Jim lived and died between January 3, 1936 and September 14, 2017.
Jim lived his 81 years with few regrets, always thankful for his time here on earth and for the enjoyment of his kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and many relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by; his father Lee, mother Mary, sister Mary, brother Henry and son Jimmy.
Survived by three sisters, Nancy, Jo, Pat, and a brother John. Along with his lady, Charlotte Long. He sired five children; Sherry (Dod), Tamara (TK), James (Boone), Greg (Jack) and Anthony (Tony). Leaves a bunch of grandkids (7), great-grandkids (8). After all these off-springs, finally convinced a grandson to name one of his great-grandson's "Roland James Stone" or "Rollin' Stone".
After an inattentive high school, Jim learned the value of an education later in life and completed a three degree college education (AAE, BSHRM, and MSM). Following that, promoted education by initiating a "Grandpaw" scholarship program for any offspring serious about furthering their knowledge above high school.
Not being a devout Christian, but certainly not an atheist, Jim had questions about many writings/stories in the Bible, but always believed there had to be a greater being where an individual could seek comfort and guidance when there was no other earthly source to turn to. Otherwise, insanity or continued life might not be an option for some individuals. His nightly prayers included everyone.
Worried continually about the greed and corruption in this country; the lack of concern by most of the citizens and the future of those he leaves behind. Had a firm belief the only correction would be another revolution within this country, which would be between the wealthy, as soon as they have all the wealth, and the "working poor", formerly the middle class.
Jim's work history included factory work (Boeing), life insurance sales, (Principal) and Human Resources wage and salary administration for three major employers (Raytheon, Coleman, Cessna) in Wichita, Kansas for over a period of forty-four years.
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Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Oktaha Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Oktaha Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10AM-7 PM at Shipman Funeral Home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory in Wagoner, OK.
Published on September 18, 2017