Our beloved father, Jim Boyd Catron, was born June 11, 1935 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Robert and Betsy (Hummingbird) Catron.
He went to be with Our Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at his home in the Rocky Mountain Community of Stilwell, Oklahoma surrounded by his loving children at the age of 84 years.
Jim was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He devoted his life to the Lord and attended Echota Baptist Church until his health succumbed. He cherished the time spent with his children and grandchildren. Jim loved playing guitar, listening to music, fishing, taking drives, family gatherings and just loved being outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline Jones Catron, his parents, Robert and Betsy Catron, (baby brothers, James and Sicero, baby sister “baby girl”), Perry Leach, Levi Catron, Calvin Catron, brothers: Gary Helton, Rex Catron, son-in-law: Gordon Len Sellers.
He is survived by his children: John Paul Catron and wife Sandra, James Paul Catron, both of Tahlequah, OK. Oma Jean West and husband Wesley, Petula Jean Sellers, Norma Jean Davis and husband James, Jr. Jim Catron, all of Stilwell, OK, Martha Ann Gilley and husband Jonathan of Oaks, OK. Jeremiah Jay Catron and wife Daphne, Tammie Ann Nakedhead and husband Chance, Priscilla Stella Catron, all of Stilwell. Brothers: Richard Catron and wife Retha, Edward Catron, of Tahlequah, Brett Catron and Neil Catron of Stilwell. Sisters: Romania Cordova of Tulsa, OK, Margaret Hummingbird and Mary Harlin of Stilwell, Kathy Williams, Doreen Williamson, Annette Mankiller, of Tahlequah, Patsy Shannon of Broken Arrow, OK. 31 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends also survive him, including his longtime friend, George Scott.
Graveside services were held at 2 pm on Monday, November 4, 2019 at Clear Springs Cemetery, Stilwell, Oklahoma with Junior Levi Catron and Bro. Bill Woods officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Stilwell, OK.
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