Amarbe “M.R.” Pappan Jr., age 51, resident of Ponca City, passed away at his home on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017.
Amarbe was born on Nov. 30, 1966, the son of Amerce Pappan Sr. and Juanell Pappan in Claremore. He grew up in Ponca City and attended Ponca City Schools. Following his education he entered the carpentry industry.
He was married to Dawena Warrior in 1989 and to their marriage they had four children, Trey, Shauna, Cary and Tiaira.
He is survived by his wife, Dawena; two sons, Trey and Cary Pappan, of Ponca City; two daughters, Shauna Pappan, of Tonkawa and Tiara Pappan, of Ponca City; a brother, Eugene Pappan, of Oklahoma City; a sister, Sarah Calls Him, of Tonkawa and seven grandchildren, Ah’naalee, Amarbe IV “Bubba”, Juanell, Andre, Audrina, Alayah and Aiden.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Following the traditional noon feast, the funeral service will be held at the Tonkawa Gymnasium on Sunday, Dec. 24, with burial to follow in Ponca Tribal Cemetery. Arrangements will be under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.
Online condolences may be made to www.gracememorialchapel.net.