Everett Fred Stuckey, Jr. (better known as E. F.) was born June 12, 1947 to Bud and Oceola Stuckey at Shattuck, and departed this life June 20, 2004 at the age of 57 years and 1 week.
E. F. went through the Arnett School system and graduated with the class of 1965. He attended Oklahoma State University and Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he majored in Education and Physical Education and remained an avid OSU Cowboy fan. He proudly served a tour in the Viet Nam Conflict with the United States Army.
E. F. was married on November 24, 1967 to Sharon Jones and became the loving, devoted father to Brian and Tracy. To this union was born the light of his life, Careylyn. Added to his family and heart was Kristen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Oceola Stuckey and his brother, David Fred. He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon, his devoted daughters Carolyn and her husband Kirk, Tracy and her husband Mike, Kristen and her husband Rod and his son, Brian and his wife Ingrid, his grandbabies who called him Grandpa, Nicole, Joey, Jacob and Landen, his two brothers, Jack Stuckey and wife Lily, Edmond, Donald Stuckey and wife Billie, Roaring Springs, Tex., two sisters Bobby Joe Shelton and husband Tim, Del City, and Bernice Young and husband Roy, Albuquerque, NM. This devoted uncle was also survived by five nieces and three nephews. He will also be missed by his Cowboy Corner family and his many friends who were touched by his generous spirit in the town he loved with all his heart.
He worked in many occupations from the oil field to the County, but th one he cherished the most was his Cowboy Corner.
E. F. served many years on the Arnett Volunteer Fire Department where he was a fire fighter, EMT and ambulance driver and was honored as Fireman of the Year in 1997. In 1994 he was mad an Honorary Chapter Farmer by the Arnett FFA. He also was active with the American Legion Post 313. E. F. has served on the Arnett Town Board where he was jokingly called the "Comish" for many years and was very interested in the Arnett Community's survival. He was baptized into the United Methodist Church of Arnett and became a member.
E. F. was a hunting and fishing enthusiast and was active in the conservation and preservation of the wildlife in his beloved Oklahoma. "Going to the farm" with Charley by his side and their "side-kick" squeezed in the back or "running with Old Buck" or "checking the quail and deer" or going to "run the jugs" with Leon, or just riding with the wife he loved. to watch a sunset on the lake or the twinkle in his eye when he said "Alright Ma are ya ready" were the things he loved to do with Sharon and the things I will miss the most.
We are reminded of the Randy Travis song, "It isn't what you take when you leave this world behind you, it's what you leave behind you when you go", and E. F. has left many happy and great memories that we all will cherish forever. In keeping with E. F.'s wishes we will hold on to our memories but live for tomorrow.
We trust his soul to God, who we know will take care of him for all of us, just as his servant did for those he loved.
Services were held Thursday June 24, 2004 in the Arnett High School Auditorium, with interment following in DeBolt cemetery. Services arranged by Arnett's Shaw Funeral Home.
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