Farming Rural 12

James "Jim" Cresap

January 10, 1931 ~ May 13, 2020 (age 89)


James "Jim" Cresap, 89, of Shawnee, Oklahoma passed from this life Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at his home. 

He was born January 10, 1931 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to James and Sepha (Harper) Cresap. 

James was raised in Shawnee and attended Shawnee and Prague schools.  He lived in Prague for 45 years before moving back to Shawnee in 1998. 

He married Venita Hayes on February 13, 1953 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. 

James worked as a postal carrier in Prague for 28 years and owned and operated Cresap Green House and Strawberry Patch east of Prague for many years. 

He was a faithful and active member of Prague Holiness Church and was known as one of the best Sunday school teachers ever. 

James was a man of all trades and could do anything he set his mind to do.  He enjoyed and had a passion for restoring old tractors. 

He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Stephen Darrell Cresap and Timothy James Cresap; his parents, James and Sepha Cresap; 3 sister, Dorothy Thompson, Jewel Bradley and Laurie Votaw; and 3 brothers, Lloyd Cresap, Comer Cresap and Harley Cresap.   

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 67 years, Venita Cresap of the home; 1 daughter and 1 son-in-law, Freda and Marcus Dunn of Stroud, OK; 1 granddaughter, Alicia Davis of Shawnee, OK; 2 great-grandsons, Hunter James Sala and Zachariah Sala; 1 brother, Marlin “Ray” Cresap; other extended family members, friends and his church family. 

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 17, 2020 and continue through service time.  Service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday May 18, 2020 at Faith Assembly in Shawnee with Reverend Kurt Beauford officiating.  Burial will follow at Prague Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.   

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC and State of Oklahoma Regulations and Guidelines, groups of 50 or fewer will be limited to attended funerals, which includes church services as well as chapel services and graveside services with social distancing.   Please join the celebration of James’s life through Cooper Funeral Home’s Facebook page for live streaming of the service.

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May 17, 2020

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home
210 W. Walnut
Tecumseh, OK 74873

Funeral Service
May 18, 2020

10:00 AM
Faith Assembly
1401 E. MacArthur Street
Shawnee, OK 74804

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