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February 1988

BUNNY
Lucille BUNNY was born April 16, 1919 in Dustin. She died January 27, 1988. Funeral services were held February 1 at the Thewarle Indian Baptist Church where she attended church. No other information was given about her funeral or interment.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James BUNNY, on February 20, 1983. She is survived by her three sons, Robert MENDOZA of East Port, Maine, Durango MENDOZA of Oak Park, IL, and Gaines R. BUNNY of Henryetta; her four daughters, Margo SMITH of Woodville, AL, Elizabeth INGRAM of Henryetta, Roselynn FRYE of Tulsa, and Marion FRYE of Del City; three sisters, Lovella BRUNER of Dustin, Mary COLBERT of Seminole and Eula SMITH of Tulsa; and 21 grandchildren.

JOHNSON
Cecelia Ann Noblin JOHNSON was born August 10, 1901, in Jefferson County, Missouri. She died January 28, 1988. She was a member of Silver Springs Baptist Church. Graveside funeral services were held at Salt Creek Cemetery officiated by Rev. Arnetta OWENS. It is presumed that she was interred at Salt Creek Cemetery. No other information was given on her funeral or interment.
She was survived by three nieces, Maggie HOLMAN of Bryant, Eva PETERSON of Henryetta, and Wanda CANTRELL of Tulsa; and two nephews, James BAKER of Henryetta, and Johnny MABEN of Rolla, MO.

TARPALECHEE
Elizabeth TARPALECHEE was born June 16, 1922 in Sharp Community. She died January 30, 1988, in Okmulgee. Wake services were held February 1 at the Buchanan Memorial Chapel with Rev. Thomas LONG officiating. Funeral services were held February 1 in the Big Cussetah Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Willie GOODEN. Grandsons and son-in-laws served as pallbearers. No information was given on where she was interred.
She was a member of Big Cussetah Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women's Association, and a native of Okmulgee County.
Surviving her were her husband, Henry TARPALECHEE of the home; her two sons, Edward TARPALECHEE and Yarne TARPALECHEE, both of Okmulgee; her five daughters, Twyla BEAVER of Henryetta, Cheryl GRAYSON of Beggs, Henrietta JACOBS of Tulsa, Tina TARPALECHEE of Morris, and Teresa JENNINGS of Okmulgee; a half-brother, Roman KINARD of Pauls Valley; a sister, Martha BERRYHILL of Oakland, CA; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

WILLIAMS
Dennis Michael WILLIAMS was born September 5, 1951, in St. Louis, MO. He died February 11, 1988, at Muskogee Regional Medical Center. He was a Bio-Med Tech at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Muskogee. Funeral services were held February 13 at the First Baptist Church in Checotah with Rev. Thompson BILLY officiating. Pallbearers were Don PEEL, Jerry HAMON, Verbon WILLIAMS, Ronnie ELLER, Gene JONES, and Jesse RHODES. Honorary pallbearers were Kermit WILLIAMS, Calvin MOORE and Steve GROSS. No information was given on his interment.
He was survived by his wife, Pamela J. Hill WILLIAMS of the home; three children, Brett WILLIAMS, Brent WILLIAMS, and Brigett WILLIAMS, all of the home; his father, Bennie H. WILLIAMS of Muskogee; his mother, Christine W. MEAD of Oktaha; grandparents, John and Lula GOINES of Onapa; four brothers, Bennie R WILLIAMS of Muskogee, Garry WILLIAMS of Oktaha, Ronnie WILLIAMS of Muskogee, and Tom CROFTCHEK of Keefeton; two sisters, Beverly WILLIAMS of Tahlequah, and Phyllis WILLIAMS of Muskogee; and his mother and father-in-law, Gene and Joan HILL of Oktaha.

PIGEON
Robert PIGEON was born June 4, 1920, in Hanna. He died February 9, 1988, in Tulsa. Funeral services were held February 13 at the Trenton Indian Baptist Church. No other information was given on his funeral or interment.
His survivors include his wife, Velma PIGEON of the home; his eleven children, Tuffie PIGEON and David PIGEON, both of Oklahoma City, Sonny PIGEON of Seminole, Esther GRAY of Wewoka, Paul PIGEON of Dallas, Bobby PIGEON of Sulphur, and Oscar PIGEON, Dennis PIGEON, Stella PIGEON, Lela PIGEON nd Adam PIGEON, all of Dustin; one sister, Lena PROCTOR of Hanna, and one uncle.

