A graveside service for Louis Henry McClaflin, Jr., 86, of Chickasha, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2023 in the Verden Cemetery with Reverend Kim Hayes officiating.
Louis Henry McClaflin, Jr., known as Bud, was born December 31, 1936 in Blair, Oklahoma, the son of Louis Henry McClaflin, Sr. and Beulah Fay (Wright) McClaflin. He passed from this life on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 in Chickasha, Oklahoma.
Bud attended school in the Chickasha and Rush Springs area. At 18 years old, he enlisted in the United States Navy before being honorably discharged.
He married Patsy Reid and to this union his four children were born. For a time, he worked as a truckdriver, hauling whiskey in Lawton. He worked for many years in the oilfield, before he got an injury causing him to quit. He then worked in Arizona as a truckdriver again.
From the early 1970’s until her passing around 2000, he was married to Gloria (Terry) McClaflin. He enjoyed fishing and he loved his Coors Lite that he liked to call his “Kool-Aid.” He liked to think of himself as John Wayne and had seen every Western you could think of. He was a stubborn and gruff man; it was his way or no way. He got a kick out of shaking your hand so hard it would bring you to the ground and rubbing his whiskers on you.
Bud was preceded in death by both parents; his wife Gloria; sisters Corinne Lacy and Delphenia Karnes; and brother Robert “Bobby” McClaflin.
Loved ones left to remember him are his daughters Sheila Jackson and husband Shawn of Cement and LeeAnn Alewine and husband Roger of South Carolina; sons Eddie McClaflin and wife Laura of Arizona and Tommy McClaflin of North Carolina; grandchildren and their spouses Kendal and Emily Parks, Eric and Hannah Parks, Autum and Nathan Nichols, Jason and Andrea Summerall, Roy and Lauren Brown, Anthony McClaflin, Danielle Parshall, and Christopher McClaflin; sisters Juanita Clark of Texarkana, Texas and Patsy Rogers of Kingston; many great-grandchildren, with the oldest being Landon “Tator” and the youngest being Ledger; and great-great grandchildren and other extended family and friends.