Sunday, August 23, 2015

Jim DeCamp

James Andrew DeCamp, 89, of Poteau, OK passed away  Friday, August 21, 2015 in Talihina, OK.  Jim was born October 6, 1925 in Muskogee, OK to Elmer Dale & Ora (Hildabrand) DeCamp.  He was a veteran of the US  Navy.  He was retired as District Manager for OG&E.  Jim was a member of the First United Methodist Church - Poteau.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jim's activities and honors included President of Junior Chamber of Commerce in Muskogee, OK, President of Chamber of Commerce in Poteau, OK, served on the board of directors at Poteau State Bank for 20 years, Poteau News & Sun "Man of the Year" 1972,  Lifetime Contribution Award 2002, Rotary President & Rotary Paul Harris Award, plus many others.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann of the home; 1 daughter & son in law, Pam & Jim Ernst of Owasso, OK; 1 son, Dale West DeCamp of Poteau, OK; 4 grandchildren, Daz DeCamp, Matthew Ernst, Drew DeCamp, Thad Ernst; 1 great grandson, Owen James Patton; 1 sister, Daleora Bohanon of Broken Arrow, OK; 1 brother, Joe Donald DeCamp of Desert Hot Springs, CA; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Perkin officiating.  Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau, OK.  Pallbearers will be Daz DeCamp, Matthew Ernst, Thad Ernst, Jim Ernst, Jeff Shockley and Joe K. Thomas III.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Poteau or the Alzheimers Foundation.

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