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James David Bannon, 37, of Tulsa, Oklahoma entered his eternal home on Wednesday, March 14, 2017. He was born December 20, 1979 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to David and Gay (Webb) Bannon.
He grew up in the Elm Grove community and attended Oktaha Public Schools where he graduated with the class of 1998. He furthered his education at NSU.
James married the love of his life, Michelle Lyn Forrest on November 6, 2004 at the Muskogee First United Methodist Church. They shared more than 17 years of life and marriage together. They were blessed with their daughter, Olivia, who was the apple of her daddy's eye.
James will always be remembered for his love of his family. He loved nothing more than spending time with them, especially Olivia and Michelle. He enjoyed playing poker, fast cars, traveling, eating at new restaurants, collecting guns and watching any University of Texas sports, "Hook 'em Horns"!
"Cheese" was loved by many and never met anyone that didn't love him!
He worked as an Information Technology Specialist at Helmerich & Payne for a time and was employed at Magellen Midstreams when his health began to fail.
James was preceded in death by his father, David Bannon; mother-in-law, Georgianna Iversen; grandparents, Rife and Gertie Webb, William and Lorene Bannon.
He is survived by his loving wife, Michelle; daughter, Olivia, both of the home; his mother, Gay Bannon; sister, Judy Chambers and husband Brandon; nieces, Haley Chambers, Chloe Walker and Claire Chapman; nephew, Jake Chambers; father-in-law, Mike Forrest and wife Joann; sisters-in-law, Kacie Miller and husband Brent, Carly Forrest; honorary grandparents, Lester and Jenny Morgan (Aunt Sissy); numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members and lots of friends who will miss him dearly.
The family requests memorials to be made to the American Cancer Society, 4110 S 100th East Ave, Tulsa, OK, 74146, or online at www.cancer.org.
Funeral services celebrating the life of James will be 2:00 p.m, Friday, March 17, 2017 at Keefeton Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Phillips and Bro. Danny Barks officiating. Interment will follow at Agnew Cemetery with Brandon Chambers, Michael Chambers, Chad Ketcher, Danny Parnell, Peter Assadd, and Chris Todd serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Tuesday Poker Crew.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.
Published on March 15, 2017
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