Jimmy Winfrey, 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 19, 2018


Jimmy Oliver Winfrey, of Oklahoma City, passed away March 11, 2018, at the age of 79.He was born August 24, 1938, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Plen Elmer, Sr. and Elizabeth Frances (Wally) Winfrey.He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Myrtle Lodge #145.Jimmy was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.Jimmy enjoyed going to car shows, fishing, and going to garage sales, where he collected many record albums and anything from his era. He loved his old 51 Dodge Truck he called, ‘Noot.’

Jimmy was an Oklahoma Sooners fan where he attended many games and tailgate parties.He enjoyed watching the old westerns, “Bonanza,” and “Gun Smoke,” and John Wayne movies.Jimmy loved music.He played the guitar and piano and loved to dance.He was a tinkerer, always finding something to do, whether helping others, woodworking or using his electronics.

Jimmy attended Central High School in Oklahoma City.After serving in the Air Force, he went to work for L&S Bearing then Tinker Air Force Base, where he retired after 25 years of service.Jimmy was very funny, had a great sense of humor and he loved people.He had a servant’s heart.He was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.His CB radio handle was ‘Gentleman Jim’, which fit him perfectly.

His first love was being with his devoted wife, Fran, of 50 years and spending time with his daughters, his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.Jimmy is survived by his two daughters; Kathy Copeland, and her husband David, of Tuttle, OK, and Leigh Allen of Dallas, TX; 2 grandchildren, Chad and his wife Heather; and Courtney and her husband Brandon; and 6 great-grandchildren, Hayden, McKinley, Paisley, Brynleigh, Duncan, and Dakotah.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Plen and Elizabeth Winfrey; his beloved wife, Fran; 3 brothers, Lloyd, Plen, Jr., Bud (William); 3 sisters, Bernice, Mary Ann, and Alma Lou.

A Celebration of Jimmy’s life will be held at 11am, on the 19th of May 2018, at Sunny Lane Cemetery at Graveside Service.Services are under the direction of the Masonic Lodge #145 and John Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, Moore, Oklahoma.





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