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JT "Jay" Carman, 96, was born on his Daddy's Cherokee allotment near Pryor, Oklahoma on January 31, 1921, the oldest child of William A. Carman and Virginia (Ford) Carman. He passed away on January 9, 2018.
Jay attended school in Okay, Oklahoma, and had lived in Fort Gibson since April 1942. He was a veteran of WWII, and a member of the American Legion Post 20 in Fort Gibson for 70 years. He was a commercial fisherman, and also retired from the Fort Gibson National Cemetery after 20 years of service. Jay was a hard worker all of his life, and was a strong believer in staying active. He did his own mowing and gardening until recently. He was a very honest man, and a devoted son, husband, Daddy, and Grandpa. He was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Fort Gibson.
He married Nellie Mae Lively, and was married for over 50 years until her death.
He is survived by his son, Kenny Carman and wife, Sharon, of Iowa; brother, George Carman of Fort Gibson; sister, Helen Satterfield of Fort Gibson; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and special nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie; son, Frank Alan Carman; parents; sisters, Ruth Huitt and Faye Cooper; and brother, John Carman.
Funeral services are pending. Interment will follow at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with full military honors.
Published on January 12, 2018
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