Louis Willis Smoke, 75, of Salina, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born on March 2, 1945 in Kenwood, Oklahoma; the son of Willie and Annie (Wolfe) Smoke. Louis lived in the Kenwood area all of his life and graduated from Haskell Community College. He worked various jobs around the community including building the gym in Wickliffe. He also worked for Peterson’s Welding and Commercial Fabricators. Louis enjoyed working outdoors, drawing, and creating Indian artwork out of wood. He was an avid OU Sooners fan. Above all, Louis loved when his family came to visit him, especially his cousin, Richard Wolfe. He leaves behind many wonderful memories for his family to cherish. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Services for Louis will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020 at Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Richard Budder officiating. Burial will follow at Euwasha Cemetery with Pete Smoke, Damion Berry, Kendall Smoke, Brett Smoke, Brent Smoke, and Louis “Choogie” Smoke serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers will be Raymond Squirrel, Eric Glaude, Joe Hair, Caleb Payne, Robert Payne, Leonard Jumper, and Roger Jumper. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Shipman’s Funeral Home. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
Louis is survived by his wife, Maxine, of the home; sons, Willis Smoke and companion Alma Santos of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Maurice Smoke and wife Carolyn of Jay, Oklahoma, and Russell Smoke and wife Ugoma of Fayetteville, Arkansas; daughter, Nanci and husband Robert Payne of Kenwood, Oklahoma; brother, Charles and wife Betty Smoke of Kenwood, Oklahoma; sisters, Roberta Hair and husband John of Kenwood, Oklahoma and Ella Mae Jumper of Spavinaw, Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Annie; brothers, Johnny and Leonard Smoke; sisters, Nellie Jane Boney and Louise Sullatesskee.
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