James Carl Burggraf, of Quapaw, Okla., passed away Friday, Nov.
30, 2012, at Integris Baptist Regional Hospital in Miami. He was
Mr. Burggraf was born Jan. 2, 1927, in Picher, Okla., to Ed and
Lola (Hodge) Burggraf. He lived in Quapaw most of his life and
was a bus driver for Northeast Oklahoma Vo Tech for Quapaw
Schools and was a truck driver for Yellow Freight Co. in
Baxter Springs, Kan. He was assistant fire chief for Quapaw
Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Quapaw Alumni
Association, First United Methodist Church, of Quapaw, Miami
Lodge No. 140 AF&AM, Miami Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Past
Worshipful Master Ottawa Lodge No. 492 Quapaw, Tulsa Scottish
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence Burggraf,
Jerry Burggraf and Tim Key; and a sister, Pat Els.
He married Martha Jean Randall May 14, 1946, in Baxter Springs.
She survives of the home.
Also surviving is a son, Randy Burggraf, of Wetumka, Okla.; a
daughter, Sandy Burggraf, of Tulsa, Okla.; an adopted daughter,
Donna Sunday; two brothers, Larry Burggraf, of Prairie Village,
Kan., and Jim Key, of Sacramento, Calif.; and four sisters, Doris
Brewer, of Tulsa, Bonnie Anderson, of Galena, Kan., Carlene
Trout, of Farmington, N.M., and Carol Jones, of Springfield, Mo.
Funeral service were Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. at the Paul
Thomas Funeral Home in Miami. Rev. Furan Jackson will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Jack Buttram, Jimmy Buttram, Gus Burggraf,
Larry Kelley, Phillip Burggraf and Eric Burggraf. Honorary
pallbearers will be Dabney Smith, Joe Smith, Marshall Smith, Pat
Harryman, Jerry Buttram and Johnny Buttram. Interment will be in
G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami. Masonic Rites will be conducted by
Miami Lodge No. 140 AF&AM.