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Bud Forehand

August 31, 1928 — July 28, 2018

Benjamin Funeral Service Nowata, Oklahoma 918-273-2700...................................

Bud Forehand, 89 went to join his lord on Saturday July 28, 2018 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Nowata, Oklahoma. He was born August 31, 1928 in Byars, Oklahoma to Lee and Ida Luana "Annie" Aldridge Forehand. Bud attended Elementary School in Byars, OK. Until 3rd grade. His family moved to Allen, Ok where he graduated in 1948. Bud joined the National Guard in 1947, then was mobilized into Active duty in the Army on September 1, 1950. He served in the Korean War and 5 days in Japan thru December 1951- March 29, 1952. Traveled thru Panama Canal on the ship to and from Korea. He was discharged with the rank of corporal on April 21, 1952.
Bud came to Nowata upon leaving the Army where his parents had recently moved. Bud's family was farmers and harvesters throughout his life. Bud traveled with his brothers working various jobs, such as oilfields until becoming employed by Reda Pump, where he retired in 1990. Shortly after being employed by Reda Pump he met the love of his life Norma Evelyn Workman. They were married on March 21, 1953 at First Baptist Church of Bartlesville.
Bud had many hobbies including playing poker, dominoes, chess, checkers or even a game of billiards. He also loved fishing, camping and hunting. Bud was an Ironmen Football Fan and could be seen standing on the fence line at all the games. Bud also enjoyed going to automobile Auctions.
Bud was a born again Christian and member of the First Baptist Church of Nowata. Bud loved Family near or far. Bud lived with integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, caring, sharing and was never judgmental.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, loving wife Norma Evelyn (Workman) Forehand, a son Babe Forehand, a daughter Joyce Marie Forehand. One granddaughter Sara Nicole Forehand, one grandson Terry Lee Reeder II. Siblings and spouses include Gladyce & Calvin Putman, Alice & Gil Reddick, Edith and Richard Hively, Viola and Don Reynolds, Raymond & Trixie Forehand, Calvin and Mildred Forehand, TH and Barbara Forehand, Delbert Forehand.
Bud is survived by three children, Dianna Jefferies, Coffeyville, Kansas, Russell Forehand & Spouse Darlene, Clarksville, AR. and Becky Forehand-Reeder & spouse Terry of Nowata, OK. Grandchildren include Richard Forehand Coffeyville, KS, Susan & Marc Sutton, Dewey, OK, Jennifer & Seth Jones of Bountiful, UT, Jason & Katherine Forehand of Nowata, OK, Elizabeth Forehand of Nowata, OK, Shaunlie Forehand of Nowata, OK, Benjamin Forehand of Nowata, Rachell Andrus of Coffeyville, KS. 24 great grandchildren and 12 great, great grandchildren.

Visitation Details

Friday, August 3rd, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Nowata First Baptist Church

Service Details

Friday, August 3rd, 2018 2:00pm, First Baptist Church - Nowata

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