James ‘Jim’ Logue (1941-2023) Marlow, OK
James “Jim” Logue, 81, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2023 in Duncan, OK. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, February 3, 2023, at First Baptist Church in Marlow, with Rev. David Woods officiating.
Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow. There will be a family visitation at the funeral home, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023.
Jim was born Friday, February 14, 1941, in Lindsay to Ira “Dink” and Lou Ella (Claunch) Logue. Jim grew up on a farm seven miles south of Bradley, OK. He was involved with helping his parents with their crop and livestock operation from a nearly age. In fact, he was operating farm machinery by the age of five.
While attending school at Bradley, he was involved with basketball, baseball, boy scouts, 4H and FFA.
Jim married Barbara Sue McGuire on June 7, 1959, in Wichita Falls, TX. He and Barbara celebrated more than 61 years until she preceded him in death on January 14, 2021. After Barbara’s passing, Jim moved in with his daughter Dana, who along with grandson Eric, became his full-time caregivers for more than a year and a half.
After graduating from high school in 1960, Jim took a job in Trona, California working in a boric acid plant. Barbara wasn’t able to join him until after their son, Lynn was born in October that year. While in Trona, the couple’s daughter, Dana, was born three years after her brother.
As an industrious and dedicated employee, Jim was soon promoted to Foreman after only a short period with the company. However, five years living in the Mojave desert was enough for Jim and Barbara. While visiting relatives in Barbara’s hometown of Marlow, the couple purchased an APCO gas station on US Highway 81. Jim later sold his gas station so that he could train as a plumber’s apprentice with his brother in-laws.
In 1970, Jim and Barbara purchased a farm northeast of Marlow. Jim farmed and started Logue Plumbing, which is still operated by his son, Lynn. Although they moved several times since the purchase of the farm, Jim and Barbara stayed in and around their beloved hometown of Marlow.
Jim remained passionate about work until the time when his health wouldn’t allow it. During his time in California, Jim developed an interest in drag racing. That interest turned into a passion shared with his son, Lynn, which endured the remainder of his life. Throughout the years Jim operated as a car owner, racer and even a sponsor. The number of different types of cars driven are too numerous to count. Even after his driving days were over, Jim enjoyed going to the races just to visit with other enthusiasts. It could be argued that he enjoyed that more than driving.
After moving back to Oklahoma in the mid-60s, Jim and Barbara developed a core set of friends thatl asted a lifetime. With their friends, many trips were taken and many weekends were spent at Lake Murray with these friends and their kids and in later years, their three grandchildren. Jim loved his Sunday School class at the First Baptist Church in Marlow. They proved to be a great support group and a wonderful social outlet. Although Jim was shy about his relationship with the Lord, his faith as a born again believer was very strong as he loved the Lord.
Survivors include his daughter, Dana Bailey and husband Lynn of Marlow, son, Lynn Logue and wife Kristi of Marlow, three grandchildren, Megan Thompson and husband Jeremy, Rowdy Logue, and Eric Bailey.
In addition to his loving wife; Jim was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Martha Arlena Hughes.
Pallbearers will be: Rowdy Logue, Eric Bailey, Tod Barker, Ricky Barrington, Alex Barker, and Casey Price. The family would like to extend sincere gratitude to the staff of Complete OK Hospice for the great care given to Jim while under their care. Online condolences may be made towww.CallawaySmithCobb.com
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