Jimmie Floyd DeArman

April 06, 1944 - May 09, 2021

Jimmie Floyd DeArman

April 06, 1944 - May 09, 2021


           Jimmie De Arman died peacefully at home in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Sunday, May 9, 2021.  Jim was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma on April 6, 1944, to Floyd and Lillian DeArman. 

After graduating from U.S. Grant High School in Oklhoma. City, he attended what is now UCO with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1977.

 Jim worked as a Land Man in Wyoming, Colorado, and Oklahoma for 43 years.  When judging a Chili Cook-off in Gillette, WY in 2003, he met a fellow judge, Kim Pekkala.  They relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma and were married on November 22, 2008. When Jim married Kim, not only was he a loving husband but a nurturing guide to her children and grandchildren. He was a good balance for their family. Luckily, Jim enjoyed animals because his new family always had a cat, dogs, sugargliders or ferrets.

Jim’s snarky sense of humor and love of life led him on many adventures, boating, camping, floating, and horse back riding.

Jim purchased Keels Lounge in Tulsa for his wife because he loved the shuffle board table.  He enjoyed introducing others to the shuffle board table. 

Jim will be remembered by his friends and family for his kindness, gentleness and generosity. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandchild, Paxton. 

Jim is survived by his wife, Kim; his sister Cheryl Avery (James); Kim’s children Kristina Mundy, Corey Mundy (Lori), Nicholas Mundy (Alejandra), and Spencer Mundy (Natasha).  Grandchildren Abbey, Bryce, Colton, Alana and Mercy; and a niece, Misti.  He is also survived by numerous friends and classmates from the US Grant class of 1962. 


The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, May 19, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., at Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home, 2103 E. 3rd St., Tulsa, OK 74104. 

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 20, 3:00 p.m., at Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Memorial Chapel.


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Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: May 20, 2021 (3:00 PM)
  • Venue: Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Location: 2103 E 3rd St Tulsa, OK 74104 - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: May 19, 2021 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
  • Venue: Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Location: 2103 E 3rd St Tulsa, OK 74104 - (Get Directions)

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8 responses to Jimmie Floyd DeArman

  1. Phyllis Seay says:

    Rest in Peace my friend.
    We traveled many miles together.
    You will forever have a piece of my heart and never be forgotten — for so many reasons.
    Many precious memories.
    Till we meet again.

  2. So Sorry for your loss. I knew Jim through Out high school.

  3. What I will always remember most about Jim is his bright smile and how much he loved my best friend and her kids, no matter what, which is a rare and beautiful quality. I had so much respect for him as a business man and he taught me many valuable things about business. I will sure iss his snarkiness!!

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