February 23, 1941 – April 2, 2021
Nicholas Arthur Telemchuk, 80, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021 at Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee, OK. He was born on February 23,1941 in San Francisco, CA. He was the son of Louise and Thurman Knight. He married Judy Lawrence in Reno, NV on August 13, 1966 who preceded him in death.
Nick had several jobs which included working at Glidden Paint in CA and his final job working at CASE before he retired. Nick also served in the Army for 4 years where he drove a truck delivering supplies. Nick was always a nurturing caretaker who loved his family. He took care of his wife Judy after she was diagnosed with serious health issues. She couldn’t speak to tell him what she wanted, but she could sure ring her bell to get his attention and he would figure it out pretty fast. They enjoyed 48 years of love and laughter.
He was an avid baseball and football fan. His favorite teams were OKC Thunder, NY Yankees, SF 49’s and OU Sooners. He enjoyed cooking, going to casinos, watching his grandkids play sports, spending time with family and friends and just exploring. He recently discovered his love for HGTV and was quite surprised at how they could renovate houses that should be destroyed. His favorite was Home Town with Ben and Erin.
Nick was such a giving person. Anything you needed he was there to offer his help or make sure you had what you needed. He never met a stranger and he loved to visit with anyone who would talk. He loved to share stories of his time in the service and about his life and family. His smile was contagious.
Nick was preceded in death by his parents, Thurman and Louise Knight. He also joins his wife Judy and son Frankie.
Those left to celebrate the life he lived is daughter Debbie Hensley of Locust Grove, OK. His son Paul Telemchuk and wife Brandy of Inola, OK and daughter Michelle Evans and husband Mark of Oconomowoc, WI. Grandchildren are Justin Evans of Siloam Springs, AR. Hannah Francis and husband Kaleb of Pryor, OK. Brandie Morrow and husband Justin of Pryor, OK. Amber Laue and husband Trevor of Springdale, AR Baylee and Adam Telemchuk of Inola, OK and Courtney Schmidt of Kansas, OK. 8 Great grandchildren are Preslie, Kasch and Xander Morrow. Keegan Schmidt, Landon Mckaskle, Eleanor Evans, Ethan Evans and Kolby Laue.
A graveside memorial will be held Friday April 9th at 2:00pm at New Home Cemetery in Peggs, OK with Pastor Dwayne Driggers officiating. Military honors will be performed by the United States Army Honors Team. Online condolences for the family my be left at www.reedculver.com
Friday, April 9, 2021