Harold Rattler


Harold R. Rattler of the Birdtown Community went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 8, 2021.

A native of Cherokee, he was the son of Elsie Wolfe Rattler of Cherokee and the late Leroy Rattler.

Harold was fondly referred to as Harry-O, an avid sports watcher. He was known for his laugh and having a good time. He was a graduate of Cherokee High School and Haskell Indian Junior College. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a man of many talents who worked construction, drove semi-trucks, pottery making, and loved reading the Bible. We will all miss you, your laugh, your smile and all the good times, Harry-O.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Veronica Rattler; two sisters, Linda Lee and Polly Ann Rattler; two brothers, Mickey and Jackie Rattler; two nieces, Jada Lee and Justina Rattler; nephews, Little Mickey, Hawk and Zebo Rattler; paternal grandparents, Morgan and Bertha Rattler; and maternal grandparents, Lula and Jacob Wolfe.

In addition to his mother, Elsie, he is survived by his significant other, Marlena Toineeta with whom he has two sons, Payne and Rajun; as well as Terri Rattler, the mother of four sons, Diamond, J.C., Trenton and Travis; three grandsons, Shaun, Theron and T.J.; three granddaughters, Peyton, Scarlett and Renae; brothers, Jody, Tim and Sammy (Kari) Rattler; aunts, Lucille Wolfe and Laura (Bob) Blankenship; and uncle, Bill (Lucille) Wolfe; to include countless nieces, nephews and extended family.

Funeral services were held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in the chapel of Crisp Funeral Home. Joe Wolfe officiated.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 12, at Rattler Mountain Cemetery.