Benjamin Little Raven
March 11, 1950 - November 16, 2017
Funeral services for Benjamin Little Raven, Jr., 67 year-old Weatherford, Oklahoma resident, will be held Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 1:00 P.M. at Weatherford Indian Baptist Church with Gerald Panana officiating. Burial will follow in Colony Indian Cemetery in Colony, Oklahoma, under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home. A Wake service will be held Monday, November 20, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at Weatherford Indian Baptist Church. Ben was born March 11, 1950, in Clinton, Oklahoma to Benjamin Little Raven, Sr. and Phoebe Irene (Middleman) Little Raven and passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017, at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ben was raised and attended school in Canton and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. When he became of age, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served in Vietnam. Ben was an artist and his specialty was Native American artwork. He did watercolor and acrylic paintings and also sculptures. Ben has artwork throughout the United States as well as in Japan, Italy, and Spain. His hobbies were spending time with family and friends. Ben loved to play basketball and Kismet, and watch all of his favorite TV shows and movies. Ben is survived by his children, Tonita Little Raven of Weatherford, Oklahoma, Marie Little Raven and husband, Gerald Horse of El Reno, Oklahoma, Yalonda Williams and husband, Michael of Yukon, Oklahoma, and Ben Little Raven III and wife, Jessica Richardson Little Raven of Weatherford, Oklahoma; one sister, Mary Louise Little Raven Meeks of Shawnee, Oklahoma; twenty-two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters, Ruth Little Raven, Jenny Little Raven Haag, Christine Little Raven, Eugene Little Raven, Lorene Little Raven, Tonita Middleman, Alan Little Raven and Alfred Little Raven.