James Llittlejohn, Jr.

 

August 2, 1940 - August 4, 2017

Mr. James Littlejohn, Jr. after 77 years, transitioned to Eternal Rest on August 4, 2017,. in Okmulgee.

James Littlejohn Jr. was born August 2, 1940, to James (Jim) Littlejohn, Sr. and Rosie Pollard Littlejohn.  "Junior," as his family lovingly called him, was raised in the Bald Hill area of Okmulgee County.

As a young man he moved to Tulsa with his family, where he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School with  the Class of 1960. James was very adventurous and wore many hats during his lifetime.  

James enlisted into the United States Army, where he received many honors and medals for defending his country during the Vietnam War. He was decorated with the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service with 4 Bronze Service Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal Clasp, Bronze 4 Loops, Drill Sergeant Badge and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry/Palm.  After 21 years of services, James retired from his military service on June 1, 1980. James was a very proud soldier and if you walked into his home, his honors are hung for all to view. After retiring from the military, James worked as a Security Officer for Hillcrest Hospital and Jailer in Okmulgee, where he also ministered to many prisoners during that time.

 James united in holy matrimony to Cora Lee Morgan on September 18, 1982, and was a loving husband, father, pawpaw, brother, uncle and friend, as well as a minister.  He was a faithful member of St. Matthews Baptist Church, service as an Associate Pastor, Sunday School Teacher, and a member of the Brotherhood Chorus.

 James was preceded in death by his parents James (Jim) and Rosie Littlejohn; brothers Carl, Felix, Dennis and David; sisters Florence, Christine, James Ella, Augustine, Mary Frances, Shirley and Lavada.

 He leaves in God's care his loving wife,  Cora Lee Littlejohn, of the home; his sons Michael (Earnestine) Littlejohn, Cedar Hill, Texas;  Jimmy James Littlejohn, Tulsa,  Emmett H. (Terry) Perkins,  Okmulgee;  Rickey (Phyllis) Perkins, Glenpool;  Ray Steven (Seandra) Crook, Wichita, Kansas and John Littlejohn, Okmulgee; his only loving daughter whom he cherished, Tracy Thompson, Aubrey, Texas;  his sisters, Marguerite Rice, Wichita, Kansas; Juanita Garrett, Tulsa; and Octavia Love, Tulsa;  nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a caravan of loving family and friends.

The Final Salute will commence on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the St. Matthews Baptist Church. Pastor McKinley Rice will officiate.  Burial will be on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the National Cemetery at Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma.

You may visit Pastor Littlejohn, as he slumbers in peaceful repose at the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc., on Friday from 12 noon until 6 p.m.

Friends may convey condolences and sign the online register at www.biglowfunerals.com.

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