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Jimmie Allen Ponder

August 22, 1935 - August 26, 2019

A memorial service for Jimmie Allen Ponder was held Monday, August 26, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah with Pastor Roger White officiating. Jim was born August 22, 1935 in Hontubby, Oklahoma to W. Ray Ponder and Ethel Bonnie (Brigance) Ponder. He passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019 at his home in Checotah, Oklahoma at the age of 84. Jim operated an OTASCO retail store in Drumright for 24 years. He was also a retired aircraft mechanic and industrial specialist from Tinker Air Force Base.

He was a 1953 graduate of Okemah High School, a 1958 graduate of Spartan School of Aeronautics and he received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Oklahoma City University in the late 80’s.

On September 3, 1955 he married Karen Clay in Okemah. He is preceded in death by his father and one granddaughter, Rachel Elizabeth Ponder. Survivors include his wife, Karen Ponder of the home; his mother, Ethel Ponder of Okemah; two sons, Ricky Allen Ponder and wife Rebecca of Shawnee and Derek Dane Ponder and wife Cynthia of Noble; one sister, Charlene Eary and husband Finis of Oklahoma City; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, Oklahoma.

Online condolences may be made at  www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.c.

McIntosh County Democrat

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