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Jack Howard Thorman

Jack Thorman passed away on March 24, 2006 at the Oklahoma Veterans Center Nursing Home in Claremore from the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Jack was born on June 28,1921 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to John Henry Thorman and Ruby Hedrick Thorman. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Okmulgee. Jack graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1939 and married Ruth Ayers on May 11, 1941. Jack was a master machinist and owned and operated The Machine Shop after working many years as foreman and then superintendent of General Manufacturing Co. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church.

Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years in March 2005 and also a son James who died at birth in 1947. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Mildred Best and Maxine Drake, and one brother, John Thorman.

Jack is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Jerry and Judy Thorman of Okmulgee, granddaughter and husband Drs. Jennifer and Jason Cook, granddaughter Jerilyn Thorman, and great-grandchildren Madeline, Connor, and Aidan Cook, all of Tulsa. He is also survived by two sisters, Bette McKee and husband Mike of Black Mountain, North Carolina, and Dorotha Quayle of Tucson, Arizona and many nephews and nieces.

There will be no viewing, and the casket will be closed at the funeral which will be conducted at 3:00 pm Wednesday, March 29 in the chapel of McClendon-Winters Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice.