April 15, 1937 - Nov 3, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Buddy (Walter) Randolph Droze entered into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Buddy was born April 15, 1937, to Edith Hurst Droze & Chester Droze in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Will Rogers H.S. in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and attended college in Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Judith Graf; and brother, Warren Droze. He is survived by his wife, Cherryal Droze; daughters, Kerry Lynne Sloan and Wendy Rene Sledd; son, Joseph Randolph Droze; and six grandchildren. Buddy was an appliance and furniture salesman for many years prior to purchasing and operating Starbucks Amusement Center. He had a lifelong love for billiards and played some of the top players of the game. Buddy loved all sports and was a natural comedian, entertaining family and friends at every opportunity. He was a member and deacon of Covenant Presbyterian Church, and he loved greeting members and guests at the door. He also thoroughly enjoyed his duties as an usher at the church and arrived early to make the coffee. His favorite subject was his wife, the love of his life. His love for her was shown in many ways. Whether she was on a trip to see her parents or on a trip with a friend, Buddy left treasures for Cherry to find on her return. Sometimes they were love letters, sometimes jewelry or beautiful flowers, all of which had special meaning to Cherry. He also took her dancing, one of their favorite activities together. Buddy's love was evidenced through his being a true servant of Christ, in his generosity to others and the way he treated his family, guests and even strangers like royalty. Buddy and Cherryal were sweethearts and soul mates. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Buddy's name to the American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, New York, NY 10023.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 11, 2012