Charles Elliot "Bone" Burgess

December 14, 1953 ~ January 21, 2022 (age 68)


Charles Elliot "Bone" Burgess, age 68 and a life-long resident of the Wolf, Oklahoma area, passed away at his cousin’s home in Sasakwa, Oklahoma on January 21, 2022 under the care of Kindful Hospice of Ada, Oklahoma.

Bone will be taken at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 23, 2022 to the family home located at 127 S. Olive St. in Sasakwa for viewing.  A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at the Seminole Indian Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa, Oklahoma.  Rev. Kellos Walker will officiate, and casket bearers are Aeryk Deere, Jonas Carpitcher, Jeffrey Beck, Rick Ginn, Dustin Ginn, and Claude Burgess.  Honorary bearers are Tyler Ginn, Josh Ginn, and Junior Ginn.

Bone was born December 14, 1953 in Wewoka, Oklahoma to Alexander Burgess and Joanna (Harjo) Burgess.  He married Joyce Harjo, and he was a construction worker.  Bone loved his family very much.  He loved the peace and quiet of the church grounds. He also loved Elvis Presley music, and native church hymns.  Bone loved to joke around, and you never knew if he was serious or not.

He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Beck of Sasakwa, and James Beck and wife, Corinna of Lawton, Oklahoma; one daughter, Arieona Harjo of Wolf; one brother, Claude Burgess of Seminole, Oklahoma; three sisters, Marcella Bryant of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Joammie Wood of Seminole, and Gwen Warrenburg of South Dakota; and one granddaughter, Zayvrianna Harjo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joyce Harjo; three brothers, George “DoDo” Burgess, Samuel Harrison, and “Big Boy”; and two sisters, Nita Kay Jacobs and Baby Girl Burgess.

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January 23, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Family Home
127 S. Olive St.
Sasakwa, OK 74867

Graveside Service with Military Honors
January 25, 2022

2:00 PM
Seminole Indian Baptist Church Cemetery
East of Town
Konawa, OK 74849

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