Sequoyah High School Employee
Tahlequah, OK – Funeral services for Buster Narcomey , age 77, will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 28, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Tahlequah, with Rev. Buddy Hunt presiding and Rev. Ronnie Rice reading the obituary. Interment will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 29, 2010 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, OK. Services have been entrusted to the care of the Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Buster Narcomey was born on Sunday, March 6, 1932 in Eufaula, OK, the son of Raymond W. Narcomey and Francis (Lewis) Narcomey. He was baptized at the age of 13 by his father, pastor of West Eufaula Indian Baptist Church. Buster was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the US Army’s 45th Division, Company M from 1952 to 1953. He was also a proud member of the 45th Division’s undefeated football team.
After his Army service, he returned to Oklahoma, graduating from Eufaula High School in 1953. On December 24, 1954, he married Betty McMahan in Muskogee, OK. He continued his football career with two years at Bacone College, followed by two years at Northeastern State University. He graduated in 1956 with a BA in Education. He went on to earn his Master’s of Education and a Master’s in Counseling from Oklahoma Central State University.
Buster served 27 years with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, teaching and coaching at Fort Wingate, New Mexico; Riverside Indian School at Anadarko, OK; and Sequoyah High School (Seq. Emp-1976-81) in Tahlequah, OK. After retirement from the BIA, he served as a counselor at Tahlequah High School from 1980 to 1995. He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Tahlequah.
Buster Narcomey passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, with his family at his side. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Maxine Flannery; and three brothers, Jerry Narcomey, Elliot Narcomey, and Mickey Narcomey.
He is survived by his wife, Betty (McMahan) Narcomey, of the home; one son, James Patton “Pat” Narcomey and wife Carla of Mineral Wells, TX; two brothers, Jacob Narcomey and Jackson Narcomey (Seq. Soph '61); and two sisters, Brenda Holmes and husband Joe, and Anna Marie Narcomey Burklin (Seq. Cls '69) and husband Mike. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Jill Lynn Tunnell and husband Jesse, and Tod Patton Narcomey and wife Tygre; two great-grandchildren, Adam Ryan Tunnell and Cara Ann Tunnell; as well as several nieces, nephews, family members, friends and loved ones..