Randall Whitehorn,64, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Red Rock. He was born in Enid April 8,1953, to Mark Whitehorn and Elsie Springer Whitehorn.
He graduated from Enid High School in 1971. He earned a MIG Welder's certificate from Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. He attended Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute and Haskell Indian Nations University.
He worked in many capacities for the Otoe Missouria Tribe, as a security guard, substance abuse counselor, Title VI program director, Otoe language program director, Headstart teachers aide, and bus driver.
He is born for the Eagle Clan. His Indian name is "Xla-Pi," meaning "Good Eagle." He is a life long member of the First Born Church and member of the Otoe Native American Church.
He was an avid fan of Tiger Woods and Pistol Pete. His childhood nickname was "Handsome Ransom."
He enjoyed collecting antique drum kettles and making native arts and crafts. His sense of humor never failed to brighten any person's day.
A gentle, kind, and caring person, he genuinely expressed his care and concern for his people. He will be deeply missed. He loved his family greatly.
He is survived by his wife, Roselyn Begay Whitehorn of the home in Red Rock; children, Tara Breuninger, Elsie Rose Whitehorn, Sophie Whitehorn, Curtis Johnson of Las Vegas, N.M., and Ronnie Whitehorn of Destin, Fla.; grandchildren, Winona Breuninger, Cora Breuninger, Glynnis Breuninger, Elias Breuninger, Haden Johnson, Harley Johnson, and Ranlyn Danelle Simpson; brother, Markie Whitehorn of Redding, Calif.; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Mark and Elsie; and two brothers, Ronald and Johnny Whitehorn.
Casket bearers will be Jimmy Moon, Brandon Whitehorn, Victor Others, Jonathan Simpson, Chris Harragarra, and Danny Breuninger Jr.
Traditional prayer services began at 5 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2017, at the Otoe-Missouria Cultural Center with Ted Grant presiding.
A traditional feast is today July 12, 2017, followed by burial at the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Cemetery, under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home.
Published on July 11, 2017