Walter 'Buddy Dees' Apken
PARK HILLS – Walter 'Buddy Dees' W. Apken III of Desloge passed away suddenly December 23, 2020, at the age of 74 years. He was born May 24, 1946, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Mary Apken, his sister, Betty Coffey and two great-grandchildren.
Buddy served his country as a member of the US Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. His passion in life was his love of music and entertaining. He was well known as Buddy Dees of Buddy Dees and the Cruisers.
Buddy is survived by his wife, Linda; six children, Cindi Reeves, Lisa (Lawrence) Montz, Lauri (Ray) Cella, Leslie (Stephen) Pokorski, Walter Apken, and Matthew Apken; special friends, Dwight (Sherryl) Clements, and Dude (Diane) Brown. He will be greatly missed by his family and a multitude of friends and acquaintances.
A memorial fund has been set up in his name to help his family with the financial struggles due to his sudden passing. Any monetary gifts are greatly appreciated. GoFundMe.com. Family served by Coplin Funeral Home.