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James Richard "Jim" Fenwick, 79, of McAlester, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at McAlester Regional Health Center.
Jim was born to George and Essie (Fellhauer) Fenwick on Feb, 2, 1937m in St. Louis, Missouri. He was raised in St. Louis and graduated from high school there.
Jim served in the United States Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps as well as the Oklahoma National Guard.
Jim received a bachelors degree from the University of Oklahoma and a masters degree of psychology from East Central University at Ada.
Jim married Joyce A. Jones on April 19, 1985, in McAlester. He worked as a psychology assistant and licensed professional counselor for Carl Albert Community Mental Health Center.
After retiring, he worked as a substitute teacher for McAlester Schools, where he primarily worked assisting children with disabilities.
Jim was an avid stamp collector.
For many years Jim was a member and elder of the McAlester First Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Fenwick, of the home; three daughters and their families, Becky Easley and husband, Mike, and children, Adam Croft and Olivia Croft, Suzanne Simpson and husband, Scott, and their children, Sam, Zach and Josh Simpson, and Angela Hamil and husband, Wade, and their son, Aaron Hamil; cousin, Marilynn Triffault, of Minnesota, and other family members and friends.
James was preceded in death by his parents, George and Essie Fenwick, and his brother, Harold L. Fenwick.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at Bishop Chapel of Memories.
Honorary pallbearers will be Adam Croft, Olivia Croft, Sam Simpson, Zach Simpson, Josh Simpson and Aaron Hamil.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Special Projects or your favorite cause.
Arrangements are entrusted to Bishop Funeral Service and Crematory of McAlester.
Published on December 23, 2016
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