James Russell (Buck) Dearmore, lifelong Okmulgee
area resident, died Tuesday, December 2, 2008 in Okmulgee at the age of 84. He
was born on November 13, 1924 in Boynton, Oklahoma to James and Dortha (Herron)
Dearmore. He served his country during World War II in the United States Army
and was located on Angel Island and Pearl Harbor. He obtained the rank of Staff
Sergeant and was honorably discharged. He married Jerolene Slape on June 5, 1948
in Okmulgee. Buck worked at the Okmulgee Public Schools as Superintendent of
Buildings and Grounds until his retirement. He was a Christian and was an avid
sportsman. He loved to hunt, fish and garden and was a faithful OU Fan.
Buck was preceded in death by his parents, a
daughter Rhonda Dearmore-Jacobs in 2002 and two sisters, Maxine Dearmore and
Gladys Gilley. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Jerry, of the home; two
sons, Russell Dearmore and wife Anna and Jay Dearmore and wife Kim, sons, Shawn
and Chase Crawley, all of
Okmulgee; a brother, Alvin Dearmore of Rentiesville; three sisters, Lillie Mae
(Dixon) Lawson of Muskogee, Dorothy Lee Spring of Checotah and Wilkie Lou
Dearmore of Council Hill; and grandchildren Alicia Bell and Jennifer Solieau,
both of Owasso and Cara Dearmore of Coweta and a great grandson, Henry Bell.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday,
December 6, 2008 at the Liberty Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Ward and Mr.
Alvin Dearmore officiating. Interment will follow in the Council Hill Cemetery.
Friends may visit the funeral home on Friday from 12-8 P.M. Arrangements are
under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Friends
may send flowers to McClendon-Winters Funeral Home or contribute to the charity
of their choice on behalf of James Russell (Buck) Dearmore.