A celebration of Joseph Erle Buben will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 7, 2018, at Primrose Funeral Service in Norman, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home, Healdton, Okla.  Joe was born in Duncan, Okla., to Louis and Myra Buben on Feb. 16, 1937.  He passed away on Wednesday May 2, 2018, at his home at the Brookdale Assisted Living Center in Norman where he was cared for by a team of compassionate caregivers — our angels to whom we are eternally grateful.
Joe had a grand sense of humor and was a gifted artist and a gifted grandpa.  He loved to golf and fish and pull passionately for the Oklahoma Sooners. Joe was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters:  Vern, Paul, Lynn, Howard, Wilma, Helen, Margie, and Jean. Survivors include his son, Jack Buben of Edmond, his daughter Sherri Coale and her husband Dane of Norman, his daughter Tracy Dunn of Oklahoma City, and his daughter Tammy Walker and her husband Scott, of Choctaw. Joe had 6 grandchildren: Colton Coale and his wife Morgan of Norman, Chandler Coale of Norman, Dillon Walker and his wife Shauna of Yukon, Heath Dunn and his wife Hadlie of Ardmore, Jackson Buben of Edmond, and Jaycie Buben of Edmond.
 Joe was a believer and a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. Anyone wishing to memorialize his life can do so by making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6601 Broadway Extension, Suite 120, Oklahoma City, OK, 73116 or by going online at www.alz.org/oklahoma/.
Family visitation will begin at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Roberts Funeral Home in Healdton
You may send your condolences online to www.robertsfuneralhomes.us.