HARJO
Josephine HARJO was born November 5, 1955, in Oklahoma City. She died February 5, 1988, at Okemah. Funeral services were held February 10 at her home in Hanna. No other information was given on her funeral or interment.
Her survivors include her mother, Gladys HARJO of Hanna; her four brothers, Samuel HARJO of Oklahoma City, Phillip HARJO, Nathaniel HARJO and Eugene HARJO, all of Hanna; three sisters, Lillian TIGER of Oklahoma City, Louise HARJO of Davenport, and Esther BILLY of Hanna; and her maternal grandparents, Samuel and Alice JACKSON of Vernon.

TORRES
Ethel Mae TORRES was born December 21, 1922, in Weleetka. She died February 12, 1988, in Okemah. Funeral services were held at the Weleetka First Baptist Church with Rev. George JESSE, Frank BELVIN and Grant WYSE officiating. Interment followed at the Robison Family Cemetery in Weleetka under the direction of Buckley-Williamson Funeral Home.
She was married to Joseph TORRES in 1945 and they made their home in southern California until his death in 1968. Also preceding her in death was her daughter, Dorothy TORRES, in 1963, two sisters and two brothers.
Her survivors include her other children, Michael TORRES of Guthrie, Donna CAMPBELL of North Hollywood, CA, and Barbara ALMSTEAD of Bellevue, WA; a brother Charles Ray COLEMAN of Van Nuys, CA; sisters, Mildred APPLE of Bethany and Dorothy BURDEN of Weleetka; eight grandchildren and eight nieces and nephews.

BEN
Willie BEN was born April 12, 1931. He died February 7, 1988, at his home. Funeral services were held February 10 at the Hutchachuppa Indian Baptist Church, where he was a member. No other information was given on his funeral or interment.
He was a resident of Weleetka. He is survived by three nieces, Susie REEDER of Midwest City, Helen TIGER of Weleetka, and Jenetta HARJO of Colorado Springs, CO; and one nephew, George DAVIS of Oakland, CA.

FIXICO
Billy FIXICO was born February 22, 1934, in Okfuskee County. He died February 15, 1988, in the Creek Nation Community Hospital. Funeral services were held February 18 at Prairie Springs Church with Rev. Joe SMITH officiating. Interment was in the Prairie Springs Church Cemetery under the direction of Webbs Funeral Service.
He was survived by his wife, Serida Hicks FIXICO, of the home; and his seven children, Myron FIXICO, Manuel FIXICO, Alan FIXICO, Curtis FIXICO, Scotty FIXICO, William FIXICO, Jr., and Tracy FIXICO, all of Okemah; his mother, Mattie FIXICO of Castle; his brothers and sisters, Jeanetta SMITH, Sandy FIXICO, Benny FIXICO, Richard FIXICO, Lloyd FIXICO and Kenneth FIXICO, all of Okemah, Edith BANEY of Heartsville, MO, Arthur FIXICO of Altus, and Jimmy FIXICO of Sacramento, CA; three grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

THOMAS
Albert THOMAS was born January 1, 1914, in Hughes County. He died February 4, 1988. Evening services were held February 6 in the Buchanan Memorial Chapel with Rev. B. Frank BELVIN officiating. Funeral services were held February 8 in the Salt Creek Indian Baptist Church at Wetumka, where he was a member.
He was employed by the Creek Nation. Previous to moving to Okmulgee 15 years ago, he had lived in Dallas, TX. He was preceded in death by a son John THOMAS.
He was survived by his wife, Bernice THOMAS, of the home in Okmulgee; two sons, John Nelson THOMAS of Red Oak, TX, and Loy David THOMAS of Dallas, TX; four daughters, Peggy LYDA, Carolyn S. THOMAS, Lois R. THOMAS, and Reba J. THOMAS, all of Okmulgee; half brother, Ray THOMAS of Tulsa; two half sisters, Millie LITTLE of Cromwell, and Emilie BUTLER of Wetumka; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

