Jimmie Eugene White, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, in Oklahoma City, OK. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at the First Christian Church in Cherokee, OK.
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Jim was born to Elbert and Stella (Folk) White on May 16, 1935, in Manchester, OK. At a young age Jim went to live with Sam and May Daniels in Byron, OK, where he grew up. In grade school he received the American Legion Certificate school award, Post #287. He graduated from Byron-Driftwood High School and was in the National Guard. He married Glennis Beatrice Winder on October 29, 1955 and to this union were born three daughters. The family made their home in Cherokee, OK. He attended Northwestern State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science.
In high school Jim was named to the 1953 North All-star Baseball team and 1953 all-state selections. After graduation Jim opened Whites Electric and later went on to open Ole Jim’s Lures. He raised cattle and dogs. He enjoyed fishing, camping, photography and trips to Colorado. He loved his faithful dog, Buddy. Jim was on the volunteer fire department for 20 years and served as President on the Chamber of Commerce. Throughout the years he was active in his church.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gerald White and Bill Daniels; one sister, Pat Case.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Susan (Larry) Jordan, Sandra (Terry) Ryel, Stephanie (Kelly) Jackson; grandchildren, Kaci (Dee) Graves, Kurtis (Jamie) Goodwin, Shelby (Jared) Bates, Sadie (Stephen) Cockrum, Ryan Jackson, Demi (Casey) Cook, Garrett Jackson, Gavin Jackson; great-grandchildren, Blythe, Brock, Cole, Caleb, and Avery Graves, Koen Goodwin, Aubrey Marrero, Adler, Hazen, Kelton, and Truett Bates, Stanten and Sawyer Cockrum.
Pall Bearers will be, Kurtis Goodwin, Ryan Jackson, Garrett Jackson, Gavin Jackson, Dee Graves, Jared Bates, Stephen Cockrum, Lance Jordan and Casey Cook
Memorial Contributions may be given in his name to the Cherokee United Methodist Church New Building Fund, 400 S. Grand, Cherokee, OK 73728 or to the Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, Massachusetts 01061-0515
Interment will follow in the Cherokee Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation in Stillwater, OK. is in charge of the arrangements.