HULBERT – Funeral Services for Richard Star (Knoxie) Chuculate will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. at Reed-Culver chapel with Brother Jim Carey and Junior Sierra officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 13, from noon until 6 p.m. at Reed-Culver Funeral home. Online condolences may be left for family at www.reedculver.com. Richard Star (Knoxie) Chuculate, the son of Joseph and Ira (Ballard) Chuculate, was born July 6,1959, in Tahlequah, Okla. Richard was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Nov. 10, 2015, at his home in Hulbert, Okla., with family by his side. Richard was 56 years old. Richard met the love of his life, Patti, in February 1986. They later married on April 26,1996. He was blessed with six children: Tiffani, Jennifer, Kimberly, Michelle, Angela, and Richard Jr. Richard loved to be outside taking care of the Chuculate farm. He was always laughing and cracking jokes. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandbabies. He loved his family dearly and loved the Lord with all his heart. Richard was a deacon of New Hope Baptist Church where he attended for many years. Richard had two big accomplishments in the past year that he and his family were extremely proud of. One was earning his GED. Second, was his last job working for Taylor’s Painting and restoring the Cherokee Nation Courthouse. His laughter and smile will never be forgotten. Richard touched many lives and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Kenneth Chuculate. Richard is survived by a loving family which includes his wife, Patricia Chuculate of the home; five daughters, Tiffani Potter and husband Donnie Potter of Fort Smith, Ark., Jennifer McIntire of Tahlequah, Kimberly Chuculate of Anchorage, Alaska, Michelle Garcia of Stilwell, and Angela Chuculate of Hulbert; one son, Richard Chuculate Jr. and wife Megan Chuculate of Tahlequah; three brothers, Wiley Chuculate and wife Gwen of Wagoner, Joseph Chuculate Jr. and wife Linda of Wagoner, and Dewitt Chuculate of Hulbert; and one sister, Julia Ballard and husband Clyde of Rose. His legacy lives on through his five grandchildren: Cody Potter, Autumn Potter, Kiara Choate, Jasmine Garcia, and Mateo Garcia; and one great-grandchild, Christian Potter. Many nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives also survive him. Pallbearers for Richard include Derek Chuculate, Aaron Chuculate, Terry Patterson, Doug Weese, Clyde Ballard, and Mike Young. Honorary pallbearers include Anthony Bighorse, Kyle Bighorse, Nikki Chuculate, Andrew Lukens, Wiley Chuculate, Joseph Chuculate Jr, Dewitt Chuculate, Julia Ballard and Hendric Turner. Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, 918-456-2551.
Published on  November 13, 2015