John Thomas “J.T.” Stuckey went to dwell in the house of the Lord on August 10, 2021. He was born on September 19, 1933 to Mary Patsy (Kennedy) and Willis Stuckey in Wetumka, Oklahoma. J.T. went to school in Fairview, lettering in baseball and football. He was baptized in the early 1960’s and was a member of Freewill Baptist Church at Wetumka and Barnsdall.
He married Dolly Newton in 1952 and during their marriage of many years, they had two beautiful daughters, Angela and LaDonna.
On August 22, 1990, he and Kelly married in Cleveland, Oklahoma. Through almost 31 years of marriage her daughters Donna, Rhonda and Teresa became his and his became hers.
His career journey took a part in pipeline, road construction, oilfield and with the Housing Authority of Osage County in Pawhuska where his work life ended and a life of many years of fun began.
J.T. loved country, western, gospel and bluegrass music. Without a doubt, his happiest times were spent playing guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo and singing. He even tried to play the drums, but Kelly and Angela strongly discouraged him from that difficult challenge to the ear. Kelly always encouraged him to go whenever and wherever his favorite music was being played. They traveled many miles and lost many hours of sleep, but they met some wonderful people over the years. Whenever possible, Angela traveled right along with her Daddy. J.T. was a member of Kansas Old time Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers, and cherished those fun filled years of precious memories.
J.T. did not like to be alone, mainly because there was no one to tell a story to. He enjoyed being with people and was never too tired or sick to tease and trick those around him. Always ready and willing to tell a story or two or three about his love of playing music, singing, horseback riding, roping experiences with his work and oh the tales he could tell on his brothers and friends. Countless hours of playing dominoes, Mexican train, farkle, bingo, and hand and foot was surely to increase the concerns of playing fair vs cheating.
J.T. especially loved having the great grandkids around and keeping him busy. A couple of years ago, he purchased a golf cart, lovingly nick named “the Jeep”, and he loved taking the great grands for rides around the apartment complex. J.T. was also head over heels for the fur grandbabies and would dog sit whenever a chance arose. With special treats, a reserved spot on his lap for much needed naps and of course the rides in the jeep, too.
He was an active member of the Church of the Nazarene in Pawhuska and enjoyed playing his bass of guitar in showing his love for the Lord.
J.T. is survived by his loving wife Kelly; daughters Donna McCally and husband, Tim, of Pawhuska, Rhonda Shackle and husband, Paul, of Sand Springs, and Teresa Ellis and late husband, R.B., of Mannford. J.T. had 12 wonderful grandchildren and 3 or 4 handfuls and still counting of great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Glen, Earnest and Dennis, sister Mildred and daughters LaDonna and Angela.
Services will be held Thursday, August 12, 10:00AM, at the Church of the Nazarene in Pawhuska. Life streaming of the service may be viewed via Facebook on the Kendrick McCartney Johnson Funeral Home page. Interment will follow at 2:00PM in the Wetumka Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Church of the Nazarene, PO Box 995, Pawhuska, OK 74056 or The Ben Johnson Cowboy Museum, 201 E 6th, Pawhuska, OK 74056. firstname.lastname@example.org, 918-287-9922.
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