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Dr. James Mixon Rascoe, 61, of McAlester, died Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Muskogee.
Dr. Rascoe was born to James Mixon Rascoe and Mayme Lou (Lollar) Rascoe on Jan. 15, 1956, in Mansfield, Louisiana.
He moved to McAlester from Stillwater in 2004. Dr. Rascoe was currently the medical director of the Rehabilitation Unit at McAlester Regional Health Center since 2004 and the medical director for Heartland Hospice since 2005. He had worked as a physical rehabilitation medical director for Unity Hospital and St. Anthony Hospital in Shawnee for 10 years until 2013.
Dr. Rascoe grew up in Mansfield, Louisiana, and graduated from the Mansfield High School in 1974. He then attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and Panola College in Carthage, Texas. In 1981, he received a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from Louisiana State University. In 1989, he received a doctor of chiropractic degree from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. He then attended Oklahoma State College of osteopathic medicine and graduated in 1994 with his doctor of osteopathic medical degree. He did his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga from 1995 to 1998.
Dr. Rascoe was a member of First Baptist Church in McAlester.
He is survived by his wife, Diana Rascoe, of McAlester; mother, Mayme Lou Rascoe, of Mansfield, Louisiana; sister, Lynda Craig and husband, Tommy, of Mansfield; niece, Brook Mik, and great-nephew, Mixon Chase Mik, of Mansfield; grandson, Lane Crawley, of McAlester, and grandson and granddaughter, Peyton James Adamo and Nadia Adamo, of McAlester.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Mixon Rascoe.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, March 11, at First Baptist Church of Mansfield, Louisiana. His final resting place will be at the Highland Cemetery next to his father in Mansfield.
Published on March 7, 2017
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