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James "Jim" Henry

June 12, 1939 ~ June 29, 2021 (age 82)


James “Jim” Melvin Henry, 82, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born on June 12, 1939 in Pryor, Oklahoma; the son of Clifford Henry and Tressie (Hoover) Henry. Jim married the love of his life, Karein, in December of 1965. Together, they had 2 children, Stuart and Valerie. Jim was a business entrepreneur. He built the medical plaza across from Pryor’s hospital and owned various nursing homes, car washes, carpet stores, a pharmacy, and Patterson’s Flowers. Jim was a faithful member of Word Fellowship in Chouteau and enjoyed attending church services and events. He also was an avid runner. As a Conservative Republican, Jim was involved in politics for most of his life.  One of Jim’s favorite pastimes was attending all of his grandson, Grady’s, sporting events. Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who leaves behind many wonderful memories for his loved ones to cherish.

Services for Jim will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randal Smolchuck officiating. Burial will follow in Graham Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 5, 2021 at Shipman’s Funeral Home. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.

Jim is survived by his wife, Karein, of the home; son, Stuart Henry of Tulsa; daughter, Valerie Allen and husband Gordon of Claremore; sisters, Jetta Smolchuck of Tulsa and Sharron Pelham of St. Paul, Minnesota; and grandson, Grady. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Tressie.

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July 5, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service
1204 NE 1st Street
Pryor, OK 74361

Funeral Service
July 6, 2021

2:00 PM
Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service
1204 NE 1st Street
Pryor, OK 74361


Graham Memorial Cemetery
Highway 20 East
Pryor, OK 74361

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