Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Jim Blemmel

Born: 6/28/1959

Died: 9/15/2008

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

James Doyle Jim Blemmel passed away September 15, 2008, at his home in Talihina. He was born June 28, 1959, to Neva Jean Cummings and Jerry Blemmel, their first son and the sunshine in their lives. He is the great-grandson of original enrollee Lof Olson. Growing up he attended Whitesboro High School where he met his future wife and camping partner, Kathy Williams.

Jim worked for OTIS engineering, then Halliburton for 27 years. He went on to work for Boots and Coots International Well Control for three years. Jim was proud of what he did as he was of his family. Every deer season, Jim filled the house with jerky and deer meat to last through the year. There was no fish that Jimmy couldn’t catch. There was no greater pleasure to him than sitting around a fire with his dogs and a fryin’ pan of fish or deer meat.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie and Marie Blemmel and L.W. Paps Cummings; uncle, Charlie Blemmel; and cousin, Linda Blemmel.

Survivors include his wife; mother, Jean Thomas; father, Jerry Blemmel and wife Judy; brothers, Joe Blemmel and Mark Blemmel and their families; sister, Mary Blemmel Williams and family; grandmother, Ester Mamaw Cummings; uncle, Monty Olson; daughters, Carly Blemmel, Amber Arnold and husband Jeff; son Zach and wife Cassie Woodson; grandchildren, Cohen James Blemmel, Aubrey Arnold and Aubri and Cambri Coleman; stepsister, Jessica Watt; stepbrothers, John Watt and Joey Watt and their families; and his true and faithful friend, Buddy, and his old huntin’ pal, Nuisance.