John Panther - age 71, of Miami, died at 9 pm Dec 13, 1996, at a Tulsa Oklahoma hospital. Born Mar 7, 1925, in Oklahoma. He was an absentee member of the Shawnee Indian tribe. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Will Panther will deliver the eulogy and Indian rites will be conducted by Billie Charles Blaoack and Alex Turner. Paul Thomas funeral home, Picher Oklahoma. Burial in the Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens cemetery, east of Miami.