© Enid News and Eagle
7 October 2007
James Harold Yoakum
Harold, 83, passed away peacefully at home and went to Heaven to be with his Lord on February 26, 2003. Harold was born on July 16, 1919 at Rosedale, OK, to Dennis A. and Eva Velma [Jaye] Yoakum. After graduation from Rosedale High School, Harold met the love of his life, Ludia Morris, and they were married for 64 years. To this union was born a daughter, Gayle, and a son, Harvey.
He was an employee of Wilson Co., OKC, and had many supervisory positions for 38 years before retiring. After retirement he joined his son Harvey in business in Longmont, CO 'Yoakum Tire and Oil'. Following this he returned to OKC where he had lived for many years and until his death. He was involved in the Masons in the Westwood Chapter of OKC. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Christian and a member of the Baptist church.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, infant brother and sister, and a son-in-law, Roy Lee Bowling.
Survivors: his wife, Ludia, of the home in OKC; daughter, Gayle Dyer and husband Ermon, OKC; son, Harvey and wife Carol of Longmont, CO; grandchildren: Lisa Dahlem and husband Duane, Beth (Burns) Daniels and husband Rob, Jimmy Yoakum and wife Sarah, Kim Grimes and husband Chad, Alan Oswald and wife Tami, Charlie Oswald, Rebecca Oswald, Carla Choate; great grandchildren: Josh Dahlem, Dalton Burns, Ried Grimes, Zachary and Paul Choate, Joel and Lauryn Melicks; brother, D.J. Yoakum and wife Hazel, Purcell; sister Geneva Blackwell and husband Troy, Wayne; sister, Dennisteen VanWagoner-Murray, formerly of Wayne; and a host of other family members and friends. He will be fondly remembered by family and friends for his remarkable memory of past events and family history, along with his most interesting and entertaining stories.
Memorial contributions: American Heart Assoc. or Shriners Childrens Hospital.
Services:. March 1, 2003, Southern Hills Baptist Church (Red Chapel) 8601 S. Penn.
Committal service: 4:00 PM, Mount Olivet, Pauls Valley, OK.
VONDEL L. SMITH & SON MORTUARY, OKC, OK.
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