John H. Plumleigh, 85, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Jan. 22, in the Foraker Cemetery with the Rev. David Downing officiating.

Pallbearers will be Joe Vaden Jr., Jon Fulsom, Jake Fulsom, Shane Yozzo, Alex Eubank, Jesse Cooper, Mark Yozzo and Jason Morris. Honorary pallbearers will be John Israel, Sonny Witson, Ray Hall, Bud Kendrick, Howard Engel and Meb Bethel.

McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

John is survived by his children, Teresa Vaden of Wynona; Johnnie Yozzo and husband, Mark, of Tulsa; Cheryl Fulsom of Cedar Vale, Kan.; Sue Plumleigh of Wynona; Rick Plumleigh of Wynona; and Carrie Morris and husband, Jason, of Barnsdall. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, his nephew Howard Engel, his niece Mardi Shores, and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends, including his constant companion, Mister Mite.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Mickie, his parents, one brother and five sisters.

John was born and raised in Foraker on April 22, 1928 to John Winthrop Plumleigh and Lillie Mable Bogle. John married Mickie Tincher on Oct. 13, 1949 in Bartlesville. From this union they raised six children of their own and their home was always open to numerous children who lived in their home throughout the years. In his early years, John was a cowboy on the Lohman Ranch and Barton Ranch. As his family grew, he became a truck driver and drove for several oil companies, retiring from Koch in 1991. After his retirement, he went to work part-time as as truck driver and school bus driver. However, his first love was being a cowboy and spending time with his family, friends and traveling with his one and only love, his wife, Mickie.