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James R. Stalcup
February 9, 1951 - October 10, 2020

James Robert Stalcup ("Rob") was born on February 9, 1951, and passed away on October 10, 2020 following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Rest assured that he very much influenced an OU-Texas victory later that day. He ran the game into 4 overtimes so Texas would once again think they had a chance, and to ensure OU would hang half-a-hundred on 'em. The persistence and resolve OU showed reflected Rob's life in every way. Nothing mattered more to Rob than his family. He loved his wife of 31 years, Carol, dearly. They did everything together both at home and when going out. Together they would go on adventures, be it an OU game or a trip to the lake, and enjoyed spending time with their friends as a couple. But most importantly, together they showed their kids and grandkids boundless love. Rob's kids felt his love in every way and are eternally thankful for it and for him. His sacrifice, strength, and wise words are and will always be reminders of the man and dad he was. In regards to his grandkids, Rob simply lived for them. He had no greater love. He always looked forward to when the grandkids got to hang out, spend the night, or came in for a special visit from out of town. Time spent with Granddad was always special, and the memories of him will always hold the same meaning years from now as they do today. Rob was an avid outdoorsman. If you took him fishing, all that meant was he was going to catch a bigger fish than you. It was usually outdoors where Rob enjoyed time with many of his close friends. He lived for weekends where he could get up to Grand Lake, get out on the golf course, and he especially loved to go hunting. Rob enjoyed countless hunting trips with family and friends around the state and country, including many trips to his favorite hunting spot, 'The Ranch'. It was during all of these outdoor adventures where Rob showed who he was. The strength of long friendships comes from loyalty, and Rob's loyalty knew no bounds. His friends were equally loyal, and we are so thankful for all you meant to him. Rob also cared deeply about his work, those he was lucky enough to work with, and his many patients. After graduating from John Marshall and the University of Oklahoma, he worked in the oil and gas business for many years. In mid-life, he made a bold decision to pursue becoming a Physician's Assistant and never looked back. After working at the VA for many years, Rob worked at McBride Clinic for the remainder of his career. Thank you to all of his colleagues over the years, for touching his life and helping make work the rewarding endeavor it should be. Rob was preceded in death by his parents, William Joseph and Betty Lee Stalcup, and his big brother, Bill. Rob is survived by his wife, Carol; son J.R. Stalcup (Kim); daughter Katy Shapard (Nathan); son David Reimer (Robin); son Doug Vrooman (Kim Saylor); son David Vrooman (Ronee); brother Randy Stalcup (Nancy); sister Luann Crandall (Max); sister-in-law Vicki Stalcup; his wonderful grandkids, Anthony, Justin, Toree, Cooper, Brayden, Wyatt, London, Sumner, Bryen, Sutton, and Caleb; and numerous nieces and nephews. A special thanks to all of those that reached out and helped in love during the last weeks. That truly meant the world to Rob and the rest of his family. We rest knowing the wonderful life Rob led, and that he was surrounded by the love of so many people. Cards/Flowers may be sent to Rob's family at: Hahn-Cook, 6600 Broadway Ext., OKC, OK 73116.

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Published in Oklahoman on Oct. 15, 2020.
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October 20, 2020
Im gonna miss our end of the case talks and of course our goofing around, we will meet again some day my friend
Dorothy Hetzel
October 18, 2020
I am glad I had the opportunity to know and work with Rob at McBride Hospital. He will be greatly missed.
Tammy Salem-Berg
October 18, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
kelly davis
October 17, 2020
So sorry to hear this. I didnt know Rob well, but I miss all the times I was able to be in the OR with him and Dr. T. Rob always seemed to be the calming force and I was always happy to hear his hunting stories.
Daryl Welch
October 16, 2020
So sorry to hear about Rob's passing. Prayers go out to Randy, Nancy and family!
David Boyd
October 15, 2020
Rob was a treasured friend who helped me get through some tough times. We worked together at The Anschutz Corp. & managed to stay in touch for many years but regretfully, as often happens, we lost contact with one another. He was a kind, thoughtful and loving friend often putting others needs before his own. I was very sad to read of his passing. There were many days while we worked together he helped me by being a shoulder to cry on and always, someone to laugh with and listen. Prayers for Carol and family. May he rest in peace.
Eileen Pruett Ogilvie
October 15, 2020
Sorry to hear this sad news. He was always so attentive and kind when I saw him for knee checkups. Rest In Peace kind sir.
Sandra Marx
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