"The Choice of More Okmulgee Area Families"

Rev. James Sullivan

Rev. James Caswell Sullivan 83 retired Assembly of God minister died in Tulsa on Sunday, March 23, 2008. He was born December 26, 1924 in Wright City, Oklahoma. He married Elsie Juanita (Nita) Armstrong October 28, 1944 in Yuma, Arizona. James retired from Pacific Smelting Company of Torrance, California after 30 years serving as Production Manager and Safety Director. He was an instructor for the Red Cross teaching Industrial Safety and First Aid. He was owner and operator of the Alpine Motel in Santa Barbara, California for four years. He partnered with John Grim in Calendarís House of Glass in Santa Barbara. In 1981 he moved to Okmulgee and partner in City Glass retiring in 1985.

Rev. Sullivan was a licensed Assembly of God minister for over 55 years, being pastor of many churches in California and Oklahoma. He loved people and always ministered and assisted whenever possible. He was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening and many outdoor activities including taking care of the Church grounds. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Mildred Carruthers, Evelyn Bender, and Nina Lavender.

Survivors include his wife Nita of the home, two daughters; Jeannie and husband John Grim of Okmulgee, Janis and husband Larry Tores of Carson City, Nevada, one brother Robert Barney Sullivan two grandchildren; Heather and husband David vonHartitzsch and Michael Grim, two great granddaughters; August and Kylie vonHartitzsch.

Pallbearers will be John Grim, Michael Grim, Barney Hardaway, Don Ross, Larry Tores and David vonHartzsch. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bob Foster, Bobby Herriman, Harold Livesay, Tony Meador, Charles Morgan, Odie Smith, and Sam Taylor.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, 2 PM at the Assembly of God Church in Morris, Oklahoma. Interment will be in the Morris Cemetery under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Morris Assembly of God Church Building Fund.