Jimmie Rawdon

Obituary of Jimmie Lee Rawdon

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Jim was born in Drumright, Oklahoma on September 23, 1932 to Flora Ethel and Allen Bateman Rawdon and went “Home” to his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 1, 2024. 

 

Jim was preceded in death by his wife Christina, daughter Mitzi, his mother and father.  He was the last surviving member of his immediate Rawdon family, the baby of nine brothers and sisters.

 

He is survived by his daughter Toni Rawdon Whisenhunt of Kiefer, OK, grandsons Chad Whisenhunt-Kadrian of Littleton, CO and Scott Whisenhunt of San Diego, CA, great granddaughters Charlotte and Sophie Whisenhunt of Littleton, CO. 

 

Jim graduated from Davenport High School in 1950 where he was very active in FFA raising and showing Poland China swine and steers, traveling to all the area fairs and livestock shows where he won numerous placings with his livestock.  He also played football and was involved in various school activities. 

 

Upon graduation from high school Jim attended Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College in Miami, Oklahoma. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force doing basic training at Travis Air Force Base where he began his training as an Aircraft Mechanic and through his 10-year career earned many certifications.

 

He married Christina Antrikin on December 19, 1953 in Tulsa, OK and at that time he was stationed at Holloman A.F.B., Alamogordo, New Mexico, then in 1956 he was transferred to Norton A.F.B. San Bernadino, CA and then Tinker A.F.B in 1962 where he was honorably discharged. Once completing his time in the service, he moved to Tulsa, OK then to Kiefer, OK in 1963 where he lived for 60 years.

 

He worked for McDonald Douglas until 1970.  He then decided to open a little convenience store in Kiefer, OK and was in business for 21 years.  He was very active in the community, having served on Kiefer’s City Council and the Kiefer Volunteer Fire Department.

 

He was a member of the Kiefer First Baptist Church and loved his Lord and Savior.

 

Jim was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Sapulpa Masonic Lodge #170. He was a Member of the American Legion and organized the post #205 in Kiefer, OK. 

 

Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and loved his family unconditionally, he enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting.

 

In his later years, he loved playing Bingo and going to the Casino. He loved watching college football where he would always be cheering on the Oklahoma State Cowboys. 

 

He was a gentle soul and loved his grandsons, Chad and Scott never missing any of their school activities and sports activities.  He was one of a kind, he always had a smile and always put others before himself.  He was the best Dad and Husband anyone could have. He will be dearly missed, but we know he is with his Lord and Savior and is rejoicing in heaven with Mom and Mitzi and all his family and friends. 

 

Dad and Grandpa, you will be missed, but we take comfort in knowing you are in Heaven and in the arms of Jesus.

  

The family would like to thank the Claremore Veterans Home for all that they did to make Dad’s last days be met with dignity and respect and thank them for the wonderful care he received.

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Thursday, June 6, 2024
Green Hill Funeral Home
400 East Teel Road
Sapulpa, Oklahoma, United States
918-224-2312
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June

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2:00 pm
Friday, June 7, 2024
Green Hill Funeral Home
400 East Teel Road
Sapulpa, Oklahoma, United States
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1932 - 2024

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