|Birth: ||Aug. 29, 1958|
|Death: ||Aug. 4, 2011|
New York, USA
SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. Memorial service for Paul "George" Blackowl, 52, South Glens Falls, N.Y., will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Little Washita United Methodist Church of Fletcher with Mr. William Voelker officiating.
Mr. Blackowl was called home Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, from his earthly home of South Glens Falls.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Aug. 9, in South Glens Falls, under direction of Regan and Denny Mortuary Service, Queensboro, N.Y.
Burial will be in Little Washita KCA Cemetery under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home, Lawton.
George was born Aug. 29, 1958, at the old Lawton Indian Hospital, the beloved son of Bill Blackowl and Wilma Thomas. He lived in the Fletcher/Cyril area until moving to South Glens Falls, N.Y., in 1982, where he has resided for the past 28 years. He married Tammy McCall on April 8, 1978, at the home of his uncle Floyd and aunt Glennas', southeast of Cyril. He was a member of the Comanche Nation and also of Cheyenne, Wichita and Pawnee descent. George was a member of Little Washita United Methodist Church of Fletcher and the Native American Church. He attended Fletcher Elementary, Fletcher Junior High and was a 1976 graduate of Fletcher High School. He worked for a trailer company in Chickasha and Delta Faucet. When George moved to New York, he worked three years delivering furniture for a furniture company, then he worked for Finch-Pryne Paper Mill Company for the past 25 years. As his health began to fade, he was president of the Finch-Pryne Union. In his early years, from 1964-1978, George performed his Native American dances during the summers at Lake George, N.Y., (on the Magic Forrest and Indian Village Stages). George was an expert archer (taught by his uncle) and he also loved to hunt, fish and play golf.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy, of the home in South Glens Falls; three sons: Phillip Paul Blackowl, of New York City; Kyle Thomas Blackowl, of the home; and Michael Craig, of Apache; two grandchildren: Nikolas and Gabrielle Craig, both of Apache; his uncle, Floyd and aunt, Glenna Pekah, whom he affectionately called Uncle and Momma Dean and who had a big part in raising him, of Cyril; a brother, whom he was raised with, Thomas W Keahbone, of Anadarko; an uncle, Alton Parker, Gracemont; his mother-in-law, Sylvia McCall, of South Glens Falls; as well as many other relatives and friends.
George was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Paul and Margaret Thomas; and his sister, Margaret Rose (Bitta) Thomas.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Paul R. Blackowl, 52, passed away on Aug. 4, 2011, unexpectedly at his home.
Born on Aug. 29, 1952, he was the son of the late Wilbur Blackowl and Wilma (Thomas) McClure.
On April 8, 1978, he married Tammy McCall in Cyril, Okla.
Paul was employed at Finch Pruyn & Co., for many years. He was avid golfer and enjoyed watching movies. He enjoyed warm weather and working outdoors.
He enjoyed spending time with his friends. He was also very active in his union, Local 105 and served as secretary at one time.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Margaret Thomas, and his sister, Margaret "Bitta" Thomas.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy (McCall) Blackowl of South Glens Falls; his aunt and uncle, Glenna and Floyd Pekah of Cyril, Okla., and his sons, Kyle Blackowl of South Glens Falls and Phillip Blackowl of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at the Regan & Denny Funeral Home, 94 Saratoga Ave., South Glens Falls.
Those who wish may make donations in Paul's memory may do so to a charity of their choice.
Little Washita Indian Cemetery
Created by: Cokeman2
Record added: Aug 14, 2011
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