The Duncan Banner


December 2, 2013

James “Jimmy” Earl Tow

Aug. 24, 1970 — Nov. 29, 2013

Ratliff City, OK — Funeral services for Mr. James “Jimmy” Earl Tow, 43, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Ratliff City First Baptist Church with the Rev. Derek Bolin and Mark Belvin officiating. Interment will follow at the Marlow Cemetery of Marlow. Services are under direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Ratliff City.

Jimmy entered this life Aug. 24, 1970, at Norman, to Mr. James Elmer Tow and Mrs. Linda Sue Graham Tow. He departed this life Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at his home in Oklahoma City.

Jimmy was raised at Blanchard, Healdton, and North Little Rock, Ark., where he graduated high school. After graduating, he immediately joined the United States Navy, where he served honorably for the next 2 1/2 years.

Afterwards, he went into woodworking and then began working in the oilfield. His passion was working as a salesman in the oilfield. He began working for M&M Supply Co. in the summer of 1995. Over the next 18 years, he served in every capacity a supply company has to offer, including store manager at three different locations.

Those who worked with Jimmy said there was “no one more outspoken, confident or driven than Jimmy Tow. He was a force to be reckoned with, and gained the respect of everyone in the company and the industry. There was no challenge too tough . . .” Jimmy was an avid golfer and pool player. He also enjoyed going to the pawn shops and fishing.

Preceding him in death are his grandparents: Earl and Leo Graham, Elmer Tow, Waylon and Edith “Granny” Pittman; and an uncle, Kenny Wayne Tow.

Survivors include his son and best friend, James “Jimmy” Ethan Tow of Oklahoma City; father, James Tow and wife Rocille of Ratliff City; mother, Sue Herron and husband Bill of Blanchard; sisters: Jamie Sue and Bryan, Dana Cil, both of Oklahoma City, and DaChelle Luree and Scott of Lone Grove; nieces who adored him: Ashli and Paige; nephew, Blake; great-niece, Avery Belle; numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Casket bearers will be Matt Belvin, Luke Belvin, Mark Belvin, Keith Smith, Shane Martin, Chris Knipe, Michael Purdue, Wayne Tow and Blake Pierce. Honorary bearers are Joy Jones, Randy Trachtenberg, Ed Foreman and Jay McKinsey.

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Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

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