James "Jim"'s Story
Jim DePue, of Pittsburg, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at the age of 62.
Jim was born on May 12, 1955, in Union City, New York, to Ivan Quinton DePue and Arthell Patricia (Wilson) DePue.
Jim grew up in Pittsburg and graduated from Pittsburg High School with the Class of 1973.
In June of 1973, Jim joined the United States Marine Corps and served in Vietnam.
Following his military service, Jim attended Eastern Oklahoma State College.
On June 14, 2008, he married Sherri Roland at the Pittsburg Baptist Church. He served several terms as the mayor of Pittsburg and retired from the U.S. Postal Service with over 21 years. His last post before retiring in 2011 was postmaster of the Pittsburg Post Office.
Jim was a "jack of all trades" and enjoyed fixing and working on cars and trucks and riding his Harley. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Jim will mostly be remembered for being a loving husband, father and pop.
He leaves behind his wife, Sherri DePue, of the home; sons, Aaron DePue, of Tahlequah, Wes DePue and wife, Shonda, of Eufaula, Brian Linley and wife, Valerie, of Midwest City, and John Linley, of Jones; daughter, Nita Onstott and husband, James, of Midwest City; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one nephew, Quinton John Ehler, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and other family and a host of friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Sharon Gruwell.
The family will greet friends on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chaney-Harkins Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Pittsburg Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenny Morrow officiating. Interment will follow at Pittsburg Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Aaron DePue, Wes DePue, Brian Linley, John Linley, George Mote and David Lowder.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Hunter, John Johnson, Blaine Wilson, Mateo Herron and Michael McMillian.
Published on December 14, 2017