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Marion Keith Nusbaum

July 29, 1958 ~ March 6, 2022 (age 63)


A Service of Remembrance Honoring the Life of Marion “Keith” Nusbaum Jr. will be held 1:00 PM, Thursday, March 10, 2022 at the Rivercrest Chapel. Keith took his journey March 6, 2022 at the age of 63.

After a courageous battle with cancer, it showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile and humor. Despite the pain, Keith came out a hero and stayed strong until the end. Surrounded by family and friends who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest.

Keith affectionately known as “PEANUT” to some was born July 29, 1958 in Tulsa. He was the son of Marion and Sandra Marie (Buckendorf) Nusbaum. He would move to Sand Springs at the age of 5, where he grew up and graduated from Charles Page High School. Keith pursued a 23-year career with the City of Tulsa Water Department where he recently retired. He enjoyed his work and worked hard until his health prohibited him from doing so.

Keith met the love of his life Salbabe, Darlin to him. The couple married May 4, 1996, in Henryetta at her mother’s home. They continued the love and admiration for each other for 26 years. He was a kind man with a big heart, always willing to help anyone who needed it. He was an avid hunter and sportsman. Keith enjoyed hunting deer, turkey, pheasants and fishing for crappie and bass. He traveled to western Oklahoma annually for the dove hunts in Black Kettle. It’s been said that Keith would have thrived in the age of hunters and gatherers. He would say, "I was born a century or two too late."

Keith leaves behind a host of friends and colleagues that loved him.

Surviving family members include his wife, Sally; uncle, Mike Buckendorf; uncle and aunt, Don and Mary Nusbaum; aunt, Beth Nusbaum Craddock; aunt, Debbie Craig Cole; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and numerous friends. Many of those friends Keith considered to be his brothers.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Marion Keith Nusbaum, please visit our floral store.


March 10, 2022

1:00 PM
RiverCrest Chapel and Event Center
13329 S. Memorial Dr.
Bixby, OK 74008

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