John Henry Amos, age 70, of Claremore, Oklahoma, went to his heavenly home Monday, May 9, 2022.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 17, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Rice Funeral Service in Claremore, Oklahoma. Graveside services will be held, Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Woodlawn Cemetery in Claremore, Oklahoma.
John was born September 17, 1951, to John P. Amos and Autrie Brownlee, in Grenada, Mississippi. When he was a teenager, he marched from Grenada, Mississippi to Washington, D.C. with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He came to Claremore in 1969 because his stepdad was working for Dixon Construction building I-40 from Memphis to California. The family ended up in Claremore because they stopped to widen the Verdigris River so barges could get through. He married his wife, Yvonne Amos in 1982.They met while playing pool and were together for 44 years. He retired from Baker Hughes in 2012 after working there for 30 years.
John is survived by his wife, Yvonne Amos, of Claremore; children, Buffy Rogers of Tulsa, Oklahoma, John Ford of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Jennifer Rogers of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lewanda Amos of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Amanda Amos of Tulsa, Oklahoma; brother, Charles Amos of Jenks, Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.
John was preceded in death by his parents, John P. Amos and Autrie Brownlee; daughter, Trena Rogers; sisters Gloria Edmonds, Ella Boyles, and Louise Lewis; and niece Chaka Boyles.
John enjoyed fishing and hunting, although his favorite past-time was spending time with his family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him and his memory cherished forever. John was known for his famous laugh, jokes and phrase “My people, my people, my people, Peace”.