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Graveside funeral service for Michael Tsonetokoy, age 68 of Chickasha, Oklahoma, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in the Fairlawn Cemetery. Pastor Kim Hayes will officiate.

Michael was born the son of John Cockrell and Olivia Tsonetokoy Cockrell on August 13, 1947 in Bronx, New York. He died on May 21, 2016 at his home in Chickasha.

Michael married Stephanie Burr in 1980. They lived in Lawton for six years before moving to Chickasha. He graduated from Cameron University in 1985. He worked as groundskeeper at Lawton Municipal Golf Course commuting back and forth from Chickasha. Michael then worked as a campus security officer at USAO until retirement. After retirement, he worked on weekends at Campus Corner. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. He had an infectious smile, laugh, and never met a stranger.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; aunts and uncles; son Michael "Isaac" Tsonetokoy.

Survivors include his wife Stephanie of Chickasha; daughter Mary Tsonetokoy of Norman; son Micah Tsonetokoy of Chickasha; son and daughter-in-law Matthew and Anne Tsonetokoy of Chickasha; daughter and son-in-law Magdalene and Blain Perry of Chickasha; granddaughter Kaylani Perry of Chickasha.

Service will be under the direction of the McRay Funeral Home.
Published on May 23, 2016
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