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© Enid News and Eagle News
October 23, 2008
Submitted by Jo Aguirre

© Glenn


Cherokee Municipal Cemetery

A memorial service for Tommy Joe Highfill, 69, of Cherokee, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at First Baptist Church, Cherokee. The Rev. Tom Cooksey will officiate. Burial will be in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc. of Cherokee. A memorial book will be available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He was born Sept. 20, 1939, in Cherokee to Jack and Lorene Tuxhorn Highfill and died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at Deaconess Hospital, Oklahoma City.

He graduated from Cherokee High School in 1957. He served in the Army from 1962-1963, and won several awards for marksmanship. He was a self-employed custom hay baler and mechanic.

Surviving are one son, Brian; one daughter, Becky; one brother, Boyde; four sisters, Meron Gipson, Vickey Marsh, Jenny Newell and Bobbie Jewell; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, heart division.

Condolences may be made online at www.lanmanmemorials.com .
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