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James Prentice “Jim” Beames

Born: 8/6/1926

Died: 1/1/1901

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

James Prentice “Jim” Beames, 70, of Bokchito, Oklahoma was born on August 6, 1926 in Bennington, Oklahoma to George Washington and Mary Ethel (Rhodes) Beames.

He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Beames served in the U.S. Army during World War II from December 20, 1944 until October 1946. He attended Beames Elementary, Bokchito High School and Southeastern Oklahoma State University for two years.

Mr. Beams was a farmer and rancher in the Beames community. He enjoyed working and was a hard worker. He enjoyed working on his sheep and goat ranch. He loved to garden, go camping, boating and dancing.

He never met a stranger. He was a very happy person who enjoyed people and telling jokes.

He had owned and operated Beames Hilltop since 1964, except for his 20 years in Texas, when his son and daughter ran the business. He retired from Murdock Engineering in Irving, Texas.

He married Jean L. Dodson on May 17, 1947 in Sherman, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Twyla Mae Beames, brothers, George A. Beames and Billy Gene Beames and a sister Juanita Cox.

Survivors include his wife, of the Bokchito home; son, James F. Beames and wife, Sylvia of Mead, Oklahoma; daughter, Cheryl Patton and husband, Roger of Bokchito; grandchildren, James Ryan Beames and wife, Jeanie of Albany, Oklahoma,, Michael Preston Day, Hiley Anne Patton and Kelly Star Patton, all of Bukchito, Shawn Hill and wife, Kathy of Caddo, Jerry Hudson and wife, Juanita and Donnie Hudson, all of Vancouver, Washington; great-grandchildren, James Thomas and Mia Elaine Beames of Albany, Sylvia Joan Hill of Caddo, Jimmy Yoe, Charvell Helene and Sabrina Rashea Hudson all of Vancouver; sisters, Mary Evelyn Bell and husband, Freddie of Venus, Texas, Margie Sutton and husband, Oscar of Cartwright, Oklahoma and La Veta Keeling of Sherman, Texas; brother, Glendell Wayne Beames and wife, Modenna of Venus; mother-in-law, Ola Dodson of Bokchito and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.