James Savory

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Aug. 1, 1944 - Nov. 24, 2011 LUTHER James Earl Savory, or "Jim" as we all knew him, was born on August 1, 1944 and passed from this life on November 24, 2011. Born in Edmond, OK, Jim spent the majority of his life living within OK. As a young boy, Jim's family moved frequently, attributing to his great ability to make friends everywhere he went. Jim has worked in many areas of the home improvement and home remodeling profession, including everything from masonry work to carpet cleaning. He truly enjoyed fixing things and helping others with his God-given handyman talent. While home improvement provided him a living, his real love was creating Indian artwork. His most recent art included handmade hatchets and knives. Jim enjoyed gardening and loved the outdoors. He especially loved fishing and doing home improvement projects with his son, James Eric Savory. Jim met the love of his life, Kerstine Savory, in 1997. They were married on September 15, 2005. Jim told many friends in the last two months he "had no problem going to heaven, he just hated to leave Kerstine." Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel Sparks and Warren Ben Savory; sister, Benita M. Savory; and brother, Lawrence Savory. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Kerstine Savory, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Stephanie Savory of Luther; brother, W. Dale Savory and wife Carol, Guthrie; brother, Mike Savory and wife Mary Beth, Guthrie; brother, Charles Patrick Savory, Edmond; sister, Debra Ann Peoples, Guthrie; brother, David Eugene Savory, Missouri; brother, Larry Savory, Edmond; loving in-laws, Ursel and Gerhard Winter of Bremerhaven, Germany; brother-in-law, Frank Winter of Bremerhaven, Germany; three grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a host of loving friends. Donations may be made to the Integris Hospice House, 13920 Quailbrook Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73134, in memory of James Earl Savory. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel, Edmond, Oklahoma.

Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 27, 2011
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