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David Teehee

October 13, 1936 — September 3, 2022

Funeral Service for David Teehee, 85, of Vian, Oklahoma will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at Redbird Smith Ceremonial Grounds in Vian, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Redbird Smith Cemetery in Vian, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

He was born on October 13, 1936 in Gore, Oklahoma to Rosella (Waters) Teehee and Charlie Teehee and passed away on September 3, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was married to Nan Teehee. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the NightHawk Society. Dave was the chief at Redbird Smith Ceremonial Grounds for 28 years. He took great pride in continuing our ways. He traveled to many grounds to help, knowing the struggle and hard work it is to keep a ground going. He would always remind our members to not cut corners and do things the way our grandpas done before us. Dave had one special best friend in Chippy. He always brought a smile and joy in his every day. He loved all kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, nieces, nephews and all extended. Dave had many friends and never knew a stranger. With his contagious smile and laugh, he welcomed each person with conversation. He never laid a judgmental eye. In this time of his passing, he’s telling us all to remember this is the moment to celebrate. Celebrate his long lived life. Don’t cry, be happy that he has been reunited with the loved ones that went before him. Family and friends, we’ve all come together now. This is what he wanted. Let’s stay together and continue to make him proud.

Survivors are:

wife, Nan Teehee of the home;

1 daughter, Nellie Teehee of Colcord, OK;

5 sons, Darryl Hammer of the home, JD Teehee and Dawn of Vian, OK, Noah Teehee and Tracy of Stilwell, OK, James Teehee and Brenda of Tahlequah, OK and Martin Teehee of Tahlequah, OK;

numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, William “Chippy” Wacoche and Lucas “Boogz” White;

1 sister, Nina Gaines of Tulsa, OK;

and numerous other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Teehee and Rosella Waters Tehee; and his siblings, Johnson, Ninun, Lorene, Opal, Dave and Raymond.

Active Pallbearers will be Bunka Gray, Cole Teehee, Niko Tiger, Aaron Wacoche, Braven Mounce and Aaron Tiger.

Honorary Pallbearers will be members of Redbird Smith Ceremonial Ground.

Wake will be starting at 5:00 PM Tuesday at Redbird Smith Ceremonial Grounds in Vian, OK.

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