Sam Henry Ahtone

Sam Henry Ahtone

Sam Henry Ahtone, 71, of Madill, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021 at his home in Madill.

He was born on September 4, 1949 in Hugo, to the late Henry

Ahtone and Lucille Wesley. Sam was raised in Hugo and attended Hugo schools until his junior year when he moved to Sulphur, where he graduated high school. While in Sulphur, Sam played baseball and met his high school sweetheart, Donna. The newly married couple moved to Edmond where he would continue to play baseball and receive a bachelor’s degree at Central State College. He later attended Southeastern University where he received his master’s degree.

Sam and Donna had four children together, Sam, Steve, Chandra and Jeri Kaye. Sam would go on to work in public education, teaching in several schools, coaching sports and even working as a principal. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kingston. He enjoyed golfing, watching golf, OU football, sharing recipes with his daughters, attending sports games with his sons, joking with his grandkids as well as spending time and antique hunting with his love, Marjorie.

He is survived by children, Sam Ahtone, Madill, and Steve Ahtone, both of Madill, Chandra Arnold and husband, Brent, Kingston, Jeri Kaye Fernandez and husband, Will, Norman; grandchildren, Hank, Jack, Wesley, Zachary, Sadie, Elias, Lucas and BK; great grandchildren, Carter, Cooper and one on the way; brothers, Homer G. Homer, Chicago, Illinois, Jeral Ahtone, Fort Worth, Texas; sisters, Mary Ahtone, Ada, Fanae “Fannie” Shields, Ardmore, and Life Companion, Marjorie Alsup

A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill.

Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill. Condolences may be sent to

Sulphur Times-Democrat

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