The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

September 22, 2013

James A. Dewees

NORMAN — James A. Dewees, 57, of Norman, was born in Ardmore to the late Everett J. Dewees and Marjorie Helen Monsey on Aug. 16, 1956. His father was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and the family moved several times. They lived in Ardmore, Tecumseh, the Philippines, Savannah, Ga. and Tacoma, Wash. Jim attended Curtis High School in Tacoma, Wash.

Jim passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, after a short battle with cancer.

Left behind are his siblings, Mark Dewees, Janet and Jerry Giffin and John Dewees, of Norman. His absence is deeply felt by his four children, Charles Dewees, Matthew Dewees, Angela Dewees, Andrew and Samantha Dewees and two grandchildren, Everett Wilson Dewees and Scottlyn Rose Dewees.

Jim was employed in oil field sales and loved his job and the industry.

He rarely missed an OU football game. He was an avid reader and was often seen with a book in his hand. Summer vacations to the Colorado mountains were a joy in his life. Jim loved astronomy, music and playing with his grandchildren.

Jim was always competitive at recreational sports, an excellent billiards player, a sharp dart thrower, talented horseshoe thrower, and the reigning Annual Family Bocce Tournament champion. He held many trophies earned over the years.

Memorial donations may be made to the James Dewees Benefit Fund Trust at any First Fidelity Bank or the donations can be received at Spicer and Sandburg Inc. where he worked for many dedicated years.

A private memorial service was held in Jim’s honor in Norman on Sept. 13, 2013, for his family and friends.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Gordon F. Grissom

    Gordon F. Grissom, 75, of Noble, passed away Sunday April 20, 2014, in Norman. He was born March 26, 1939, to Cyrus Dion and Nellie Stufflebean Grissom, in Noble....

    April 24, 2014

  • Gary Paul Butler

    Gary Paul Butler was born Dec. 18, 1955, to Donald and Dolores (Hobaugh) Butler. He departed this life Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 58....

    April 23, 2014

  • Gordon F. Grissom

    Gordon F. Grissom, 75, Noble, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Norman. He was born March 26, 1939, to Cyrus Dion and Nellie Stufflebean Grissom in Noble. Gordon fought an extremely courageous battle for three months with a rare lung ...

    April 23, 2014

  • Jerry Maurice Harkrider

    Jerry Maurice Harkrider, 57, of Norman, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014. He was born Feb. 12, 1957, in Crawfordsville, Ind., to James and Barbara Harkrider....

    April 23, 2014

  • Edwin Thomas Gossage

    Memorial services for Edwin Thomas Gossage, 31, of Norman, will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, Kan. He died Friday, April 18, 2014, in Norman....

    April 23, 2014

  • Lt. Col. (USAF) Carl Everett Cloud

    Retired Lt. Col. (USAF) Carl Everett Cloud, 95, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Oklahoma City. He was born Aug. 18, 1918, in Konawa, to Elbie Jane (Hughes) and Thomas Marion Cloud....

    April 22, 2014

  • Gordon F. Grissom

    Gordon F. Grissom, 75, of Noble, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Norman. He was born March 26, 1939, to Cyrus Dion and Nellie Stufflebean Grissom in Noble. Gordon fought an extremely courageous battle for three months with a rare ...

    April 22, 2014

  • Lloyd Prescott Williams

    Lloyd Prescott Williams, best known to family and friends as “Scott,” entered the kingdom of heaven Thursday, April 17, 2014, after a sudden illness. Scott was born in Norman, the youngest son of Lloyd P. and Louise M. Williams....

    April 22, 2014

  • Lloyd Prescott Williams

    Lloyd Prescott Williams, best known to family and friends as Scott, entered the kingdom of heaven Thursday, April 17, 2014, after a sudden illness. Scott was born in Norman, the youngest son of Lloyd P. and Louise M. Williams....

    April 21, 2014

  • Sylvia G. Martin and Ralph C. Martin

    The long and full lives of Sylvia G. Martin and Ralph C. Martin will be remembered at a Celebration of Life service at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake, Wis., with burial following at Nora ...

    April 20, 2014