Corbett WalkingSky, 60, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at the Dallas Regional Medical Center in Mesquite, Texas, following a brief illness.
He leaves his wife of 40 years, Della Beaver WalkingSky, his daughters: Vera WalkingSky-Moreno, and husband, Jose’ Moreno Jr; DeeAnne WalkingSky and husband, Raymond Williamson Jr; Alexandra WalkingSky and fiance’, Corey Collins; and Lesley WalkingSky. Aunt, Molly WalkingSky; sister, Cecelia Preslopski, and husband, Alexander; brother, Preston WalkingSky, and wife, Jewel; sister, Dorthea Blueback; brother, Woolsey WalkingSky, and wife, Marilyn; sister, Kay WalkingSky; brother, Paul White and wife, Valerie; granddaughter, Dezaray Williamson. Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
The son of the late Owen and Pearl (White) WalkingSky, he was preceded in death by brother, Alexander WalkingSky; and sister, Vera WalkingSky.
Born on Feb. 26, 1957, in Enid, raised in Ponca City. He was a proud member of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma.
Corbett graduated from Chilocco High School in 1975. He went on to receive his Associates Degree from Haskell Indian Junior College in Automotive Mechanics in 1977. He met his wife, Della Beaver, while he attended Haskell and married in 1977.
He was employed as an automotive mechanic in his early years. He later became a driver delivering auto supplies. He enjoyed listening to all genres of music, especially Elvis Presley. He loved to go eat at various restaurants. His passion was spending time with his family.
Honorary casket bearers are Preston WalkingSky, Woolsey WalkingSky, Paul White, Ted Grant, Raymond Williamson Jr, and Xavier Ruiz.
Casket.bearers are Owen Lee Hawzipta, Alexander Hawzipta, Michael Preslopski, Kelly Jones, Owen Jones, Jose’ Moreno Jr. and Corey Collins.
Viewing will begin at 3 p.m. Wake service will be held Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at Otoe-Missouria Tribal Complex in Red Rock. Thomas Morris will officiate. A traditional ceremony with meal will be held at the same location Wednesday, Oct. 11, at noon. Burial will be in the Otoe-Missouria Cemetary. Services are under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel of Ponca City.