Jimmy Gordon McClanahan, age 75, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 in
Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jim was born on February 17, 1940 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
He liked fishing and golf... (And unfortunately wasn't very good at
either one!)... Jim watched Thunder basketball like his life depended
on it. He also watched boxing, racing and golf, but as far as regular
TV he defaulted to his wife Kay. He was a stoic man and rarely talked
about feelings, like Joe Friday from the show Dragnet. "Just the
facts"! He was logical and, to a point, over-analytical. When driving
on vacation, he would ask his wife, “we’ve been driving for
miles and we're still passing the SAME fence. I wonder how many fence
posts are on this fence?" He would often get out a calculator and
figure as closely as possible how many fence posts were on the property
based on its estimated size. This attention to detail carried over into
his personal life on a daily basis. He loved his dog, Pia, a stray he
took in almost 15 years ago. He was a good man and would never take credit
for any of his good deeds. He would just say "well, what else could
I do?” He always seemed to make the next "right" choice...
He unintentionally showed his caring side when his stepdaughter, Michele,
had a stroke in 2013 when he took her in, cared for her and even helped
her daily with her physical therapy for over a year until she could get
her own apartment. He was generous and doted on his wife. Jim will be
missed by all that knew him.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents; step granddaughter: Danielle and
step son-in-law: Randy.
Survivors include his wife: Catherine of the home; sons: Gary and Randall;
grandchildren: Sarah, Rutie Sue, Roark; step children: Michele Godwin,
Tony D’Apolito; step grandchildren: Toni Rose, Jordan and Aaron Michael.
Time: May 29, 2015 2:00 p.m.
Location: Butler-Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel
Address: 2103 East Third Street