Jay E. Fimple
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Jay E. Fimple

December 20, 1951 - March 07, 2009

Jay E. Fimple

December 20, 1951 - March 07, 2009

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Obituary for Jay E. Fimple

Jay E. Fimple, Jr. passed away Saturday night, March 7, 2009 after a long battle with colon cancer. Jay was born on December 20, 1951 in Fairfax, Oklahoma to Jay E. Fimple, Sr. and Hilda Klein Fimple. In 1956 Jay moved with his family to Vinita, Oklahoma. Jay attended Sacred Heart Academy and Vinita Junior and Senior High school where he graduated in 1969. After high school, Jay attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater and majored in Mechanical Engineering. After his first year of college, Jay joined the Air Force and served in the Security Service (signal intelligence). He was stationed in San Angelo and San Antonio, Texas and the island of Crete in Greece. When Jay was honorably discharged from the Air Force, he returned to Oklahoma State in Stillwater and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Design Engineering in 1976. Jay then went to work as a tool designer for Vought Aerospace Corp in Texas. In 1977, Jay returned to Vinita, Oklahoma and took the position of Vice President and Dispatcher at Elliott Truck Line. Later, Jay would become the President of Elliot Truck Line where he served until his death. Jay was very active in the community and a prominent business man. He was involved with the little league program for many years and was credited with establishing the little league soccer program in Vinita. He enjoyed coaching and working with kids of all ages. Jay was well known for his kindness and generosity. He was a good and loyal friend, a dedicated OSU cowboy, a loving husband and father and will be forever missed by his family and friends. Jay is survived by his wife Monica, of the home; son Todd Fimple and wife Rebecca of Vinita; daughter Holly Fimple of Tulsa; daughter Trina Fowler and husband Bryon of Owasso; and foster daughter Molleigh Robinson of Stillwater; five grandchildren, Jared, Nathan and Kelcee Fimple of Vinita; and Axyl Langford and Colton Fowler of Owasso. Also, his step father, Vic Spencer of Disney, OK, sister Janice James and husband John of Missoula, Montana; brother Richard (Rick) Fimple of rural Vinita; Sister Trisha Von Schriltz and husband Charlie of Pryor; sister Carol Williams and husband Terry of Vinita; and brother Stan Fimple and wife Debbie of Vinita; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Jay was preceded in death by both of his parents; a brother, Robert Fimple of Disney and several other relatives. There will be a prayer service at 6:00pm on Thursday, March 12, 2009 in the Luginbuel chapel and a Funeral Mass at 11:00am on Friday, March 13, 2009 at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Vinita with Father Alex Kennedy officiating with interment following at Fairview cemetery in Vinita. The family has established the Jay E Fimple, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. Those who would like to make a donation may do so at First National Bank, PO Box 407, Vinita, Oklahoma 74301, Attention: Tim Williams.

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