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Ozzie Red Elk

WALTERS  Funeral for Ozzie Red Elk, 70, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Brown Church, Walters, with Pastor Kent Simpson officiating. 

Mr. Red Elk passed away Wednesday April 11, 2018, with his loving family by his side.

Burial will be at Walters Cemetery under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home.

An overnight wake will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018, at Walters Comanche Community Center.

Ozzie was born Jan. 26, 1948, in Lawton to Elgin and Roberta Red Elk. He grew up in the Walters Community and attended Walters Public Schools and graduated from Winfield High School in Kansas. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Native American Studies. He worked as an Education Program Director for the Comanche Nation and most recently with the Diabetes Program for the Comanche Nation. He enjoyed powwows, photography, OU football, and Thunder basketball. Most of all he loved his children, grandchildren, his brothers and sisters. He was a proud of his heritage being the son of a Code Talker and proud member of the Comanche Nation who loved his Numunu people. 

He is survived by longtime companion Rhonda Karty; his daughters: Tonya Red Elk, Pamela Red Elk-Hernandez and husband Ramon Hernandez, all of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Tracie Red Elk, Palmetto, Fla.; son, Carlton Ozzie Red Elk, Lawton; brothers: Robert Red Elk, Clifford Red Elk, Elgin Red Elk, and Danny Selby; sisters: Florine Dorcas and husband Paul, Walters, Tina Red Elk, Geronimo; grandchildren: Nathan Gonzales, Jalen Serrano, Jaron Serrano, Jennifer Felan, Gracie Red Elk, and Marcus Red Elk; great-grandchildren: Michael, Aiden, Luke, Braiden Jakob, and Layla; aunt, Janeice Bigby; and uncle, Bobby Atchavit.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lindy Red Elk; brother-in-law, Floyd Valdez; sister-in-law, Cindy Red Elk; grandparents, Robert and Charlotte Atchavit. Flora Taunah, Clinton Red Elk.

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