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Gary Luellen

November 10, 1957 — February 12, 2022

Gary Lee Luellen was born in O'ahu, Hawaii on November 11, 1957 to Charles and Anna (Redeagle) Luellen.
He passed away on February 12, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his loving wife by his side.
Gary grew up in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He was part of a large family with four brothers and two sisters.
He was the middle son of seven children.
Gary was active in high school. He went to Boys State right before his senior year. He also loved sports
and was a great football player and was even scouted by Oklahoma State University until he blew his knee
out in his final high school game. He loved reminiscing with his high school buddies about the good 'ole
He went to Northeastern State University for one year before enlisting in the army where he committed
himself to three years of active duty. He was stationed in Germany. After that he served in the National
Guard for three more years. He was extremely proud of his military service (he was recommended by a
congressman for West Point) and was a true veteran to the end.
Gary was also very proud of his Native American Heritage. His mother was full-blood Creek and his father
was part of the Quapaw tribe.
After Gary's service, he worked for the Tulsa Police Department as a dispatcher while he cleared a piece
of land by himself and started a smoke shop business in Turley Oklahoma. He also owned a car wash in
Jenks, Oklahoma. He sold his businesses and started working in the cell phone tower industry. He did
everything from climbing towers (and then working on them) to being a project manager. He would help
build towers or take them down. He loved his job. He retired from Global Signal in 2010 due to health
After being retired for five years, he decided to get his pest control license and started his own business
that he named Five Tribes Pest control. He worked at that until his health declined, again. He was always
a hard worker and thinking of his next adventure.
Gary loved to laugh and make others laugh with him. He was always telling jokes (corny ones that he
would make up himself) to anyone who would listen. He never met a stranger and was very kind and
respectful of other people.
Gary loved golfing, fishing, traveling, writing, playing cards, dominoes, and Yahtzee, along with music and
food, and he enjoyed these with his best friend and wife, Julie.
Gary is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Anna Luellen; his brothers Chuck, Ray, and Mike
Luellen and his baby sister Linda Luellen. He is survived by his wife, Julie Jones Luellen of 19 years; his son
Joe Luellen, daughter Madalyn Luellen; his granddaughters Molly Jo and Amelia Luellen; his sister Terrie
Garrison and her husband Rob; and Mark Luellen and his wife Melissa.
Gary was very much loved by the Brodie and Roberta Jones family. He will be deeply missed by his wife,
family, friends and all who knew him.

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