force as a concrete finisher, then went on to learn and master various trades in the construction industry; including iron working and was also a member of the Millwright Union in Arlington Texas. He gave 110% at every job he ever had and inspired others to do the same. Jeff spent a large amount of time traveling and working long hours and performing physically demanding jobs, at various locations around the country.
Jeff was a passionate fan of the Dallas Cowboys and OU football, never missing a chance to watch their games and cheer them on. He valued experiences over belongings and would give his last dollar to a stranger in need, always being known for his kind and compassionate spirit. Jeff loved music, especially Classic Rock. Having a nice truck to cruise around in with the radio blasting was one of the simple pleasures in life he enjoyed often. He appreciated and enjoyed women, in all shapes and sizes, but I think it can be said that the love of his life was a beautiful lady known as “Bones”, who gave him some of the best years of his life. He was blessed to share the time with her that he did and was his best self while they were together.
Being a Daddy was the accomplishment that Jeff took the most pride in. Kimberly and Lia were Jeff’s pride and joy, he never missed a chance to talk about his girls and was always driven to support them in the best ways he knew how.
Jeff was preceded in death by his mother Ruth, and his father Luke. He is survived by his daughters Kimberly Hyslop of the home, Lia Byington and husband Jeff, 3 grandchildren, 1 great-grand daughter, sisters Violet Draper, Kathy Hyslop, Tena Locust and husband Joe, brothers Randy Hyslop and Don Hyslop, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many many lifelong friends.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at the First Assembly Of God Church in Webbers Falls at 2 o’clock p.m. Interment will follow at the Gum Springs Cemetery under the care and direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home. There will be a luncheon preceding the funeral beginning at 12 o’clock p.m. Viewing will be 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 7th, 2020 at the Agent Millsap Event Center in Gore, OK.