Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary 6934 S. Western Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Wake Service 7:00 PM Wednesday June 21, 2017 at Vondel Smith South Colonial Chapel 6934 S. Western Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Funeral Service 1:00 PM Thursday June 22, 2017 at Vondel Smith South Colonial Chapel 6934 S. Western Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with burial following at Resthaven Memory Gardens (500 SW 104th)
Adam “Little White Swan” Autaubo loved God, his family, softball and cantaloupe. Born to George and Clara Autaubo on January 30, 1926 in Mtn View, Oklahoma. Adam was a Kiowa elder and the second youngest of 6 brothers and 3 sisters. Adam attended the Chilocco Indian School and was later inducted into the Chilocco Hall of Fame.
Adam served in World War II from 1944 to 1946. He saw 4 countries during his European tour and received two battle stars before his honorable discharge. During his time in the US Army he was a championed light-weight Boxer stemming from an earlier pre-war Golden Glove boxing career. Adam was very proud of his boxing achievements.
Preceded in death by his parents, siblings, daughter; Gloria Atkins son-in-law; Tiller Wesley and his great-grandson; Tah-Lee Rhea Autaubo. Adam is survived by his wife, Allene Autaubo; son, Kenneth Rhea Autaubo and wife Denise; daughter, Pamela Kay Wesley; Grandchildren: Shanun Gibson & husband James, Toyce Holmes & husband Drew, Arianne Autaubo, Colby Atkins, Micah Wesley and Lyndsey Autaubo, great-grandchildren: Arianna, Angelina and Alycia Atkins. Adam was also a good uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.
Adam was the Husband and Father who devoted countless hours of love at the ball field. Adam was the Grandfather who spent every summer in the pool and rode all the roller coasters with his grandchildren. A Deacon and faithful Southern Baptist since 1962, Adam raised his family at Central Baptist Church in Oklahoma City and was not only a powerful mentor but a warm friend to many. Needless to say, Adams’ love for his Lord and his family was immense.
He had impeccable style, a keen ear for great music, a really good head of hair and a knack for perfectly pleated pants, Adam’s kind, generous heart and beloved whistling will be eternally missed.