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Arlie Ellis "Buddy" STATEN Jr.

1943 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Arlie Ellis "Buddy" STATEN Jr. Obituary
STATEN, Arlie "Buddy" Ellis Jr. 74, died Saturday, November 25, 2017 at home with his family. Buddy was born April 29, 1943, to parents, Arlie E. Staten Sr. and Margaret G. Hagan. He was the sixth of eight children. Buddy was a very talented and active man. He worked on ranches, served in the military, worked for the mines and managed several propane companies. Buddy also taught firearm safety for over 30 years and coached softball. He was a devoted husband and father who loved hunting, fishing, camping and coaching. He was preceded into death by his parents, his two brothers, Barney and Jack; his four sisters, Jean, Lavonne, Bonnie Lou and Judy, the mother of his children, Bonnielynn Staten; one daughter, Christine and his grandson, Keegan. Buddy is survived by his wife, Velma Staten; his brother, Mickey, children, Lea, Royanna (Tom), Neil (Christine) and his stepson, Alton, along with 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 8, 2017 at Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 15950 N. Luckett Rd. in Marana, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Southwest Indian Children's Fund, P.O. Box 906, Broken Arrow, OK 74013. Arrangements entrusted to ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel (742-7901).
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Dec. 3, 2017
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