He joined the Army when he was 17 and served in Vietnam. He returned home and joined the National Guard where he served for 20 years. He worked in the maintenance department at Whirlpool Corporation for 34 years and retired in 2003.
It was at Whirlpool that he met and married his wife Sharon in 1975. In their 45 years of marriage, they had two children, Jayce and Jason and seven grandchildren. While he had many hobbies, his favorite thing was spending time with his grandkids.
J.C. was also a 32nd-degree Mason and was an active member for 36 years. He was member of the Murrow, Poteau and Mosholatubbee lodges (where he was current Worshipful Master).
He was preceded in death by his father Eddie Remy, mother Lillian Cox, sisters Dorothy Hicks and Rene Fish and nephew Dewayne Garner.
He is survived by his wife Sharon Remy, daughter Jayce Hamilton and husband Scott of Panama, son Jason Remy and wife Brandi of Van Buren, Ark., grandchildren KayLee Hamilton, Garrett Hamilton, Kason Hamilton, Jaxon Remy, Brennon Remy, Bennett Remy and Beckett Remy, sister Deloris Garner and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Dog Creek Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Dennis James, Jaxon Remy, Garrett Hamilton, Eddie Butler, Ted Kilgore, Bill Maxwell and Travis Sumpter.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at the funeral home.
Published in Poteau Daily News from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2021.