Guy Delano Folger


Guy Delano Folger, 81 of McAlester, died on Sunday, August 18, 2019, in Muskogee.
The family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday at Bishop Funeral Service.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Bishop Chapel of Memories. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the United States Navy.
Guy was born on August 16, 1938, in Ada, and graduated from Ada High School in 1956. He spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring in January 1976.
During his navy career, he served in a flight crew as an airborne radar operator and spent the remainder as an air traffic controller at various stations. After retiring from the navy, Guy had a 27-year career as an air traffic control specialist in the Flight Service Station of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Guy was instrumental in founding the McAlester Photographic Society and served as president, director and newsletter editor.
He became a member, newsletter editor and director of the McAlester Archeological Society and member and director of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society.
His ancestors include second cousin, seven times removed, Ben Franklin.
He was preceded in death by his father, Norman M. Folger; mother, Bonita (Evans) Todd; stepfather, Leon Todd, and son, Karl Folger.
Guy is survived by wife, Cress (Camanzo) Folger, of McAlester; daughters, Elena Folger, of Oceanside, New York, Stephanie and husband, Dr. Mike Samara, of Edina, Minnesota, and Karissa Folger, of McAlester; sons, Mark Summers and wife, Jolene, of Mason, Michigan, and Chris Folger and wife, Terri, of Farmingdale, New York; five granddaughters; three grandsons, and other family members and friends.
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Gina Jackson Bowman
Aug 25, 2019
My mother, Lois Evans Jackson, was one of Bonita Evans Folger Todd's sisters. Guy and Don were older than me.

Guy was very inspirational and helped me learn to love genealogy. We talked quite a bit when he was at the old Chilocco Indian school helping with a dig.

I know his family will miss him greatly. I'm so sorry for your loss. I do wish I could come to the service. Please know I'll be thinking of you and am sending prayers for comfort to you.