John T. Moncravie Jr., 76, of Fayetteville, Ark., passed away on May 15, 2013. He was born on August 16, 1936 in Tulsa.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelia Pettus and John T. Moncravie; and brother, Christopher Moncravie.

He is survived by his sons, John T. Moncravie, III, Michael Moncravie, Philip Moncravie, George Moncravie and wife, Kathy, and Peter Moncravie; his daughters, Elizabeth Moncravie and Katherine Harber and husband Chuck; his sisters, Mary Kathryn Lewis and Clementine Moncravie. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren; two nieces, and dear friend, Virginia and family, as well as many friends.

John served his country in the United States Air Force, retiring to Fayetteville with his family in 1976. After his military service, John continued his education at the University of Arkansas, continued traveling and driving "big rigs" across the country.

John’s passion as an Osage researcher led him to become a historian and philanthropist. Most notable was his Research Fellowship work with Dr. J.W. Wiggins at the Sequoyah National Research Center at ULAR.

A private service with family and close friends was held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

A memorial service honoring John will be held on Aug. 17, 2013 in Pawhuska.

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