Reed-Culver Funeral Home

117 West Delaware Street, Tahlequah, OK


Jerry "Buffalo" Shrum

April 24, 1956January 4, 2020

Graveside services for Jerry “Buffalo” Shrum will be held Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Boudinot Cemetery with Brother Terry Wofford officiating. Online condolences for Jerry’s family may be left at www.reedculver.com

Pallbearers for Jerry include Brandon Reyes, JD Landers, Robert Merrill, David Stringfellow, Rodney Tolar, and Eddie Smithers

Jerry Burton “Buffalo” Shrum, was born on Tuesday, April 24th, 1956 in Oakdale, California, the son of Norba and Goldie (Copeland) Shrum. For the last 29 years, he worked for Robert Merrick and his Family. Jerry considered them as his extended family. Jerry was never one to just sit by and twiddle his thumbs. He was Mr. Fix It. If he wasn’t working on his 52 Chevy Sedan, he was out hunting deer and fishing. He was also a great cook. His nieces and nephews loved to come over and eat some sausage gravy and bacon. Jerry was the same quiet, simple country man no matter what. This beloved husband and father passed from this life on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 in Kansas, OK at the age of 63. He will be greatly missed.

Those that have gone on before him include his parents, two brothers, JD “Skinner”, and Bobby Gene Shrum, one sister, Shirley McKie, and one son, Curtis Bridges

His memory lives on through his wife, Debbie Shrum of Kansas, OK, one son, Bradley Bridges and wife Abby of Prairie Grove,AR, two daughters, Tiffany Shrum of Tahlequah, and Heather Hardesty and Husband Preston of Holly Grove, AR, eight grandchildren, Emily and Chebon Martin of Tahlequah, CJ, Michael, Sarah, and Gary Bridges of West Helena, AR, and Emma and Judea Bridges of Prairie Grove, AR, as well as a host of friends and loved ones too numerous to mention.


  • Brandon Reyes
  • JD Landers
  • Robert Merrill
  • David Stringfellow
  • Rodney Tolar
  • Eddie Smithers


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, January 8, 2020


Jerry "Buffalo" Shrum

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Steven Sands

January 8, 2020

Praying for the family. Shared a lot of good memories with Jerry, when we worked at Grass valley ranch together. He will certainly be missed.

Lana Hurt

January 7, 2020

Debbie...I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories & God's love bring you peace, comfort & strength at this difficult time. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal but LOVE leaves a memory no one can steal. Death takes the body. God takes the soul. Our mind holds the memories. Our heart keeps the love. Our faith lets us know we will meet again. Sending prayers, love & hugs to you.

Evelyn Bearden

January 7, 2020

Thank you Jerry for being so kid to our sweet Debbie. She was blessed to have found you. I remember you singing "convoy"" at our family reunion. I am so glad to know that you came to know Jesus and believe that you are singing a praise song in Glory land today.