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James Vinett Cherry, III

June 28, 1948 February 25, 2019
James Vinett Cherry, III
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James Vinett Cherry III passed away at McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock AR on Monday February 25th, 2019 at the age of 70. Jim was preceded in death by his father, James Vinett Cherry Jr. and his mother Alma Evelyn Cherry. Jim is survived by former wives Leslye G. Cherry, Gerry Rhea-Cherry and Ann Sanchez. Jim is lovingly remembered by his son, Christopher James Cherry and his wife Tracie and their daughter Karsyn, of Oklahoma City OK, daughter Lynda Beth Blair and her husband Owen and their sons Ethan, Devin, Liam, and Connor, of Springtown TX, and son Jason Scott Cherry and his wife Leslie and their children Aleah, Gavin, Taylor, Morgan, and Aiden, of Croghan NY, his sister Roma Horton and her husband Bobby, of Edmond OK, and their children Jeff, Jennifer, and Erin and their families, sister Jana Willhoite, of Jones OK, and her sons John, Andy, and Rusty and their families.
Jim was born in Oklahoma City, OK on June 28th, 1948. He graduated from Choctaw High School in 1966 and continued his education at Oscar Rose Junior College, studying a wide range of subjects, under the GI Bill. Jim joined the United States Air Force following high school and served in Korea during the Vietnam War. Later he served as a Military Police Officer at Tinker Air Force Base. He was honorably discharged and served in the reserves and later had a civilian career where he began his life work as a machinist, at Tinker. He later worked as a machinist at Norton Christensen Downhole Tools and Ouachita Machine and Tool. He retired in 2014 from Ouachita Machine and Tool, after working there for 28 years.
Jim’s life was full of phases where he enjoyed music, photography, gardening, motorcycles, raising small animals, especially rabbits, turkeys and chickens, and finally building beautiful guitars. He was a private person and hard to know, but those who did, knew an intelligent, thoughtful man who knew exactly what he wanted, with little indecisiveness. He was loved by those who knew him and he will be missed.


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5

Mar

4:00 PM 3/5/2019 4:00:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home

1820 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130

Barnes Friederich Funeral Home
1820 S. Douglas Blvd. Midwest City 73130 OK
United States
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