Robert Henry Sankey

Robert Henry Sankey

Robert Henry Sankey was born July 2, 1974 at Okeene, Oklahoma to Winslow and Tonita (Fingernail) Sankey, Sr. He departed this life on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at his home in Canton, Oklahoma.

Robert attended school in Canton and graduated high school at Hammon, Oklahoma. He enjoyed singing with the drum group Native Eagle, going to pow-wows and the casino.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Milton “Diego” Sankey, Crawford Sankey and William Kacey Sankey; two sisters, Lorenda Fay Sankey and Corliss Sankey; he is survived by his brother Winslow “Chubby” Sankey, Jr.of the home in Canton, OK; sisters Carol Phillips of Hammon, OK and Hattie White of Ethete, WY; numerous cousins and other extended family.

Traditional wake services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Canton Native American Gymnasium. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2020 at the same venue with Rev. George Akeen, Jr. officiating. 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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