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J. David Spring

January 8, 1963 — June 8, 2024

James David "Buck" Spring, a resident of Hectorville, Oklahoma, departed this life on Saturday afternoon, June 8, 2024. He was born on January 8, 1963 in Tulsa to Lindanna Hubbell Spring and the late David Eugene Spring. As an infant, his maternal grandmother remarked upon seeing him for the first time that he looked just like a buck Indian, and the name "Buck" stuck. Buck was raised in Tulsa and attended Nathan Hale High School, where he met the love of his life, Joanne Lee (Morenz) Spring, whom he married on June 10, 1983. They welcomed their three sons, David, Jacob, and Jerrod, over the next four years. Buck received a bachelor's degree in accounting and passed the CPA exam - on his first attempt - while working a full-time job as a bookkeeper. He spent the bulk of his professional career with American Electric Power in various tax-related roles.

Buck had many passions in life: riding horses, riding lawn mowers and tractors, listening to music (and singing along, poorly), riding horses, lawn mowers, and tractors while listening to music and singing along (again, poorly). Buck loved numbers, western movies and television shows, sports, more so playing them than watching them, and competition in general, and he was always working on a project or two or three but still available to help with whatever anyone could use a hand with. What he was most passionate about was his family. A consummate family man, Buck spent his life surrounded by and in service of his family. He was equally comfortable being the person who everyone looked to for support, guidance, or help as he was being the coordinator (i.e., ringleader) of the children's activities.

Buck was a 32nd Degree Freemason and a member of the Akdar Shrine and the Central States Shrine Association, and he volunteered to lead AWANAs services for youth at Liberty Baptist Chapel. He was proud of his Choctaw and Cherokee heritage, and he always felt most at home in the hills and mountains of the Choctaw Nation in southeastern Oklahoma.

Buck will be remembered for his boundless enthusiasm for all things equestrian, his tireless work ethic, especially for tasks other than his actual professional job, his indefatigable energy, his joy for life and his own individual pursuit of happiness, and his steadfast dedication to his family, friends, and loved ones. If you were a Spring in a tight spot, there is no one you would rather have in your corner.

He was preceded in death by his beloved father with whom he is now no doubt "laughing and giggling" and planning their next trail ride.

Survivors include his dear mother, precious wife, sons, David Michael Spring and wife Rainy, Jacob Daniel Spring and wife Eucaris, Jerrod Douglas Spring and wife Stephanie, nine grandchildren, Annabelle Bernice, Kathryn Elizabeth, Joshua Eugene, Elijah James, Clara Mae, Solomon David, William Lee, Israel Levi ("Chooch"), and Sarah Elizabeth, brother, Samuel Houston "Chuck" Spring and wife Misty, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members. He leaves them with a lot of great memories, a few scrapes and bruises, and a whole bunch of laughter. He will be missed, and he will be remembered...every day.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Schaudt's Funeral Home in Glenpool (1329 E 151st St S, Glenpool, OK 74033) with honorary Spring family member Brother Chad Eads officiating. A reception will follow immediately after the service on the premises.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 15, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Schaudt’s Glenpool-Bixby Funeral Service & Cremation Care Centers

1329 East 151st Street South, Glenpool, OK 74033

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Saturday, June 15, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Schaudt’s Glenpool-Bixby Funeral Service Reception Room

1329 E 151ST ST S, Glenpool, OK 74033

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