James "Lucian" Gassaway Jr., 64, of Poteau, OK passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Bedford, TX. Lucian was born January 1, 1952 to James Lucian Sr. & Patsy Nell (Raines) Gassaway. He worked many years in the coal mines and pipelines. He loved life and his family and friends. He really enjoyed feeding birds and watching them in the mornings. He enjoyed getting to sit on the porch and visit with friends and family. He was very hard working; loved helping his dad work and feed cattle. He did many jobs on his dad's ranch. He lived briefly in Ft. Worth, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Michelle Diane LaRosa.
Survivors include his daughters & sons in law, Hope & John Schrader of Bedford, TX, P.J. & Jeremy Sharp of Alma, AR, Jennifer Baxter of Ft. Smith, AR; grandchildren, Blakely, Hayley, Sam and Bentley; his partner, Anna "Petie" Earley; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Memorial services will be 2 pm, Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, Poteau, OK with Jim Cook officiating.