We lost Olukun earlier this week as a result of complications from a diabetic condition he had battled with courage and quiet dignity for most of his life.
Olukun was a loving son to his mother, Betty Ubiles of Emeryville, California, and his father, Walter Ubiles of Diamond City, Arkansas. He is survived by his daughters Teyana Ubiles age 4 of Auburn, New York and Shiann Kelly age 23 of Ithaca, New York. Who also gave him his first grandchildren, Nevaeh McKoy, & Malachi Kelly. His sisters, Canzater, Norma Jean, Kai, Bobby & Aiyoka Kennedy of San Diego, California, Aiyesha of Long Island, New York, Daquon Smash of Atlanta, Georgia and brothers Rasheed of Seattle, Washington & brother Tony Marks of Lead Hill, Arkansas, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Olukun was predeceased by both his paternal and maternal grandparents.
Olukun lived in New York State most of his life. He played basketball for the State University of New York Magnet High School in Courtland, New York. He developed a seizure disorder and diabetes at the age of sixteen and did not continue his education after high school. He worked when he was able and was willing to give help where needed. He moved to Diamond City to be a help to his father in 2020, where he lived until his death. He attended the Upper Room Ministry in Bergman, Arkansas, and acknowledged Christ as his Savior. He loved sports and played pick up when he could. He watched his favorite teams on TV, especially the Knicks. He enjoyed the quiet life in Diamond City and the peacefulness of the waters of Bull Shoals Lake.
Diamond State Funerals has been entrusted with the cremation. His organs were donated to science through the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison, Arkansas.
A Memorial Service will be arranged at a later date.
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Lord Of the Lake Lutheran Church
PO Box 1042, Diamond City AR 72630