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Lonnie Benjamin Enkey
Paper: Tahlequah Daily Press (OK)
Aug 31, 1929 - Nov 6, 2011
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Deceased: Lonnie Benjamin Enkey
Date: November 11, 2011
TAHLEQUAH — Lonnie Benjamin Enkey
Lonnie Benjamin Enkey was born Aug. 31, 1929, in Leach, the
second child of Claude Argalia and Olive Freeman Enkey.
He was a lifelong resident of the Clear Creek area near Hulbert.
Lon worked for the M.J. Lee Construction Company for 26 years,
retiring in 1998.
His occupations varied throughout his life, from crop harvesting
in California and wheat harvesting across Oklahoma and Kansas in
his early years, to operating heavy equipment and mechanic
working as a mechanic.
He ran a farm and became the shop superintendent. He was in
charge of overseeing all maintenance and repairs of the bridge
building equipment for M. J. Lee Construction until retirement.
He was a devoted church member of the Prairie View Pentecostal
Holiness Church for over 40 years. Lon died early Sunday, Nov.
6, 2011 at his home, at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 6
He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Mary Burch
Enkey, who died in February of 2000; son, Ronnie Krieg, who died
in Vietnam in July of 1971; and sister, Opal Willis, who died in
He is survived by his children, Deborah Ann Sumrall of Broken
Arrow, Ruby Krieg Danson of Hulbert and Jeffrey Glen Enkey of
Hulbert; his younger siblings, Zona Siler of Wagoner, Bill Enkey
of Peggs, Alzada Burch of Wagoner and Sam D. Enkey of Pensacola,
Fla.; and nine grandchildren, Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Prairie
View Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Officiating were the Rev. Joe Burrows, the Rev. L. J. Evers, and
Mr. Jack Lee. Pallbearers were Brian Enkey, Lonnie Enkey, Eric
Teehee, David Enkey, Randy Burch and Brigham Enkey. Honorary
pallbearers were Buz Burch, Larry Rogers and DeWayne Rogers.
Interment was in Pioneer Cemetery in Wagoner.
Online condolences may be left at www.mallettfuneralhome.com.
Mallett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 466, Wagoner, Okla., 74477, (918)
Copyright 2011, Tahlequah Daily Press / Community Newspaper
Holdings, Inc. (CNHI). All Rights Reserved.
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