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LEEROY JAMESON

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September 20, 1925 - July 25, 2014 CALUMET Heaven is celebrating today as Jesus welcomed home one of His own. Lee Roy Jameson, of Calumet, was born on September 20, 1925, in Muldrow, Oklahoma, and died on Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. Lee Roy moved to the Geary area with his parents as a small child. He graduated from Geary Public Schools in 1943 and also served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. He married Wilma Mae Schieber on July 23, 1948, in Bethany, Oklahoma. They were marred for fifty-four years until her untimely death in a tragic car accident in September of 2002. He married Betty Leck, a family friend, in 2004, and after Betty's death, he met and married his current wife, Billie McDowell, on October 20, 2008. Lee Roy and Wilma began a dairy operation with a rented barn and three cows and later bought 160 acres and started their farming operation. In 1950, they built a dairy barn and began enlarging their dairy herd and expanding their farming operation and their family. Lee Roy and Wilma worked hard on the farm. It was a difficult and busy life. As busy as they were on the farm, they still found the time to successfully raise four children. Both Lee Roy and Wilma stressed God, education and a strong work ethic to each of their children. Lee Roy dedicated his life to the Lord at Coleman Chapel Church in 1958 under the pastorate of the Rev. Clem Jarvis. In 1980, they sold the cows and stopped the dairy business but continued their farming operation producing certified and registered seed crops and an Angus cow-calf livestock herd. In 1982, Lee Roy and Wilma were named the Canadian County Farm Family of the Year. Lee Roy loved farming. He loved the land and being on the tractor. Very seldom did you see Lee Roy out of his overalls. His main interest was farming, but he also loved watching his grandchildren. Lee Roy and Wilma traveled across Oklahoma, from football games, to basketball games, to baseball games, to soccer games, to dance recitals, to FFA events just to watch their beloved grandchildren. They even traveled across the United States watching their granddaughter play basketball and became known as the "grand fans" to all the players. Lee Roy continued traveling to all the sporting events even after Wilma's death. He was there to watch his youngest grandson play this spring in the area basketball tournament. Lee Roy and Wilma were not just grandparents in title, but they were grandparents in action. Every grandchild has more than one story to tell about spending time with Grandma and Grandpa on the farm - memories that they will be cherished forever. Lee Roy was a good, honorable, well-respected Christian man. He served on the Calumet School Board for many years and in 2004, was named "Outstanding Farmer" by the Central N. Canadian River Conservation District. He was a good neighbor and a good friend - always willing to help anyone. Many stories could be told about his charity and helpfulness. He always had a smile on his face and enjoyed a good laugh. Lee Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Addie Jameson; his wife of 54 years, Wilma Mae Schieber Jameson; his second wife, Betty Leck Jameson; his sister, Amalee Moore; his brothers-in-law, Lloyd G McArthur, Jim Moore, Luther Smith, Forest Yates, and Johnnie Wiedemann; and his sister-in law, Geralda Jameson. He is survived by his four loving children and their families - Peggy Kates and her husband Ben, of Oklahoma City; Donna Eisenhour and her husband Charles, of El Reno; Don Jameson and his wife Debra, of Oklahoma City; and Janice Garlett and her husband Grayson, of Calumet. He is also survived by grandchildren - Chris Kates and wife Jean, of Edmond; Tim Kates and his son, Remington, Leavenworth, KS; Kevin Kates and his wife Bettina and their children, Kaylee, Ella, and Benjamin, of Edmond; Rebecca Kates Taylor and her husband Jared, of Edmond; Sonya Eisenhour Leck and her husband Dusty, of El Reno; Daniel Eisenhour and his wife Darby and their children, Audrey and Andrew, of El Reno; Julie and Kelsey Jameson, of Oklahoma City; and Seth and Erin Garlett, of Calumet. In addition, he is survived by his wife, Billie; his sisters, Phyllis McArthur, of Oklahoma City; and Carole Boomer and her husband W.O., of Bartlesville; his brothers, Herman "Dee" Jameson, of Geary; and Hubert Jameson and his wife Ramona, of Delaware. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Shirley Wiedemann, of Yukon; Irene Wiedemann and her husband Arthur, of El Reno; and Ellen Yates, of El Reno. The legacy that Lee Roy left cannot be completely written in words. His wisdom, leadership, compassion, kindness, and sweetness will be greatly missed. We are blessed to have been a part of his life. He was truly a wonderful father, grandfather, husband, and brother. A special thank-you goes to the staff at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital for the quality care and compassion they provided. Services to celebrate the life of Lee Roy will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 101 S. Barker, El Reno, OK, with burial following at the El Reno Cemetery under the direction of the Turner Funeral Home, Geary, OK, 405-884-2222. Memorial contributions may be made to the Calumet School Foundation, , or the . Condolences may be sent to the family at: turnerfuneralhomes@gmail.com or turnerfh.net

Published in The Oklahoman on July 28, 2014
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