James “Jim” Caughern of Wister, Oklahoma was born August 23, 1963 in Poteau, Oklahoma to Charles D. and Gladys Deliphene (Ridenour) Caughern and passed away March 16, 2020 in Wister, Oklahoma at the age of 56.
He is survived by:
His wife: Christi Caughern of the home
His father: Charles D. Caughern and wife Betty of Hodgen, Oklahoma
One son: Jake Caughern and wife Amanda of Bartlesville, Oklahoma
One daughter: Jackie James and husband Isaac of LeFlore, Oklahoma
One brother: Chuck Caughern and wife Sheila of McAlester, Oklahoma
Six grandchildren: Makinsie, Gage, Reese, Kate, Joleigh, and Ben
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a host of many friends
He was preceded in death by his mother, Del (Ridenour) Caughern; one brother, Timothy Caughern; son-in-law, Jeremy Pebley; and father-in-law, Chris Hilbuin.
Jim was a 1981 graduate of Cameron High School and the Superintendent of Albion Public Schools. Jim was an educator, where he taught Ag for 3 years, taught elementary school for 2 years, and has been a Superintendent for 28 years. He was a member of the Summerfield Baptist Church, the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administrators, the Oklahoma State School Board Association, and the Oklahoma Rural Elementary Schools, and Pushmataha County Administrators Association. Jim was a Master Mason with the Heavener Masonic Lodge #154, 32 degree Scottish Rites, and a Knights Templar in McAlester. He is also an OSU and SEOSU Alumni. Jim was an avid hunter, fisherman, and cowboy. He loved spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a loving husband, father, son, grandson, brother, poppy, uncle, cousin, and friend. Jim will be dearly missed by all whom loved and knew him.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Summerfield Baptist Church in the Summerfield Community with Reverend Johnny Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in Summerfield Cemetery with Masonic Rites provided by Heavener Masonic Lodge #154. Arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.
Pallbearers will be: Roger Hoffman, Justin Frizzel, Cole Caughern, Curtis Curry, Brian Ryles, Swayde Hilburn, Jay Stacy, and Joe Stacy.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: James Fowler, L.D. Boatright, Jake Caughern, Isaac James, Frankie Fazekas, Mike Cox, Bo Hilburn, and John Hambrick.
Viewing will be from noon until 8:30 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. The family will have visitation with friends on Thursday night from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
To sign Jim’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.