In Memoriam
William  Chuculate
Attended Sequoyah in 1965


TAHLEQUAH -- Services for  William Chuculate , 55, of Tahlequah, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Bill Drywater and the Rev. Gerald Fixin officiating. Interment will follow at Chuculate Cemetery in Adair County.

Pallbearers will include Tracy Christie, Jesse Chuculate, Leon Buckhorn, Tommy Henson, J.R. Fields and Felix Chuculate. 

Honorary pallbearers will include Michael Smoker, Nathan Washington, Felix Fixin and Wood Sanders.

     William Chuculate was born Sept. 6, 1948, in Cherokee County, to Henry and Lucinda (Christie) Chuculate and passed away Nov. 15, 2003, in Tulsa. He grew up in Adair and Cherokee counties and attended school at Cave Springs,  Sequoyah High School  and Oklahoma State University in Okmulgee. He married Nancy Welch on Aug. 26, 1970. William worked 27 years as a machinist for Coburn Optical. He was a member and a deacon at Olive Baptist Church. He enjoyed music and playing his guitar.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, Mose and Taylor Chuculate; and one sister, Wanda Scott.

     Left to mourn his passing are three daughters, Sheila Hilderbrand and husband Tim of Chewey, Laura Chuculate and Robert of Rocky Ford, and LaDonna Chuculate and Steve of Kansas; one son, Adam Chuculate and his wife Amanda of Rocky Ford; one brother, Jess Chuculate and his wife Winnie of Stilwell; two sisters, Allene Chuculate Christie('58) and her husband Buck of Hulbert and Louetta Chuculate Fields('65) of Muskogee; six grandchildren, Timisha, Dyron, Jeremy, John Huk, Stevie Ray and Ethan; and his special friend, Mary.