J. R. Sweeney
Sequoyah High School ~ 1950s
TAHLEQUAH, Ok -- Funeral services for Joseph Robert Sweeney , (Seq. Class of 1952), 56, of Tahlequah will be held Monday, Sept. 25 at 12 noon in the Reed-Culver Chapel with burial following at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Gibson.
He was born July 19, 1933 in Marlow, Okla. to Joseph and Lucinda York Sweeney and died Thursday, Sept, 21, 1989 in Winona, Miss. He attended school at Marlow and Jones Academy at Hartshorne. He also attended Sequoyah Vocational School in Tahlequah, graduating in 1952.
After high school, Sweeney enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for 22 years, retiring in July 1973. He worked at Sequoyah High School for seven years.
During his service years, he had served two tours of duty in Viet Nam. He was a member of the DAV and Viet Nam Veterans Association. He married Ramona Sue George (Seq.Cls'54) in 1962 at Sapulpa.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Peggy Sue and Stephanie Lynn Sweeney, both of the home; a son, Robert E. Sweeney of the home and a brother, Rufus Sweeney (Seq.Student 1950s) of Tulsa.