Jerry Alamo Buie surrounded by his loving family, passed away at Muskogee, Ok on Thursday February 4, 2016 at the age of 76. Jerry was born February 18,1939 at Cathay Oklahoma to Woodrow Buie and Jessie Hood Buie. Jerry married Ethel Scott in October 1956 and had 2 daughters, Sharon and Glenda. Jerry was a member of United States Air Force. Before retirement he was a marketing manager for Dillard's. Jerry was a member of the Church of Christ and was baptized at the Garnet Rd Church of Christ is Tulsa Ok. Jerry loved Tulsa Hurricane football and was an OU Sooner fan. He is survived by his daughters, Glenda Stickelmeyer and husband Guy, and Sharon Gutman and her husband Tom; Jerry's grandchildren, Shaun Cottrell and wife Heather, Lindsay Cottrell and wife Amber and ("as dad would say "one in the oven"), April McBride and husband Kirk, Denise Gutman and Pam Gutman; great grandchildren are Shaun Cottrell II, Shaelyn Cottrell, Mikhaila Cottrell, Jasmin Cottrell, Wyatt Cottrell, Nathan Cottrell, Jordon Robinson, Caitlyn Robinson, McKenzie McBride, Jayden Gooday, Johnny Leveille, Josh Leveille; nephew, Tim Chaffin and wife SueAnne; and great nephews, Ben and Jesse Chaffin; special friends, Jim and Sunny Marsh; special kitty, Spot Howard. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Kathy Chaffin; brother-in-law Ray Chaffin; and his brother, Douglas Buie. A special thank you to Becky Reheard at Broadway Manor and staff and Jennifer Gaddy and staff at Good Neighbor Hospice. Family has planned a private memorial service in Eufaula, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Homeless Veterans Foundation. He will live in our hearts forever. Love you Pa Pa Jerry! Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.
Veteran's Day is coming up and is a very important day to me, as well as to many people in the Wagoner community. My oldest son is currently serving in a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion and is currently deployed in Cambodia continuing an enduring Seabee presence in the country. While talking to him the other day, I thought about the reasons why he is there building schools and public infrastructure, and I also thought about the United States' commitment to Southeast Asia to help with reconstruction.