Mr. Jerry Lee Shrum, in his 71st season of life, transitioned from life to eternity, with his loving family near his side, on Friday morning, February 22, 2013 from Warner, Oklahoma.
A lifelong resident of Porum, Oklahoma, Mr. Shrum was born on December 4, 1941, the son of Jess Lee and Rosa Mae [Corbell] Shrum, Sr. He attended Ross School and loved the country life. He was a Rancher, where he raised Jersey Cows, loved tending to Mules and Wagons and always mowed hay in the summer. He used to operate the Vickers Service Station in Porum for many years and worked all of his life. He always kept an old milk cow around with the Jerseys he raised. He also worked as a truck driver, but farming was his love.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Arlie Shrum and Doyle Shrum and 3 sisters, Bernice Toney, Lorene Harrison and Nadine Shrum.
He leaves to lament his death, while yet cherishing his memory; the mother of his children, Margaret Mayhan, Braggs, Oklahoma; his special friend, Sue Cowett, Porum, Oklahoma his sons, Chris Shrum [Deborah and Keith Shrum [Judy], all of Porum, OK; his daughters, Tammy Lindsey [Clay], Webbers Falls, OK and Jerri Susie White [Ronnie], Braggs, OK; his brothers, Donald Shrum [Lois], Warner, OK, Joe Shrum [Delores], Antlers, OK and Jess Shrum, Jr.[ Elizabeth], Sacramento, CA; his sisters, June Penwell and Cora Mackey, both of Muskogee; a very special Uncle, Alvie Corbell, Muskogee, Oklahoma; his grandchildren, Julana Shrum, Sefton Shrum, Jadrea Shrum, Brodey White, Allen Gorby and Savanah Gorby; along with other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.
A Graveside Ceremony will be shared on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Fields Cemetery at Porum, OK. Pastor Wayne Lindsey, with Heavenly Hope Church of Porum, will officiate. Burial will follow the services.
Casket Bearers will be Ronnie Peevyhouse, Stuart Morton, Jim Purdom, Bruce Madding, J. W. Smith and Jimmy Coppin. Honorary Bearers will be Jack Whisenhunt, Kevin Crouch and Bil Maxey.
Friends may convey condolences and sign the online register at www.
biglowfunerals.com. Mr. Shrum has been cared for and his family comforted by Keith Biglow and the staff of the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc. of Muskogee.