James "Jim" Henry Dupy

December 8, 1942April 28, 2021
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James Henry Dupy, surrounded by loving family singing him into heaven, left this life and entered into a better one Wednesday, April 28 2021 at his home in Edmond.

Jim was born to John Milton and Alta Boneta (Thornhill) Dupy December 08, 1942 in Salem Oregon. He grew up in California, Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma, eventually settling in Midwest City, where he graduated high school. He was educated at Oklahoma Baptist University, and Central State University.

In his early life, he was in sales. He sold shoes, cookware, appliances at Montgomery Ward, and insurance; in that order. Later, Jim secured work at Tinker Air Force Base. He hired on as an aircraft mechanic, attended more college, and finally retired after serving as Chief of Aircraft Production.

Jim was very versatile and adventurous. He sang in many local chorale groups; including barbershop quartets, gospel, and song leading at church. He ran marathons, showed dogs, grew roses, made pottery, fished and watched birds. He pursued his great love of writing. He lived the cowboy life at a pause in his government employment. Riding the fences and cutting out the calves, he homesteaded. Also, he lived in England for a few years. He was a kind, loving and gentle man loved by his family and all who knew him.

His parents preceded him in death, as well as his brother, Phil.

Jim is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joy Burt Dupy; son, Scott Dupy and wife Sherri of Meeker; daughter, Angela and husband Jon White of Edmond; and daughter, Lori and Mike Freeman of Edmond; six grandchildren: Jennifer Jones and husband Jake of Meeker, Daniel White and wife Tessa of Chicago, Ethan Freeman of Florida, Natalie White of Edmond, Ally Freeman of Oklahoma City, and Chandler White of Colorado; two great-grandchildren, Raeleigh and Drew Jones of Meeker; sisters, Sharon Selvy of Tucson, Arizona and Bonnie Jo Sturgeon of Bristow; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 30, 2021



James "Jim" Henry Dupy

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Don Selvy

May 3, 2021

Uncle Jim was the wisest, most good-natured and funniest among us. His supportive and (again) funny character uplifted those near him. His positive impact on all of us lives on through a beautiful family and a gift to our character that will live on in how we lead our lives. I'll miss him, but I am better for having him in my life.

Carl Newton

May 2, 2021

Jim was my best friend growing up. He was terrific! The only thing I ever had against him was he stole my girlfriend (Joy)! But I got over that eventually - couldn't blame him, she was gorgeous!

Randy Neal

April 30, 2021

What a kind and gentle man. Never heard him say a bad word about anything or anyone.

Doug Warden

April 29, 2021

Jim and Joy and family lived next to my in-laws for several years. I’ve helped him harvest rabbits, sang and played guitars with him and attended church with him. He’s one of the best men I’ve ever known.

George Goure

April 29, 2021

I worked for James for many years. He was a good man and easy to work for. I had a great deal of respect for him and am very saddened to hear of his passing. I pray for God to bless his family during this hard time.