Philip Buckmaster

Obituaries in Ardmore, OK | The Daily Ardmoreite
Obituaries in Ardmore, OK | The Daily Ardmoreite

Philip Clay Buckmaster was born November 23, 1952 to Wanda Marie (Swadley) and Albert Franklin Buckmaster in Checotah, OK. He passed from this life on November 21, 2021 at the age of 68.

Phil was reared on a farm outside Checotah in a close-knit, loving family. He and his three younger sisters were taught the importance of hard work, honesty, service to others, and faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Phil was a graduate of Checotah High School class of 1971. Upon graduation he attended OSU, then transferred to THE University of Oklahoma where he received a Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering degree. Phil supplemented his scholarship with summer jobs, including door-to-door Bible salesman, 18-wheel truck driver, carpenter, and offshore oil rig worker. He could do anything he set his mind to.

On September 2, 1978, Phil married Jerri Tyson in Oklahoma City, OK. They were active members of Quail Springs Baptist for 21 years where Phil served as a deacon before moving to Ardmore. One of Phil's happiest days was when he found out he was a Daddy. There was no one or anything he was more proud of than to be Preston's dad.

Phil and Jerri met during their employment at Kerr-McGee. Phil worked for various other oil and gas companies after OU; jobs that took him to a stint in Louisiana, Algeria, Dallas, Houston, and finally to Ardmore. The last 7 ½ years Phil and Jerri have again worked at the same company, Ardmore Production & Exploration Co. Phil made good friends everywhere he went – work, church, Scouts, and 4-H. He never met a stranger. Family and church were his foundation. If you ever talked to Phil for more than 15 minutes (which would be a short conversation for Phil), he would ask "Have you accepted Jesus Christ?" If not, he would share his Lord and Savior. If yes, he would ask if you were active in a church and invite you to his.

Phil enjoyed camping, hunting, outdoor cooking, and made the best chili ever. Mr. B (as most people know him) jumped into Scouting with both feet when Preston became a Cub Scout – Cubmaster, Day Camp Director for years, National Camp School Training Staff, Founder and Scoutmaster of Troop 3, Camp Simpson summer staff, Wood Badge (Owl) and Silver Beaver recipient. When his granddaughter became involved in 4-H, Mr. B immediately signed up as a volunteer. For the last few years Mr. B was a FBC sponsor at Falls Creek. His last act of love for the youth of FBC was to haul as many of his granddaughter's friends with her to Sunday and Wednesday church - in the Jeep, then the RV, then the church van. He loved to mentor young men and women, instilling in them the potential greatness God has planned for their lives.

Phil was preceded in death by his mother Wanda Buckmaster, sister Joanie Mowery, nephew Scott Caldwell, and niece Kristen Wallace. He is survived by his wife Jerri Buckmaster of the home; son Preston Buckmaster and Laura Carrigan of Durant; granddaughter Ashton Buckmaster of Dickson; father Albert Buckmaster of Yukon; sister Jan Stewart (Jack) of Yukon, and Jeannie Caldwell and her husband Mike of Shawnee; 8 beautiful nieces and their families; along with the many Boy Scouts and youth that he claimed as his own.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 2nd at 4:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Ardmore with Dr. Alton Fannin officiating. Memorials in Phil's name can be made to the First Baptist Church of Ardmore's Falls Creek Scholarships or Legacy Fund. Online condolences can be made at www.craddockfuneralhome.com

Posted online on November 27, 2021

Published in Daily Ardmoreite

Obituaries in Ardmore, OK | The Daily Ardmoreite
Obituaries in Ardmore, OK | The Daily Ardmoreite

Philip Buckmaster

Philip Clay Buckmaster was born November 23, 1952 to Wanda Marie (Swadley) and Albert Franklin Buckmaster in Checotah, OK. He passed from this life on November 21, 2021 at the age of 68.

Phil was reared on a farm outside Checotah in a close-knit, loving family. He and his three younger sisters were taught the importance of hard work, honesty, service to others, and faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Phil was a graduate of Checotah High School class of 1971. Upon graduation he attended OSU, then transferred to THE University of Oklahoma where he received a Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering degree. Phil supplemented his scholarship with summer jobs, including door-to-door Bible salesman, 18-wheel truck driver, carpenter, and offshore oil rig worker. He could do anything he set his mind to.

On September 2, 1978, Phil married Jerri Tyson in Oklahoma City, OK. They were active members of Quail Springs Baptist for 21 years where Phil served as a deacon before moving to Ardmore. One of Phil's happiest days was when he found out he was a Daddy. There was no one or anything he was more proud of than to be Preston's dad.

Phil and Jerri met during their employment at Kerr-McGee. Phil worked for various other oil and gas companies after OU; jobs that took him to a stint in Louisiana, Algeria, Dallas, Houston, and finally to Ardmore. The last 7 ½ years Phil and Jerri have again worked at the same company, Ardmore Production & Exploration Co. Phil made good friends everywhere he went – work, church, Scouts, and 4-H. He never met a stranger. Family and church were his foundation. If you ever talked to Phil for more than 15 minutes (which would be a short conversation for Phil), he would ask "Have you accepted Jesus Christ?" If not, he would share his Lord and Savior. If yes, he would ask if you were active in a church and invite you to his.

Phil enjoyed camping, hunting, outdoor cooking, and made the best chili ever. Mr. B (as most people know him) jumped into Scouting with both feet when Preston became a Cub Scout – Cubmaster, Day Camp Director for years, National Camp School Training Staff, Founder and Scoutmaster of Troop 3, Camp Simpson summer staff, Wood Badge (Owl) and Silver Beaver recipient. When his granddaughter became involved in 4-H, Mr. B immediately signed up as a volunteer. For the last few years Mr. B was a FBC sponsor at Falls Creek. His last act of love for the youth of FBC was to haul as many of his granddaughter's friends with her to Sunday and Wednesday church - in the Jeep, then the RV, then the church van. He loved to mentor young men and women, instilling in them the potential greatness God has planned for their lives.

Phil was preceded in death by his mother Wanda Buckmaster, sister Joanie Mowery, nephew Scott Caldwell, and niece Kristen Wallace. He is survived by his wife Jerri Buckmaster of the home; son Preston Buckmaster and Laura Carrigan of Durant; granddaughter Ashton Buckmaster of Dickson; father Albert Buckmaster of Yukon; sister Jan Stewart (Jack) of Yukon, and Jeannie Caldwell and her husband Mike of Shawnee; 8 beautiful nieces and their families; along with the many Boy Scouts and youth that he claimed as his own.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 2nd at 4:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Ardmore with Dr. Alton Fannin officiating. Memorials in Phil's name can be made to the First Baptist Church of Ardmore's Falls Creek Scholarships or Legacy Fund. Online condolences can be made at www.craddockfuneralhome.com

Posted online on November 27, 2021

Published in Daily Ardmoreite