James, fondly known as Jim, 69, of Oklahoma City, OK, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 24, 2019. He was born on December 8, 1950 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Ernest & Edrie Clanahan. Jim was raised in Oklahoma City, and graduated from Northwest Classen HS. After graduation, he and his best friend joined the U.S. Navy where he became a hospital corpsman. Upon his return from active duty, he attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma. He worked as an X-ray Technician for Integris and Midwest City Hospital. Jim was an avid hunter, and passed his love of the outdoors along to his children. On June 15, 2011, he wed Nona, and the two enjoyed 8 wonderful years of marriage. He enjoyed feeding birds and squirrels while sitting on his back patio. There were two wild ducks that would frequent his yard to feed, and became so friendly they would sit beside his chair. Jim had an infectious smile that will be in our memories forever.
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Jim was preceded in death by his:
Parents: Ernest Glenn Clanahan & Edrie Camille (Howe) Clanahan
Brother: Wesley Clanahan
Sister: Jane Ferguson
Brother-in-law: Joe Ferguson
Wife: Beth Clanahan
He is survived by his:
Loving wife, Nona
Son, James W. Clanahan (Moore, OK)
Daughter: Amanda & Husband Will Rahmes (Deer Creek, OK)
Step-Sons: Mark Parrott & wife Kristi (Allen, TX); & Karl Parrott (OKC)
Brother: Richard Clanahan & wife Glenda Lou (Edmond, OK)
6 Grandchildren: Isaac, Kaitlyn, Maddie, Jacob, Morganne, & Tara
Lifelong friend: Jon Argo and wife Mary Jane (MWC, OK)
As well as a multitude of nieces, nephews, and cousins and dear friends.