Jimmie Dale Schimmel was born on July 4, 1947 to Victor and Sue (Smith) Schimmel at home in Lookeba, OK. He passed away on October 13, 2020 in Lookeba, OK at the age of 73.He graduated from Lookeba-Sickles School in 1965. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. After college, Jim began his long career as a manager in the Farmer's Cooperative System. In April 1973, Jim welcomed his son Dane. His daughter Neely was born in April 1980 around the time he began his first business venture in Weatherford, OK. He enjoyed the adventure of owning a Go-Kart Track and Waterslide for several years. He later returned to the CO-OP family, managing the Hydro CO-OP service station for many years. He then received an opportunity to work for Farmland Industries along with doing freelance work for Entz Auction and Realty until he retired. Jim married the love of his life, Sandy (Baker) in August 1992. Through this marriage he also gained another son, Justin Williams. The family made their home in Union City, OK where they resided for many years. It was there Jim and Sandy became "project people", always working on their home or yard. Jim could frequently be found in his shop working on his next idea and claiming he needed a new tool for each one to allow him to complete it. He and the Sears salesman were on a first name basis, as he was with all people he met. Jim and Sandy later built their dream home in Sickles, OK, where they resided until his death. Jim enjoyed life. He loved people. He never met a stranger and could always be found playing tricks, telling jokes and creating laughter. Jim was a master storyteller. He also had a love for aviation and was a member of an RC Flying club in the 1980s. He sang in his high school quartet and later church quartet. Jim and Sandy were faithful members of Hinton Missionary Baptist Church for many years where Jim served as Sunday school teacher, song leader, and church treasurer. Jim also served on the board of Cedar Hills Baptist Youth Camp. He was always willing to lend a hand anywhere he went. More than anything, Jim wanted people to know his Savior Jesus Christ and witnessed to his friends from his bedside until his last days.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Sue Schimmel; his grandson Cody Alexander, and his nephew David Schimmel. He is survived by wife Sandy of the home; son Dane Schimmel and wife Lori of Joplin, MO; daughter Neely Alexander and husband Terry of Chickasha, OK; son Justin Williams and wife Ashley of Yukon OK; brother Alvin Schimmel of Lookeba, OK; sister Donna Williamson and Charles of Clinton, OK; brother Jerry Schimmel and wife Betty of Lookeba, OK; Grandchildren: Zane, Lance, Aaron, Caullen, Faith, Aubree, Aiden, Caden, Alli, and Maverick; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many wonderful friends.
In lieu of flowers, Donations can be made to Cedar Hills Baptist Youth Camp PO Box 39, Binger, OK 73009.
Services: Hinton Missionary Baptist Church, Saturday, 2:00 PM, October 17, 2020, Hinton, OK
Officiating: Rev. Eddie Reichert and Rev. Brian Williams
Burial: Lookeba Cemetery, Lookeba, OK
Services entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com, turnerfh.net, or you can find us on facebook.com (Turner Funeral Homes).
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