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Buddy Leo Wall

Born: 12/21/1939

Died: 1/8/2008

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Buddy Leo Wall, 68, of Springdale, Arkansas, passed away January 8, 2008. He was born December 21, 1939, in Talihina to David and Patsy Doyle Wall of Whitesboro, Oklahoma.

Buddy married Jerline Bacon at a young age and worked at a sawmill in Leflore County. As part of the BIA Relocation program, he worked for Time Magazine in Chicago, moved on to the swimming pool business in Hollywood, California, and eventually settled on a longtime career as a steel fabricator/welder in Tulsa and Springdale. In 1974, he was the President of the Choctaw/Chickasaw Alliance, an organization involved with the Oklahoma Clean Water Act. He was most fulfilled as an alcohol/drug counselor at Decision Point in Springdale which contributed to his being clean and sober the last 17 years of his precious life. He enjoyed watching sports on television, a good hamburger and Elvis.

We will miss the twinkle in his eye, his baritone laughter, and encouraging words. His hero was Jesus Christ and a prayer chapel will be erected as a memorial to his work for the Lord.

Survivors include his mother, Pat Presfield of Springdale; children, Patsy Jo Eyachabbe and husband Curtis, Buddy G. Wall and wife Annette, and Ted L. Wall, all of the Tulsa area; three grandsons, two great-grandchildren, seven brothers, two sisters, two aunts, two uncles, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.