John David
John David "J.D." Bemo, Sr., 82, of Muskogee went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Wednesday, October 23, 2019. He was born December 5, 1936 to Jack and Nellie Pauline (McFadden) Bemo in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

J.D. grew up and attended school in Muskogee, graduating in 1955. He started taking piano lessons from Aileen Huhnerman, just to meet her daughter Glenda Mae, his life long companion. They married in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 26, 1956 and were married for 63 years. He never learned how to play the piano.

J.D. was a machinist by trade and worked at Muskogee Iron Works until December, 1981. He worked for Tubular Corporation of America until 1986. He then joined the Muskogee City Jail until 1988 and transferred to Jess Dunn Correctional Center as a Correctional Officer until his retirement in 2001. During his time as a correctional officer, JD was very proud to be an auxiliary police officer for the Muskogee Police Department, from 1988 through 2007. J.D. volunteered at Muskogee Regional Medical Center for a number of years driving the golf cart, helping people from the parking lot to the hospital entrance and back to their cars.

J.D. in his earlier years spent every weekend camping at Fort Gibson Lake. He loved going to Branson where he would often take his kids and grandkids. He loved attending, and was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

He was only one and half years old when his mother passed away (May 16, 1938). He was also proceeded in death by his dad Jack Eugine Bemo, step-mother Sallie (Puckett) Bemo, his brother Donald Eugine Bemo, his sister Lucille Thompson, a nephew, Greg Bemo, mother and father-in-law Aileen and Norman Huhnerman.

He is survived by his wife, Glenda Mae Bemo of the home, one daughter, Sharee Crabtree and her husband, Kenneth; two sons, John "David" Bemo, Jr. and Lonnie Bemo and wife Rhonda all of Muskogee. Eight grandchildren, Shawn Bemo (Ashley), Amanda Rains (Quentin Norris), Kevin Bemo (Mallie), all of Muskogee; Ashley Moelling (James), of Edmond, Oklahoma; Lacy Rosson (John), of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma; Alisha Andrews (Josh) of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Melissa Crawford (Patrick) of Nederland, Texas; Clint Bryant (Jenna) of Pike Road, Alabama. He was mostly proud of all his great-grand kids, which are his Honorary Pallbearers, Brooke Real, Eva Norris, Jackson Bemo, Adelyn Bemo, Chase Bemo, Claire Bemo, Kate Bemo all of Muskogee; Carson Moelling, Landon Moelling, and Blake Moelling, all of Edmond, Oklahoma; Alexia Bemo, Aiden Bemo, and Julian Rosson, all of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma; Cameron Crawford, Alexis Crawford, and Sarah Crawford all of Nederland, Texas; Jake Bryant and Tyler Bryant of Pike Road, Alabama. Sister-in-law Faye Bemo of Muskogee, Oklahoma, along with other family members and many friends, as well as his K9 companion, Sophie, that stayed by his side until the end, and she misses her daddy and looks for him all over the house.

The family will greet friends from 5:30-7:30pm, Friday, November 1, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

There will be a celebration of life for J.D. at 10AM, Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Mountain View Baptist Church, 6401 W. Hancock Road, Muskogee, Oklahoma with Pastor Jeff Ward officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in J.D.'s honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Hometown Hospice, Muskogee; especially Sara Berry, who took care of daddy every day; Kendra Phipps, Paula Spears and Ashley Allen. A special thank you to Cathy Cox, from Hometown Hospice who took care of not only daddy, but especially took care of our mother.

Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at
Published on October 31, 2019


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