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Jesse David "Junior" Thomas

April 17, 1928 — January 28, 2018

Funeral services for Jesse David “Junior” Thomas, Jr. will be held 10:00 AM, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Davis with Pastors Randal Drake and Billy Staggs officiating. Interment will follow at the Green Hill Cemetery in Davis.

Junior was born April 17, 1928 in Davis to the late Jesse David and Dora Caroline (Sims) Thomas, Sr. He died Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Davis, at the age of 89 years, 9 months & 11 days. Junior and the former Ms. Juretta O. Sanders were married on June 4, 1949 in Davis. She preceded him in death on August 2, 2016.

Junior was a lifelong resident of Davis. Early in his adult life, he worked as a rock mason for Venus and Robert Fullerton. In 1951, Junior went to work for the Helmerich & Payne Drilling Company as a roustabout, retiring from that same company in 1993 as a production supervisor. Most of his years with the company were spent working out of the Wynnewood yard, with his final years spent at their County Line yard.

Junior was a devoted member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Davis. Being ordained as a minister by the church in 1966, he supplied and filled the pulpit in many churches throughout his 52 years of ministry. Junior and Juretta enjoyed traveling across the United States and to numerous foreign countries. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and raising birds. He was also known to be quite skillful with a welder and cutting torch.

Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Fine & husband Paul of Moore; son-in-law, Gary Akerman of Davis; granddaughter, Larissa Akerman of Davis; three grandsons, Jesse Fine & wife Kamatha of Charlotte, TN, Matt Fine & wife Lori of Franklin, TN and Thomas Akerman & wife Shelley of Boston, GA; four great-grandchildren, Foster, Fox, Kate and Elliot; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Junior was preceded in death by one daughter Alesa Akerman in February, 2015; two sisters, Nona Thomas Russell and Nina Russell Smith; and one brother, Foster Thomas.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jesse Fine, Matt Fine, Thomas Akerman, Cade Coppenbarger, Jason Wright, Taylor Moore and Joe Thomas.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

9:00am - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Hale's Funeral Home, Davis

202 South 4th Street, Davis, OK 73030

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Pentecostal Holiness Church

103 South 2nd Street, Davis, OK 73030

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