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Norman L. “John” Folsom

Born: 6/13/1922

Died: 6/9/2004

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Norman L. “John” Folsom, 81, of Stigler, Oklahoma, passed away June 9, 2004, in Stigler. He was born June 13, 1922, in Kanima, Oklahoma, to George Dewey and Linnie Dore (Gilstrap) Folsom.

John was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, having served as a rural letter carrier for more than 30 years.

John met Louise Cook in New Orleans, Louisiana, while serving in the Coast Guard during World War II. They were married on May 17, 1943, and recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. John was a deacon of the Calvary Baptist Church in Stigler and was instrumental in the founding of the Main Street Baptist Church in Stigler. He later moved to Tamaha where he was a founding member and deacon of the First Southern Baptist Church of Tamaha. John also founded and coached a very successful American Legion Baseball Team in Stigler from 1966 to the 1970s.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lou Ella Lambert, and three brothers, Morris Folsom, Robert Bob Folsom and Franklin Frank Folsom.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Folsom; daughter, Anna Garcia of San Angelo, Texas; son, Jim Folsom and wife, Judy, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; sisters, Edith Roye of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, Maxine Stancampiano of Oklahoma City, Carolyn Ward and husband, Bob, of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Alice Cross of Stigler; brothers, Willis Kee Folsom of Oklahoma City, Walter Folsom of Stigler and George Folsom of Pocola, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Christine Smith and husband, John, of Coweta, Oklahoma, and Melanie Miller and husband, Scott, of Weatherford, Oklahoma; two great-granddaughters, Sydney Smith and Hannah Miller, and one great-grandson, Folsom Smith.