DEERINGWATER
John K. DEERINGWATER was born March 17, 1940 in Braggs. He died January 12, 1988 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Funeral services were held January 18 at VAH-KI Presbyterian Church on the Gila River Indian Reservation, Casa Blanca, AZ, with Rev. Joe Smith officiating. No information was given on his interment.
He had moved from Braggs to Okemah in 1946 then later made his home in Mesa, AZ. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. His parents were Henry and Louise DEERINGWATER, who are deceased.
His survivors include his wife, Richenda Milda DEERINGWATER; his three children, Johnny Ray DEERINGWATER, Cindy Kay DEERINGWATER, and Linda Tarness DEERINGWATER, all of the home; his brothers, Alex DEERINGWATER of Bristow, George Lee DEERINGWATER of Show Low, AZ; sisters, Susanna BEAR, Rosalie DEERINGWATER of Okemah, and Lavena PEARSON of Stilwell; one aunt, Susie GAMMILL of Okemah; and many friends, relatives, nieces and nephews.

PROCTOR
Zeak PROCTOR was born August 13, 1912. He died in 1988 at the age of 74 in the Wewoka Memorial hospital. No death date or funeral date was given other than he died on Thursday and services were Monday. Funeral services were held at Salt Creek Indian Methodist Church, where he was a member. Burial was in the Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson Funeral Home.
He was a resident of Hughes County all his life and was a great fan of gospel singing. He was a retired produce manager and a veteran of World War II.
He married Ella Mae JOSHUA in September, 1935 in Muskogee. She preceded him in death July 16, 1973. Also preceding him in death were a daughter, Ruby Catherine PROCTOR, in 1983; one brother, Robert PROCTOR, in March 1979.
His survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, David and Shirley PROCTOR of Bartlesville; three grandchildren, James PROCTOR and Davina PROCTOR, both of Bartlesville, and Deon McDANIEL of Moore; and one special dear and close friend, Anna Mae WALKER of Seminole.

BURGESS
Edward Nolan (Buck) BURGESS was born January 27, 1913, in Schulter. He died January 22, 1988. At the time of his death, he was a resident of Paradise, CA. Graveside services were held January 19 at the West Lawn Cemetery in Henryetta, . No other information was given about his funeral. It is presumed that he was interred at West Lawn Cemetery.
In a related article of his death, Muscogee Nation News reported other information on Buck Burgess' life and death. His father was Eddie BURGESS, a one time World's Champion calf roper who was killed at a rodeo in Cheyenne, WY, when Buck was 10 years old. Buck's mother was Hettie Henry BURGESS whose father was a Creek cattleman and founder of the city of Henryetta. Buck contracted scarlet fever at fourteen months and was nursed back to health by his grandmother, Yannah BURGESS, using her knowledge of herbs . The bout left him with a hearing loss and speech impediment, but with his fortitude, neither handicap kept him from being a success. He became a marksman with a bow and arrow and a snake dancer at Nichols Park in Henryetta. He travelled as a performer with the Johnny Guthrie show from Muskogee, performing in Madison Square Garden, and in Vicksburg, MS, before then General Eisenhower. He joined a Wild West Show in California and acquired the stage name "Chief Lone Eagle." Before he died, he requested that the stage regalia he created and wore be donated to the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City and that his body be returned to Oklahoma for burial
He was survived by his two sons, Eddie BURGESS of Oklahoma and Edward BURGESS of Anchorage, AK; three daughters, Edwanna PARTIAN of La Puente, CA, Sandra LaVEAU of Paradise, CA, and Mary ROMELFANGER of San Jose, CA; three half-brothers, Scott SMITH of Indianapolis, IN, William SMITH of Stockton, CA, and Hugh SMITH of Clearwater, FL; three half-sisters, Pauline COOK of Edmo, MT, Betty BREEDING of Granite, and Juanette HENRY of Martinez, CA; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


March/April 1988

FRANK
Clara Belle FRANK was born March 17, 1906, in Kenefic community, Oklahoma Indian Territory. She died February 22, 1988, in the Henryetta Medical Center. Funeral services were held February 25 at the Arbeka Methodist Church west of Okemah, where she was a member. Rev. Mike HARJO officiated. No other information was given on her funeral or interment.
She was preceded in death by a daughter Anna Rudeen REEVES on February 23, 1978.
She and her husband, Cornelius E. FRANK lived on their farm west of Okemah. He survives. Other survivors include three grandsons, Charlie A. REEVES of Okemah, Hoyle Wade REEVES of Dallas, TX, and Kenneth Dale REEVES of Okemah; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

