Burgess Charles “Charlie” Primeaux passed peacefully at his new home in El Reno, Oklahoma to his eternal home on the beautiful spring morning of May 16, 2019. He was born on November 18, 1947 in Pawnee, Oklahoma to Burgess Primeaux and Virginia Wabaunsee Primeaux. He was the grandson of the late Lamont and Rozanna Delodge Primeaux and William Wabaunsee and Rose Pipestem. In March of 1971 Charlie married his wife Freda Ann Roman Nose and through their union they had four children, Burgess Fred, Patrick Kirk, Alison Lynn, and Jennifer Riggles. Charlie also took the role of father to many of his nieces and nephews whom he deeply cared for.
Charlie was a proud member of the Ponca Tribe where he served several terms throughout the years as a council member and as a healthcare administrator. He was also Osage and Prairie Band Potawatomi and loved his people and cultural ways. For a number of years he danced in the Ponca Hethuska and Osage Inlonshka dances until his health stopped him. In 1974 he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern State University and attempted a master’s degree coming up just short a few hours. While living in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Charlie became an ordained deacon and served many churches in this capacity. He had a love for sports, for Oklahoma Sooner Football and for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
He is survived by his son Patrick Kirk, daughters, Alison Lynn, and Jennifer Riggles; his grandchildren, Kaleb Vaughn and Tarrah Fallon “Jean” Primeaux; Chandler Ashton, Logan Reece, and Paige Kristen Primeaux; Jacob Samuel Henry Sleeper, Akira Clark; Jalen Evan, Shelby Danielle, Madison Grace, and Jude Easton Black; Aidon Zachary and Annabelle Mae Riggles, Zachary Lloyd and Kelly Albert Dunn; and two great-grandchildren, Brielle Joan and Theoden Grey Primeaux. He is also survived by his loving siblings Kathleen Leadingfox, Lora Taheri, Mike Primeaux, Paul “Duncan” Primeaux, and his baby sister Angela Primeaux.
Charlie is preceded in death by his father, beloved mother, wife, son Burgess, and a sister and many other relatives. He will be put to rest in Grayhorse cemetery, close to his mother and the dance arbor so he can always hear the June dances.
Services were held Monday with the Indian service being held at 8 a.m. with Eddie RedEagle Jr. officiating and the traditional service was held at 10 a.m. with Rev. Lynn Eaves officiating, both services were held in the Grayhorse Chapel, Grayhorse, Oklahoma. Burial followed in the Grayhorse Cemetery, Grayhorse, Oklahoma, services were entrusted to the Poteet Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Friends can leave a memory for the family at www.poteetfuneralhome.com