Graveside services for Paul Lawrence Panther, 58, of Tulsa, OK, were held Monday, December 28, 2020 at Charley Cemetery in Sperry, OK. Eric Wensman and Chiefy Tiger officiated. Casket bearers were Josh Pearson, Jake Mead, Victor Gardner, Tate Wisdom, Norman Panther and Antoine Thomas.
Paul was born August 24, 1962 in Claremore, OK to Antoine John, Sr., and Dorothy Mae (Washington) Panther. He passed away December 24, 2020 in Tulsa, OK.
Paul worked as a forklift driver for the Port of Catoosa for several years. He was a member of the Native American Church. The most important part of Paul’s life was his son’s accomplishment of graduating from high school. He loved his son, Ryan and his daughter, Kaylee with his whole heart. They were his life.
He is survived by his wife, Sonia Panther of Mineral Wells, TX; son, Ryan of Mineral Wells, TX; daughter, Kaylee of Mineral Wells, TX; mother, Dorothy Panther of Tulsa; sisters, Amy Kvistad of North Chicago, IL, Barbara Wisdom of White Oak, Susan Cole and husband, J.D. of Barnsdall, and Mary Panther of Tulsa; brothers, Russell Panther and wife, Sue of Midwest City, Norman B. Panther of Pine Bluff, AR, and Willie Panther of Miami; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Antoine John Panther, Sr.; brother, Antoine John Panther, Jr.; sister, Linda Stevens; paternal grandmother, Amy Greenbeck; and maternal grandmother, Cordelia Tyner Washington.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.
Online condolences to the family can be made at johnsonsperry.com.