HARJO
William HARJO, Jr., was born April 20, 1959. He died March 6, 1988, in a Tulsa hospital. Funeral services were held March 9 under the direction of Shurden Funeral Home. No other details were given about his death, funeral, or interment. He is survived by his wife, Joanna HARJO, of the home; his four children, Jonathan HARJO, Bill HARJO, Shelley HARJO, and Christie HARJO, all of the home; his parents, William HARJO of Holdenville, and Eileen HOBIN of Wetumka; three brothers, Floyd HARJO of Choctaw, Vincent HARJO of Holdenville, and Cletis CULLY of Wetumka; his sister, Loretta HOBIN of Wetumka; and his grandmother, Nora BRUNER of Wetumka.

ALBERT
Waddie L. ALBERT was born April 21 sometime in the late 1880s in Okemah, Indian Territory. He died February 25, 1988. Funeral services were held February 29 in the Arbeka Indian Baptist Church with Rev. John Lowe officiating. Pallbearers were Eddie ROBISON, James MORGAN, Ron THOMPSON, Kenneth BLAIR, Gary FLEETWOOD and J.R. GARDENHIRE. Full military honors were conducted by members of the Okmulgee VFW Post 1189, where he had been the oldest living member. No place of interment was given.
He died at approximately 101 years old. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of High Springs Baptist Church.
His survivors included one son, Virgil C. ALBERT of Tucson, AZ; five daughters, Lillian LEYBAS, Gladys LANDSBERRY, Joan DAGGETT and Sue WHITE, all of Okmulgee, and Nancy KALER of Weleetka; 36 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

HARDRIDGE
Shawney HARDRIDGE was born September 6, 1907 in the Pickett area. He died January 31, 1988, at Bartlett Memorial Medical Center, Sapulpa. Funeral services were held at the Pickett United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Interment was at the Hardridge Family Cemetery of Kellyville. No other information on his funeral was given.
He was a resident of Okmulgee. He was survived by his wife of the home, Annie HARDRIDGE; and his six children, Shawney HARDRIDGE, Jr. of Fremont, CA, Nellie WHITTEN and Linda WATKINS, both of Anderson, SC, Janice O'SHIELDS of Sapulpa, Susanna GRAYSON of Okmulgee, and Rowena TARPALECHEE of Morris.

TIGER
George J. TIGER, 79, died March 22, 1988. No information was given on his date or place of birth. Indian Prayer Service was held March 24 at the Leonard Funeral Home Chapel in Bixby. Funeral services and burial were held March 25 at the Regular Baptist Church in Jenks.
Survivors include his wife, Lena TIGER of the home; his children, Jane Cornell of Rockledge, FL, Delores FREEMAN of Fayetteville, NC, Connie Mack TIGER of Glenpool, Daniel TIGER of Tulsa; his sister Winey HARJO of Bristow; and four grandchildren.


May 1988

ROBERTS
Rev. Harley ROBERTS, Sr., was born April 23, 1923, in Okfuskee County. He died April 14, 1988, at his home east of the Last Chance community in Okfuskee County. Funeral services were held April 18 at the Nuyaka Indian Church with Rev. George DOYLE of Coweta officiating. Interment was in Nuyaka Church Cemetery.
He married Elizabeth MASHBURN on July 19, 1961. She survives. Other survivors include his four sons, Harley G. ROBERTS and Amos ROBERTS, both of Okemah, Sammy ROBERTS of Rattan, and Mitchell ROBERTS of Aurora, IL; his six daughters, Nellie ROBERTS, Rosie ROBERTS, Louise McNAC and LaDonna BEACH, all of Okemah, Martha FIXICO of Castle, and Lucy Mae CLOUD of Bristow; one brother, Stanley ROBERTS of Okmulgee; two sisters, Ina HICKS and Susie GAMMILL, both of Okemah; 33 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

