Joe Buffalow © Trout Funeral Home & Crematory 04-2019 Submitted by: Glenn
April 11, 1929 - April 17, 2019
A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday April 23, 2019, 10:30 AM at the First United Methodist Church - Tonkawa with Pastor Rob Harris officiating. Joe will be laid to rest at Odd Fellows Cemetery following the service.
Joe was born on April 1, 1929 in Pond Creek, Oklahoma to J.C. and Clara (Hobbs) Buffalow. He grew up in Pond Creek until the family moved at the age of 15. He graduated from Billings High School before attending a vo-tech school in Chicago, specializing in heating and air conditioning. Joe joined the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War. While stationed in England, he met and married Joyce Adams. They were married on September 16, 1950. In 1952, after separating from the Air Force, Joe opened his own business, Joe's Refrigeration. He owned the business for almost 40 years, retiring in 1991.
Joe was long-time member of the First United Methodist Church, Tonkawa, Lion's Club International, Veteran's of Foreign War and the Ponca City Bass Master's Club. Joe also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He competed in multiple bass tournaments, traveling to Mexico and Honduras. In 1969, Joe won the Oklahoma State Championship for Trap Shooting. He then placed 3rd in National Finals in Dayton, OH. He loved his kids and grandkids and loved his dog just as much.
Survivors include: children, Patricia Howard and her husband Ira of Ponca City, John Buffalow and his wife Renee of Milam, TX, Paula Ailey and companion Randy Coates of Tonkawa, OK; grandchildren, TimStricklin, Jason Stricklin, Jennilee Muns, Julie Howard, Dakota Ailey, Angela Buffalow, April Buffalow, multiple great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-granchildren; brother, Don Buffalow and his wife Norma of Tonkawa, OK.
Preceding in death were his parents; grandchildren, Jeff Stricklin, Chad Ailey and sister, Lacerne Bloss.
Casket bearers will be John McIntyre, Vernon Young, Tony Fath, Jet Williamson, Jerry Younger and Tony Kodesh. Honorary casket bearers will be Ron Appleman, Rick Allen and Rex McSparrin.
Memorial donations may be made to the Tonkawa Animal Shelter. Arrangements under the direction of Trout Funeral Home of Tonkawa. The family would like for you to leave memories of Joe at www.troutfunerahome.com
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