Jon Buford Cabaniss
Funeral services for Jon Buford Cabaniss, 75, Clinton resident, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Clinton First Christian Church, officiated by Doyle Kinney.
Cabaniss died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Dec. 16, 1938 in Clinton, the son of Buford and Zella Mae (Tackitt) Cabaniss.
He was raised in the Clinton area and baptized on March 21, 1954 in the First Christian Church. Cabaniss graduated from Arapaho High School in 1957.
In December of 1961, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Oklahoma and soon married Miss Corene Dix on June 4, 1966 in Lawton.
They made their home in Lawton, where he worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. He later became self employed as a telecommunications contractor and worked all over the United States and traveled extensively.
He retired in 2004 and settled in Clinton. Cabaniss was a longtime member of the First Christian Church and had also attended the First Church of God.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Corene, of the home; two daughters, Cathy Woodard and her husband, Rick, of Leedey and Cindy Savoie and her husband, Jody, of Clinton; four sons, Bryan Cabaniss and Jeffery Cabaniss and his wife, Susan, both of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Steve Cabaniss, of Arapaho, and Jason Cabaniss, of the home; a brother, Wesley Cabaniss and his wife, Kay, of Clinton; a sister, Linda Berrong and her husband, Eddie, of Weatherford; and his mother-in-law, Lois Dix, of Pauls-Valley.
He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Christopher Cabaniss, Jennifer Mayjoffo, Ryanne Woodward, Randi Woodard, T.J. Savoie, Caleb Savoie, Nate Savoie and Jaylynn Cabaniss and four great-grandchildren, Damian Cabaniss, Domnick Cabaniss, Kaden Ryan and Kenadi Ryan.
Burial will be in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.