Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Robert H. Sockey

Born: 3/19/1915

Died: 1/3/1989

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Choctaw Robert H. Sockey (Bob), passed away January 3, 1989 Near Bokoshe at the age of 73.

He was born March 19, 1915 at Bokoshe, Oklahoma. He attended grade school at the Jones Academy Indian School, Hartshorne, Oklahoma. He attended High School at Panama, Oklahoma for two years before joining the Civilian Consecration Corps, Indian Division Five Civilized Tribes at Bull Hollow Camp, Oklahoma.

He served with Company I of the 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Division during World War II.

Services were held at the Freewill Baptist Church in Panama with Reverend Carl G. Pugh officiating. Burial was in the Johnico Indian Cemetery west of Panama. He was very active in community affairs.

He is survived by one sister, Evalena W. Garrison of Woodward, Oklahoma; three brothers, Elza of Hackensack, New Jersey, Reuben L. of Tuskahoma, Clennon e. of Mudlrow and several nieces and nephews.