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Services for Jessie Michael Fullingim, 69, are at 2 p.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Lynn Bellamy will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada. The Chickasaw Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the cemetery.
Mr. Fullingim passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. He was born Nov. 19, 1946, in Ada to Joffery James and Charolotte Irene Henson Fullingim. He graduated from high school and received a Bachelor of Science degree from East Central University.
He married Paulette Dew Nov. 28, 1969, in Ada and again Dec. 15, 2012, in Anadarko. Mr. Fullingim was a traffic engineer for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation until his retirement. He attended Ada Baptist Temple and served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Ajax.
Survivors include his wife, Paulette of the home; his daughter, Melanie Ross and her husband, Quinn, of McAlester; a son, Shawn Fullingim and his wife Myra of Norman; six grandchildren, Kendra Knox, J.D. Ross, Connor Ross, Taryn Fullingim, Jase Fullingim and Kale Fullingim; two great-grandchildren, Alexis Ross and Brynlee Ross; two sisters, Judy Martin and her husband, Jerry, of Fort Cobb and Beth Rhynes of Ada; a brother, Jim Fullingim and his wife, Karen, of Cedar Lake; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bearers will be James Fullingim, Dr. Pepper Martin, Chris Rhynes, Heath Allison, Chad Allison and Daniel Rhynes. Honorary bearers will be Pat Mitchell, Joe Lee Walker, Bruce Johnson, Gary Haney and Phil Rhynes.
Published on October 13, 2016
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