| TAHLEQUAH, Ok -- George W.
Wickliffe, 80, of Tahlequah,
Oklahoma, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in
Muskogee, Oklahoma. He was born on August 10, 1937 in
George attended Sequoyah Vocational School his junior and senior years and graduated with the Class of 1957. He married schoolmate, Maxine Griffin on graduation day, May 28, 1957.
George faithfully served his Country in the United States Army, then attended college at Northeastern State University obtaining his Masterís Degree. He also attended TU Law School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
George was a very educated man and wanted that same education opportunity for everyone, teaching bilingual classes at Northeastern State University and Rogers State University. He retired as school administrator at White Oak Schools.
George served as the Principal Chief of the United Keetowah Band of the Cherokees for many years.
He was a kind and caring man who always thought of others. George dearly loved his family especially his 15 grandchildren and great grandchildren. He leaves a great legacy for his family and friends to follow and cherish.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in the Kenwood Gymnasium. Visitation was held on Tuesday, December 26 in the Shipman F/H Chapel. Internment was in Euwasha Cemetery.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Rosa Wickliffe; one daughter, Angela Wickliffe.
George is survived by his wife, Maxine Griffin Wickliffe (Seq. Jr 1957) of the home; sons: Bill Wickliffe and wife, Debbie of Pryor and Gomer Wickliffe of Tahlequah; daughter, Portia Wickliffe Kelley of Claremore; 15 grand and great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~In 2012, George was inducted into the Sequoyah.Alumni Association HALL OF FAME.
S.A.A. Pres., Roberta Gibson & Cherokee Chief, Bill John Baker
present George his Hall of Fame certificate.