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James Henry "Jimmy" Akerman
Jul 19, 1941 - Nov 24, 2016
Posted by: Ann Weber

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James “Jimmy” Akerman, age 75 of Lexington, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016, at the Heritage Park Nursing Center in Bethany. James Henry Akerman was born July 19, 1941 in Wynnewood, OK. He was the 7th child of 12 children born to Nick Akerman and Margaret Catherine (Lehman) Akerman. Jimmy’s dad nicknamed each of his children and Jimmy’s nickname was “Grasshopper”. Jimmy married at a young age and to this union a daughter, Sharon Kay was born. He lived most of his life in the Purcell and Lexington communities and worked at various jobs. Jimmy loved being outdoors and all of his jobs involved him working with his hands. He enjoyed gardening and especially loved growing okra, tomatoes and watermelons. He also liked keeping his flower beds clean and pretty. He was a gifted artist and could draw anything he wanted. He enjoyed wood working and made many cedar chests and other items. He was a fix-it man and could fix anything that had to do with lawn mowers. He looked forward to family reunions and enjoyed eating Field’s Pecan Pies. He will be dearly missed!

He was preceded in death by: His parents, Nick and Margaret Akerman; One adult brother, George Akerman, 2 baby brothers, Clement Lee and John Williams, one infant brother who wasn’t named; 3 brothers-in-law, R.C. Edgar, Henry Hooper and Edward Ross; 2 sisters-in-law, Myrna and Birdie Akerman.

James leaves behind: His daughter, Sharon Kay Smith and husband of Elmore City; Two Grandsons, Nathan and Lawton; Four Brothers, Ben Akerman of Blanchard, Dale Akerman and wife Dee of Norman, Don Akerman and wife Dorothy of Lexington, Billy Akerman of Yukon; 3 sisters, Rosa Mary Edgar of Pauls Valley, Lou Hooper of Lexington, Jennie Ross of OKC; Many nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral Mass Services are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Purcell. Burial will follow at the Lexington Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by Wilson-Little Funeral Home of Purcell.

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