Jim Bob Freeny, 82, of Broken Bow, OK passed from this life Saturday evening August 29th, 2020 surrounded by family. Jim was born in Roff, OK to I.L. and Lillie Freeny on August 22, 1938. His dad moved the family from Roff to Clebit driving cattle along the way. Jim graduated high school from Broken Bow. He furthered his education by attending Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK where he obtained his master’s degree in Agricultural Education.
Jim proudly served his country in the United States Army Reserve Artillery Division in El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Jim taught Vo-Ag with his college friend David E. Allison, winning multiple top-honors for their agricultural department. After sixteen years of a successful teaching career Jim returned to Oklahoma to help his father with his cattle operation.
Jim enjoyed being County Commissioner for District 1, Farm Credit Services board member, Little Dixie Services board member, Sevier County Co-op board member, and President of the McCurtain County Cattleman’s Association. Jim was proud to be a member of the Choctaw Nation. He was a longtime member of the Broken Bow Church of Christ.
Jim was preceded in death by his mother and father, Lillie and I.L.; brother-in-law, Jack; high school friend, Hulan and college friend, David.
Jim is survived by his wife, Durf of forty-seven years, son, Chad L. and Fiancé, Stacy Dawn; two sisters, Joann and Judy; in-laws, Duwayne, Robert and Darlene; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery, Broken Bow, OK on Saturday, September 5th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Please maintain social distancing.
Visitation to be held at a later date.
It has been said that Jim Freeny could play cards with anyone over the phone in the dark and would never cheat you.
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