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                                Jack Bevenue

Buzz Jackson (Jack) Bevenue, 77, died November 4, 2007 in Sapulpa. He was born January 26, 1930 to William and Cinda (Harjo) Bevenue. He and Gayle Herberger were married August 4, 1963 and were residents of Okmulgee since 1969.

Jack worked as a truck driver for many years, and then worked as a mechanic for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. He continued to do mechanic work until he retired. He was a charter member of the Belvin Baptist Church in Okmulgee. He served in the United States Navy from November 7, 1947 until February 17, 1950 and then joined the Army on January 16, 1961 until February 20, 1962. He was a proud lifetime member of both the Elks Lodge 1822 and VFW Post 1189. He served as State Commander, Post Commander, Quarter master, and Captain of the 1962-1963 All State Team for the UFW.

Jack is survived by four daughters; Phyllis and Michael Biggiam of Claremore, Susan Bevenue of Glenpool, Jacque and Bryan McGertt of Okmulgee, and Yvonne and Stoney McIntosh of Hitchita, two sons; Billy Jack and Kathy Bevenue of Glenpool and Andrew Bevenue of the home, two brothers; Pat Bevenue of Sapulpa and Melvin Bevenue of Tulsa, 12 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and many, many friends.

Pallbearers are Patrick Bevenue, Robert Satterfield, Sonny Bevenue, James Monroe, Michael Bevenue and Wayne Bevenue. Honorary Pallbearers are his grandsons; Andrew Bevenue, Christopher Bevenue, Shawn Bevenue, Jordan Gresham, Jacob Hicks, Ryan Biggiam, Billy Jack Cark, Ricki Ford, and Zachary Mitchell.

Wake services will be held Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 PM at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 7 at the First Baptist Church in Okmulgee. Officiating will be Reverend Bridge Chuckluck and Alfred Berryhill. Visitation will be Tuesday at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home.