Robert C. “Bob” Sankey

June 27, 1960 - December 13, 2017

Robert C. “Bob” Sankey 56, of Canton, OK was born June 27, 1960 at Clinton, OK to Hilton Sweezy and Angeline Sankey. Bob departed this life on December 13, 2016 at Oklahoma City, OK.

Bob was raised in the Canton community and graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1978. He also attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University at Weatherford, OK. Bob served in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1981 to 1983. He had worked for the Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City and for the Lucky Star Casino in Clinton as a machine tech. Bob was a Rabbit Man in his native Arapaho ceremonies and always attended the Sun Dance in Wyoming. He married Maudeen Sage-Sankey in August of 1981.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Maudeen; daughter Emily Rose Sankey-Roy; step-son Edward Lee Sage and his grandparents Robert and Madeline Sankey; Survivors include one son, Dimitri Gould of Riverton, WY; two daughters, Tasheana Watan of Weatherford, OK and Lyla H. Sankey of Oklahoma City, OK; one granddaughter, Lindsay Sankey- Roy; siblings Vinita Sankey, Byron Sankey, Annette Bober, Mary Beaver, Garen Sankey, Ira Sankey, Ford Sankey, Scottie Sankey, Tony Swimmer, Angie Sankey, Sheldon Sankey, Corliss Sankey, Danette Hook, Cornell Sankey, Winslow Sankey, Jr., Robert Sankey, Calvin Sankey, Jr., Barbara Peralta, E.O. Yellowfish, Jr., Forrest Yellowfish, Kacey Sankey and Corbin Sankey; adopted sisters Karen Little Coyote and Jane Nightwalker; grandmother Gloria Uranga; adopted father Robert Woods and adopted mother Belva Hicks; many nieces, nephews, numerous friends and extended family.

A wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the Canton Native American Gymnasium with Rev. Gerald Panana officiating. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 16, 2016 at the same venue. Interment will follow in Canton Cemetery under the direction of Pierce Funeral Home, Canton, OK. Condolences may be made online at

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