Howard W. Oxendine (Chief Red Eagle), 73, of Bushnell, FL, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020, in Leesburg, FL. He was a member of Croom-a-Coochee Baptist Church and Native American Christian Church. Howard was a devoted Christian and loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was a member of the Sumter County Historical Society, the Dade Battlefield Society and the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce. He was Chief Red Eagle of Pan-o-kee Native American Tribe of Central Florida.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Darlene Oxendine of Bushnell, FL; daughter: Linda (David) Douglas of Leesburg, FL; sons: Eslie (Becky) Oxendine, David (Mindy) Oxendine, Paul (Christine) Oxendine, Tommy (Patricia) Story, all of Bushnell, FL; 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; brothers: Homer Junior Oxendine (Inara), H.B. Oxendine, all of Bushnell, FL; sisters: Mary Lee Hayes of Webster, FL and Anita (Michael) Koerner of Koernersville, NC.
A private family service will be held and he will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.
Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Florida.