Jimmy Pappan

Jimmy Clayton Pappan, 78, of Newkirk, Okla., died Friday morning, Jan. 31, 2020, at his home in the White Plume Addition.

Cremation has been effected. Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Life Center, 1300 W. Grand Ave., in Ponca City, Okla., with the Rev. Jack Pease officiating. Miller-Stahl Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

There is a gathering, with lunch served, following the service at Daniel and Monica Meyer’s residence, 10954 286th Road, in Arkansas City.

The son of Forrest Leon and Velma Hazel (Landers) Pappan, Jimmy was born April 23, 1941, in Arkansas City. When Jimmy was 7 years old, his mother and Daniel E. Davidson married on June 14, 1948 in Arkansas City. From this point on, Jimmy and Daniel considered themselves as father and son and developed a great love for one another. Jimmy received his education in Arkansas City. He dropped out of school when he was 16, and his mother signed the necessary papers permitting him to join the U.S. Navy. He served on the USS Coral Sea, which took him to the Philippines, Hawaii, Japan, China, Panama, Midway, Formosa and Cuba. While in the Navy, Jimmy proudly earned his GED. When he received his honorable discharge, he returned to Arkansas City.

Jimmy and Lillian Jeanette “Jenny” Kimsey married in February 1965 in a small ceremony at her aunt’s home. They welcomed Monica Sue into their lives in October 1965. They then also welcomed Michael Steven into their family in February 1967. During this period of his life, Jimmy was employed at Beech Aircraft, Dixie Portland Mill and Cessna Aircraft. After 12 years of marriage, the couple parted ways.

Jimmy and Kathy Lynn Hiller married in March 1984, and a year later Keegan Renee entered their lives. Clayton Deamer made his entrance into the world in June 1989 and joined the family. Jimmy was employed at the Ponca City (Okla.) Walmart. He and Kathy parted ways after 12 years of marriage.

Jimmy finished his years of employment at Rubbermaid. He loved his retirement years and could be found at home watching his Netflix. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and shooting guns at the practice range. He was a proud member of the Kaw Nation and the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Calvin, Kenneth, Otis, and Jerry; a niece, Lori; and a nephew, Keith.

Jimmy is survived by his children, daughter and son-in-law, Monica and Daniel Meyer, of Arkansas City, son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jeannie Pappan, of Kaw City, Okla., daughter, Keegan Owen, of Newkirk, Okla., and son and daughter-in-law, Clayton and Jessica Pappan, of Newkirk, Okla.; two sisters-in-law, Roberta Pappan Watson and Frances Pappan, both of Arkansas City; 11 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

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