September 23, 1935 – November 13, 2020
Funeral services for Buck Christie will be conducted on Thursday, November 19th, 2020 at 10:00 AM with Pastor Jim Carey officiating. He will have a visitation on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 beginning at 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Reed-Culver Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest at New Hope Cemetery in Hulbert, OK. Online condolences for his family may be left at www.reedculver.com.
Pallbearers for Buck include Tomas Herrera, Kolton Christie, Zack Christie, Blade Christie, Adam Chuculate and Arrow Bell. Honorary Pallbearers include Darrell Chuculate, Mitchell Christie, and Marvin Ledbetter.
Buck Christie was born on September 23rd, 1935 in Hulbert, OK, the son of John and Eyona (Bigfeather) Christie-Keener. He grew up with his brother, Henry. He attended school in Hulbert. Buck enlisted in the United States Army in 1951 and served honorably until his discharge three years later. He served as a cook during the Korean War, keeping the troops fed. He returned to the Lost City community following his service to his country and married the love of his life, Allene Chuculate, on June 22nd, 1968 in Nowata, OK. This union was blessed with 52 years of happiness and laughter, and six children, Gregory, John, William, Kevin, Lucinda, and Tracy. Buck worked at a wide variety of jobs throughout his lifetime. He was always working to provide for the family he cherished, and never stopped working til the day was done. He enjoyed many years at Griffin Foods, working a variety of jobs from truck driving to machine maintenance. He loved working on his farm, raising cattle, and going to the sale barn to buy and sell more cattle. It was also a good place to tell a few stories with the other folks doing the same. He was happiest being outdoors, working in the garden, growing vegetables, and hunting deer or turkey. He was an active member of New Hope Baptist Church, where he drove the tractor for the hayrides, fried all the hog meat for the hog fry dinners, attended all the gospel singings, and helped where ever he was needed. He enjoyed watching westerns, baseball games, bull riding, or rodeos. There was no such thing as too much time spent with his beloved grandchildren. He was always happy and had a big grin on his face. There was nothing he enjoyed more than sitting on the back porch in the evenings with Allene and his special dog Lilybell. The Lord called this good and faithful servant home from his labors on Friday, November 13th, 2020 at his home surrounded by those he loved most. Buck was 85 years old and leaves a legacy for his grandchildren to follow.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Polly Bigfeather and Mary Dirteater, his Mother and Father John and Eyona (Bigfeather) Christie-Keener, and his brother Henry.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Allene of the home in Hulbert and his six children, Gregory Tom of Bartlesville, OK, John Christie and wife Rena of Fon Du Lac, WI, William Christie and wife Karen of Stilwell, OK, Kevin Christie and wife Gwen of Broken Arrow, OK, Lucy Herrera of Lost City, OK, and Tracy Christie of Tahlequah, OK. He also leaves behind his twelve grandchildren, Kolton Christie of Ft. Gibson, OK, Lucy Witte of Hulbert, OK, Miranda Witte of Hulbert, OK, Tomas Herrera of Hulbert, OK, Zack Christie of Kansas, OK, Blade Christie of Claremore, OK, Jacob Christie of Stilwell, OK, Cody Christie of West Siloam, AR, Jennifer Christie of West Silaom, AR, Salica Tom of Lower Brule, SD, Juanetta Tom of Lower Brule, SD, and Cassie Marler of Stilwell, OK. He also leaves behind numerous great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, his church family and a host of friends.
- Tomas Herrera
- Kolton Christie
- Zack Christie
- Blade Christie
- Adam Chuculate
- Arrow Bell
- Darrell Chuculate
- Marvin Ledbetter
- Mitchell Christie
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020