Jimmy Harjo, 62
November 19, 1951 - March 29, 2014
Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Jimmy Lee “Sonny Boy” Harjo will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Reverend Ed George officiating.
Wake service will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.
Serving as pallbearers will be Tommy Gibson, Daniel Mitchell, Jared Pennock, Raymond Pennock, Jack Hill and Buffalo Hill. Honorary bearers will be Tom Harjo, Rabbitt Hill, Issacc Hill, Patrick Harjo, Mike Harjo and James Harjo. Burial will follow at Harjo Family Cemetery north of Seminole.
Mr. Harjo passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 62.
Jimmy was born November 19, 1951 in Talihina, Oklahoma to Ben Tanyan and Lorene Coody but was raised by adoptive parents, Cornelius and JoAnna (Larney) Harjo.
Jimmy graduated from Konawa High School and later attended OSU Okmulgee Tech.
He married Sherry Harjo on November 24, 1975 in Seminole.
Jimmy was a fork lift driver at Commerical Brick for over 24 years.
He loved OU and OKC Thunder, doing crossword puzzles, listening to the radio and most of all loved and cherished his grandchildren.
Jimmy is survived by his wife, Sherry of the home; one son, Cornell Jackson Harjo of the home; daughter, Brandi Harjo of the home; daughter, Crystal Harjo of Clewiston, Florida; seven grandchildren, Marcus, Evander and Ivan of the home whom he raised, Darius, Blue Sky, Friday, Xavier and Brenna Holata; one sister, Patricia Gibson and husband Tommy Gibson; one brother, Vernon Harjo of Amarillo, Texas, also Clifton Tanyan, Albert Tiger and Simon Harjo, whom he called brothers and a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Curtis Harjo, Anthony Tanyan and sisters, Ruby Tanyan and Carolyn Talamasey.
Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.
Funeral Information: April 2, 2014, 2:00 PM
Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel located at 1001 N. Milt Phillips, Seminole, OK 74868