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Cedar Creek Cemetery

Caddo County, Oklahoma

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Rev Amos Aitson Sr

Cedar Creek Cemetery
Caddo County, Oklahoma

Submitted by: Gene Phillips

Lawton, Oklahoma
October 11, 2003

Rev Amos Aitson Sr
October 18, 1928 ~ October 10, 2003

CARNEGIE - Funeral for Amos Aitson, 74, Carnegie, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Cedar Creek Methodist Church, Carnegie, with the Rev. Monroe Tsatoke and the Rev. Sonny Ware officiating. Special guest speakers will be Bud Sahmaunt and Hank Kansuta.

A wake service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church with Victor Rivera and Monroe Tsatoke officiating.

Mr. Aitson died Friday, October 10, 2003, in Carnegie.

Burial will be at Cedar Creek Cemetery, Carnegie, under direction of Pitcher-Hackney Funeral Home, Carnegie.

He was born October 18, 1928, in Carnegie, to James Franklin Aitson and Amy Geionety.

He attended and graduated from Riverside Indian School where he began his boxing career. He was a National AAU Boxing Champion in 1946 at Banttamweights.

He later joined the U.S. Navy Corp, and received many Golden Gloves Awards as a Naval Boxer.

He married Lucille Tsalote on July 16, 1945. They lived in Dallas where he retired from Lone Star and Pinkerton Security.

He moved back to Carnegie and served as pastor of Little Red Church. He was later founder and minister of Pentecostal Holiness Church [White Church] in Carnegie. He also founded the Kiowa Hall of Fame in 1996. He was inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame in Lawrence, Kan. He was a member of the Oh-Ha-Mah Lodge, the Kiowa Black Leggings Society, the Victory Club and the Kiowa Original Dancers.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; seven children: Lincoln Aitson Sr. and his wife Maxine, Cora L. Chalepah, Amos Aitson Jr. and Jalaine Aitson, all of Carnegie; Edgar Allen Aitson, Dallas; Honey Aitson, Mountain View; and Robin Engleheart Aitson and his wife, Kesa, Anadarko; two sisters: Ema Lee Unap and Cary Horse, both of Carnegie; three brothers: Louis PoorBuffalo and Billy Aitson, both of Carnegie; and Lavern Aitson, Apache; a special brother, J.T. Goombi; two adopted sons: Phil Dupoint, Carnegie; and Buddy Huerta, Mountain View; an adopted sister, Stella Rivera, Carnegie; an adopted brother, Victor Rivera, Carnegie; 20 grandchildren: Charmae, Miranda, Lincoln Jr., Zae, Carlo, James, Christina, Maxine, Candice, Alexander, Natalie, Jubal, Robin, Jalaine, Emma, Olivia, Sarah, Kaira, Kylee and Wesley; 13 great-grandchildren: Anthony Amos, Jacob Lucious, Keigan Amos, Gabrielle Tsalote, Avion Emily, Ambress, Ashley, Kayla, Burgandy, Meadow, Dakota, Tristen and Jordan; and a great-great-grandson, Nicholas Vernon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Katheleen Aitson; three brothers: Patrick Aitson, Joseph Aitson Sr. and Carlos Aitson; and an infant son.

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