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Jimmie Ray Mccormick

July 17, 1942 — June 13, 2022

Jimmie Ray Mccormick

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Jimmie Ray McCormick, 79, of Pawnee, Oklahoma, passed from this life on June 13, 2022, at his home with his family by his side.

On July 17, 1942, in Sardis, Oklahoma, Jim was born to Charlie and Bessie Maud (James) McCormick. Jim grew up in the Talihina, Oklahoma, area, graduating from Buffalo Valley High School. During his time in school, Jim excelled in basketball, which he always played. Jim later enrolled on a basketball scholarship at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma. On December 24, 1960, Jim was united in marriage to Rena Mae Hamilton in Talihina, Oklahoma. The couple later moved to Enid, Oklahoma, where Jim began working for the Oklahoma Highway Department. Several years later, he was transferred to Sallisaw. During his time in Sallisaw, Jim helped construct Interstate 40. Jim and Rena later moved to Chico, Texas, before residing in Muleshoe, Texas, where Austin Construction employed him. In 1972, Jim and Rena returned to Oklahoma and gained employment in Tulsa for Empire Construction before opening and operating Inland Construction in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Following ten years of operating and owning Inland, Jim and Rena sold the company and moved to Pawnee, Oklahoma purchasing their current home in 1988. Jim also worked at Pioneer Vo-Tech as a bid assistant and Cupid Enterprises and Pawnee Nation as a bridge inspector. Jim decided in 2012 to run for the vacant seat of Pawnee County Commissioner District 2, which he won. He followed up with two more terms retiring in 2021 following a decline in his health.

Jim was very caring and concerned about his family and friends. He was so excited when television had a 24-hour-a-day weather channel. He could then keep his family and friends informed of the weather and approaching storms. Jim was active in the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association, NRA, Skedee Assembly of God Church, Chamber of Commerce, CBITS, and Small Business and Industry Alliance. Jim always enjoyed the times traveling with his family, tending to his cattle, going to church, and March Madness with his family. You could always tell if Jim was in a good mood because he would be singing. Most of all, in life, Jim was an honest, loving, kind, truthful and sincere person.

Survivors are his wife of over 61 years, Rena of the home, and four children Terri Applegate of Skedee, Oklahoma, Sherri Bilyeu of Skedee, Mitchell McCormick and his wife Brenda of Blackburn, Oklahoma, Anthony McCormick and his wife Michelle of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, two siblings Euel McCormick and his wife Eva of Dallas, Texas, Joye Huddleston and her husband Don of Talihina, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren; Bailee & Jake Horton, Scott & Morgan Applegate, Blythe & Dakota Snow, Holly & Clint Woodrell, Brooke Butts, Layne & Tia McCormick, Morgan McCormick, Hayden & Ashley McCormick, Addison McCormick & Fiance Cameron;twelve great grandchildren; Jordyn, Jax, Tinlee, Greyson, Charli, Haizlee, Audree, Evie, Shayne, Brenlea, Joey and Oaklynn, and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sister Helen and two brothers, Leon and Charles.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Friday, June 18, 2022, at the Skedee Assembly of God Church, with Pastor Don Brown officiating. Graveside services will be held at 10:30, Saturday, June 19, 2022, at the Sardis Cemetery near Clayton, Oklahoma. Chapman-Black Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Friends and family may visit Jim's online guest book and memorial page at

The family would like to thank Traditions Hospice for the loving care given to Jim. A special thank you to the nurses attending to Jim, especially Paulette, Payne, Chelbie Pullen, and Christina Smith, for their care and personal attention to their needs during a difficult time.

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

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Friday, June 17, 2022

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Saturday, June 18, 2022

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