MCGIRT
Hepsey McGIRT was born September 3, 1908, in Coweta, Wagoner County. She died March 23, 1988, at the Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa. Funeral services were held March 26 at the Wetumka Indian Baptist Church. Officiating the service were Rev. Jonas PARTRIDGE and Rev. Christopher HARJO. Pallbearers were Otho LITTLE, David (Sonny) McKINNEY, Leonard HARJO, Bobby MORGAN, Donnie ASBURY and Howard TYLER, Jr. Interment was in the Wetumka Cemetery.
She was a member of the Wetumka Indian Baptist Church and served as society deaconess and Women's Chairman. She enjoyed hymns in both Creek and English and her favorite hymn was "Mumis Komvkes."
She married Isaac McGIRT on April 14, 1937. He precede her in death on February 26, 1959, as did two of their sons, Dan McGIRT on January 5, 1972, and John Thomas McGIRT on January 21, 1978. She was survived by one son, David McGIRT of Wetumka; four daughters, Irene McQUEEN, Rachel ASBURY, Darlene MORGAN and Deborah McGIRT, all of Wetumka; six brothers, Jake MARSHALL of Wewoka, Jim MARSHALL of Shawnee, George MARSHALL of Dustin, and Paul MARSHALL, Louis MARSHALL and Joe MARSHALL, all of Wetumka; seven sisters, Ella HERIOD of Holdenville, Martha WELLS of Okemah, Christine HARJO and Mary LANDSBERRY, both of Henryetta, and Annie TIGER, Ruth HARJO and Mimmie MARSHALL, all of Wetumka; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

WOOD
Jesse E. WOOD was born December 12, 1966, in Claremore, but lived all his life in Sapulpa. He died April 29, 1988, at his home. Prayer services were held May 2 and the funeral services were conducted May 3 by Rev. Paul NICHOLS, Rev. Jonas PARTRIDGE, and Rev. Tom LONG. Both services were held at the Pickett Indian Methodist Church. Pallbearers were Kelly NICHOLS, Paul NICHOLS, Jr., David BROOD, Henry HUGHES, Randel HOUSTON, and Mike HOUSTON. Honorary pallbearers were the coaches of Sapulpa High School. Interment was at the Hardridge Family cemetery, south of Sapulpa, under the direction of Owen Funeral Home.
He had been an outstanding athlete and active in both football and baseball at Sapulpa High School where he was a 1985 graduate. He was injured in a diving accident in the summer of 1984, and as a result became a paraplegic and respiratory dependent until his death at age 21.
He is survived by his mother, Frances WOOD, of the home; stepfather Roy Joe VANZANT of Sapulpa; step grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.M. VANZANT of Willow; his brothers Jim DeGRAFFENREID of Sapulpa, and Kenneth WOOD of Oklahoma City; and his sisters Carrie WATTS and Julie WOODS, both of Sapulpa.

HARRY
Sally Scott HARRY was born February 6, 1894, in Bryant. She died April 6, 1988, in Bristow. Funeral services were held April 9 at the Choska United Methodist Church in Bristow with Rev. Jess Sullivan, assisted by Rev. Mike HARJO, officiating. Interment was in the family cemetery in Bristow.
She had moved from Bryant to Bristow in 1911. She had been a longtime member of Choska Church where she became one of the Mothers of the Church and Communion Steward for the Lord's Supper there. She was the daughter of Turner and Sukey SCOTT. In 1929 she was married to Eddie HARRY. He preceded her in death in 1967.
She is survived by her two daughters, Lillian McKAY of Bristow and Louella MILLER of Grapevine, TX; six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

CHILDRESS
Robert Wesley "Chief" CHILDRESS was born July 2, 1887, in Coweta. He died March 30, 1988, in a Victoria, TX , hospital. Funeral services were conducted April 2 at the Colonial Funeral Home. Graveside services were also held at Restwood Memorial Park, Lake Jackson, TX, with the Rev. Jim SHAMBURGER officiating.
At the time of his death at 100, he was the oldest fullblood Indian of the Creek Nation. He was a descendant of Will Rogers and had been a World Champion calf roper and second runner-up in the saddle bronc competition in 1928.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis B. and Ellen Kernels CHILDRESS, and his wife, Florence Elizabeth Webster CHILDRESS. He is survived by his four daughters, Eloise MORRIS of Pawhuska, Betty THURSBY of Hahira, GA, Bobby STOEBER of Victoria, TX, and Bonnie FISHER of Basrop; his two sons, Walter CHILDRESS of Spring Branch, and Ralph CHILDRESS of Freeport; his four brothers, Anderson CHILDRESS of Broken Bow, Owen CHILDRESS of Tulsa, Ellis "Buck" CHILDRESS of Sealy, and Ernest CHILDRESS of Coweta; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


