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Thurman Lewis Kenieutubbe, 37, of McAlester, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Tulsa.
Thurman was born on Sept. 15, 1979, to Osborne "Bones" and Martha (Hampton) Kenieutubbe in Talihina. Thurman attended school in McAlester and worked at various jobs.
He was a true Texas Longhorn fan and L.A. Lakers fan.
He enjoyed fishing, spending time with friends and was a loving uncle to his niece and nephews.
Thurman is survived by his siblings, Teresa Kenieutubbe, Travis Kenieutubbe, Taylor Kennieutubbe and Truman Kenieutubbe, all of McAlester; niece and nephews, Anna, Austin and Ethan; special little cousin, Amari Smith; aunts, Regina Kennieutubbe and Tom Palmer, of Anadarko, Janie Bear, of Krebs, and Phyllis Williams, of McAlester; uncle, John Kenieutubbe, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bones and Martha Kenieutubbe; infant brother; paternal grandmother, Anna Kenieutubbe; grandfather, Osborne Kenieutubbe Sr.; maternal grandmother, Gladys Hampton, and aunts, Wanda Byington and Oleta Kenieutubbe.
The family will greet friends on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Chaney's Memorial Chapel in McAlester.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at South Rock Creek Cemetery with Brother Stanley Shomo Sr. officiating. Interment will follow.
Pallbearers will be Robert Zerbe, James Impson Jr., Nashoba Million, Matthew James, Jimmy Battiest, Mike Ramsey, Brian Hernandez and Josh Frazier.
Honorary pallbearers will be Austin Kenieutubbe Jr., Ethan Kenieutubbe, Anna Kenieutubbe, Amari Smith, Bob Pate, Assistant Chief Jack Austin, Tuydale LeFlore, Tim Holden, Allen Barcus, Allen Hoover, Miguel Hernandez, Nathaniel Meashintubby, Corey Collins, Jacob Ade, Phillip Wesley, Anthony Wesley, B.J. Nichols, Steven Mose, and Randy Sam Sr.
Published on January 25, 2017
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