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Judy Brandon Hargis

September 10, 1957 - August 25, 2019

Judy Brandon Hargis, 61, of Park Hill, Oklahoma, passed away on Sunday, August 25 at home surrounded by family. She was born on Tuesday, September 10, 1957 to Reba Sue (Frazier) and Billy Ray Brandon in Merced, California.

Judy grew up in Checotah and attended Checotah Public schools. She was a member of the Class of 1975. She wed Lenny Hargis 34 years ago on September 4, 1985. They lived in Muskogee before moving to Lake Tenkiller around 2000.

Judy worked as a finance manager for Security Loans, Dixie Finance, Star Loan before retiring from Sun Loans in 2014 when she became ill. She also had a long successful career with Commercial Financial Services in Tulsa before the business closed in the late 1990’s.

She loved to go out on the boat with Lenny, shop with her siblings and be with her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is lovingly survived by her husband of the home, her sons, Shawn Spaulding of New Mexico, Preston Simpson and wife Julie of Muskogee, Kyle Simpson and wife Alicia of Muskogee, Brian Hargis and wife Christina of Lawton, Okla., daughters, Kristin Roche of Gore, Okla., and Jennifer Simpson of Joplin, Mo.

She is also survived by her grandchildren: Alia Spaulding of Houston, Texas, CJ Spaulding, North Carolina, Eli Simpson, Fort Gibson, Okla., Aubree Bell and fiancé Josh Anderson, Tahlequah, Okla., Brooklyn Ray, Caitlin Kirk, Creed Kirk, Mason Turner, Jaylee Simpson and Grayson Simpson all of Muskogee, Okla.; her sisters, Debbie Wycoff and her husband Larry, and Donna Alicastro, all of Muskogee, Karen Prescott and her husband Thomas of Alabama; her brothers, Donald Brandon and Eddie Bell and his wife Kathy of all of Muskogee.

She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2019 with family greeting friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Garrett Family Funeral Home.

Services celebrating the life of Judy will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019 at First Baptist Church with Pastor Simeon Young officiating.

Committal prayers and interment will follow in Council Hill Cemetery under the personal direction of John Garrett.

Cody Prater, Jake Hollingshed, Ronnie Ross, T. J. Berryhill, Billy Durrett, Chandler Koons, Sam Duvall and Spud Duvall will serve as Casket Bearers.

You may share online condolences with Judy’s family at

The family of Judy Raelene Hargis entrusted her care, services and burial to John & Kim Garrett of Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service 311 SW 2nd Checotah, OK 74426 (918) 473-2244.

McIntosh County Democrat

300-A S. Broadway
Checotah, OK 74426
(918) 473-2313