Arthur Robinson Buffalo Jr., age 66 of Miami, OK passed from this life on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, MO surrounded by his family.
Arthur was born on September 11, 1950 in Miami, OK to the union of Arthur and Pauline (Clarkson) Buffalo. Arthur graduated from Galena High School with the class of 1968. Arthur worked for National Gypsum as a panel operator in Medicine Lodge, KS before returning back home. He was united in marriage to Joyce Ann (Stephenson) Buffalo on February 22, 2012 in Miami, OK. Arthur was a member of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma.
Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Terry Milliard; and one son, Jason P. Buffalo.
Arthur is survived by his wife Joyce Ann Buffalo of the home; two sons, Arthur J. Buffalo and wife Courtney of Newton, KS and Aron E. Buffalo and wife Amanda of Newton, KS; one daughter, Jennifer L. Mueller and husband Kenneth of Newton, KS; four step daughters, Lynette Steeby and husband John of Parsons, KS, Dianna Lange and husband Dan of Kansas City, Shellie Snyder and husband Charles of Miami, OK, and Kristi George and husband Tommy of Ft. Scott, KS; one adopted son, Aaron Wade Buffalo; one brother, Lloyd Buffalo and wife Luann; six sisters, Dorothy Cantrell and husband Harry, Beverly Jones, Cheryl Williams, Pat Weaver and husband Mike, Maggie Buffalo-Vanhorn and husband Roy, and Roberta Mitchell and husband Jerry; twenty grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the Quapaw Tribal Long House. Pastor Geoff Buffalo will officiate. Arthur will lie in state from Sunday evening until service time on Tuesday at the Long House. Burial will be in the Quapaw Tribal Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com.