July 1988

CHOATE
Ronald Joe CHOATE was born February 8, 1965, in Tulsa. He died at St. Francis Hospital from injuries sustained in a car-motorcycle accident in Tulsa. No information was given on the date of his death, funeral or interment. Three services were held for him. Wake services were held in the home by members of the Broken Arrow Indian United Methodist Church. All night services were held at the Pickett Prairie United Methodist Church in Sapulpa, where he was a member. These services were conducted by Rev. Earl DUNSON, Rev. Floyd PETERS, and Rev. Steve SHELL. Special music was presented by Nigiel BIGPOND. Funeral services were held at the Pickett Prairie Chapel officiated by Rev. Thomas LONG and Randy KURTZ of the El Shaddai Church in Coweta. Pallbearers were Ozzie MOORE, Ellis HORNE, Roger PITCOCK, Scott MILLER, Jack GRAYSON, Don RYDER, Thomas NOWLIN, Mark NOBLES, Gary NOBLES and Gary TULSA.
Interment was in the Pickett Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Sapulpa.
He was of the Choctaw-Euchee-Creek tribes. He attended Tulsa and Coweta public school, the Talking Leaves Job Corps of Tahlequah and the Tulsa Job Corps.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother Sakie BIGHEAD in 1983.
His survivors include his daughter, Vanessa CHOATE; his mother Gloria WARE of Coweta, step-father Charles WARE of Pawhuska; and his father Thomas CHOATE of Tulsa; his grandparents, Mae and July TULSA of Tulsa; one brother, Gebon CHOATE of Coweta; two sisters, Nerissa LOWE and Myna CHOATE, both of Coweta; two nieces, Christina and Calen; one nephew Malachi; four aunts, Marilyn TULSA of Arlington, VA, Genelle MYER and Juanita THOMPSON, both of Mounds, Tony TULSA of Long Beach, CA; and one foster uncle, Garry BERRYHILL of San Diego, CA.

TIGER
Frank Allen TIGER was born September 17, 1934, in Wetumka. He died July 6, 1988, at his home in California. Funeral services were held July 11 under the direction of Richard Pierce Funeral Service in Napa, CA. No information was given on the location of the service. Officiating the service was Rev. John MORTENSEN. Interment was at the Tulocay Cemetery in Napa, CA.
He was raised and educated in Richmond, CA, and was active in high school sports. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 550 in San Pablo, CA, Machinist Union Lodge No. 68, and International Association of Machinists in Daly City, CA.
He was survived by his father, Grover C. TIGER of Napa, CA; his mother, Lois TIGER of Napa, CA; two sisters, Louise SNOPEL of Napa, CA, and Deanna PROGLIO of San Pablo, CA; and two brothers, Eddie TIGER of Oklahoma City and Raymond TIGER of Napa, CA.

SPURLOCK
Jerry Lee SPURLOCK was born May 11, 1942, in Henryetta. He died July 3, 1988, at Muskogee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held July 6 at Little Coweta Indian Baptist Church, where he was a member. Services were officiated by Rev. Daniel PHILLIPS. Pallbearers were Russell REED, Russel LANHAM, Pete POLARD, Robert McGUIRE, Randy LEEPER and Bill NIXON. Interment was at the Leena Cemetery under the direction of Merritt Funeral Service.
He was a veteran of the Korean War and a truck driver by profession. He was preceded in death by his father, Bennet SPURLOCK in 1986.
He is survived by his wife, Raquel "Rickie” SPURLOCK of the home; his mother Doris SPURLOCK of Eufaula; a son and daughter-in-law, Allen Lee and Delores SPURLOCK of Stidham; two stepsons, Gary GEORGE of Wetumka, and Ricky GEORGE of Jewitt City, CN; three brothers, David SPURLOCK of West Covina, CA, Alvin L. SPURLOCK of Sapulpa, and John R. SPURLOCK of Muskogee; a sister, Ginger LANHAM of Vian; and two grandchildren.
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