James "Jim" Edward Enloe

May 27, 1937November 4, 2020

"Jim" was born in a small, quaint farmhouse in Fillmore, Oklahoma in 1937. Official records place his arrival in Milburn, Oklahoma as medical assistance was far reaching in the rural southeast Oklahoma. He was the second child to Lorene (Vestal) Enloe and Sherman Enloe following his sister Myrna Loy Enloe. His childhood nickname was "Billy".

He passed away Wednesday, November 4th, after an arduous battle with Covid-19. His 83 years of life were filled with few health events. His illness was preceded by an active life volunteering at Integris Baptist Hospital, working out at the gym in the early morning hours, attending church and classes at Crossing Community Church of Oklahoma City.

Jim Enloe had a unique blend of rural upbringing, military officer service and higher education degrees from Cameron State, OSU, and Central State University.

His career was in air traffic control. Due to the transient nature of the field, his children were born into three different states after marrying Leah Susan Cheatham of Oklahoma City. Following FAA retirement, he enjoyed a professorship at OU Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center. Following full retirement, he volunteered over 10,000 hours at Integris Baptist Medical Center.

Jim raised a family of three girls, who brought him two great-grandchildren and five grandchildren. Jim was a hands on grandparent and did not shy away from holding newborns. His presence was noted with his annual ritual of punctually mailing birthday cards to each daughter and every grandchild.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, sister, ex-wife Susan Enloe and his relatives in southeast Oklahoma. Memorial Contributions will be honored at any local Salvation Army. Goodbye Daddy and PawPaw.

Visitation for Mr. Enloe will be from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Bill Eisenhour NE Funeral Home, 8805 NE 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73141.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at The Crossings Church, 14600 Portland Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73134, with interment to take place at 3:00 p.m. at Arlington Memory Gardens, Midwest City, OK.

Here is the link for the livestream for Mr. Enloe's Wednesday service. Start time is set for 9:45am.



  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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Ellen Newhall Hutchens

November 13, 2020

Dear Margaret, Nancy & Kathy, I hope 🙏 are with all of you'll. Your Dad was the only one who call me Elly bell and best memories of going to Tishomingo. Who lived in Tishomingo? There was a woman who lived there, your Dads Mom or aunt I can't remember how the relationship was it was a long trip in the white stationwagon the hot summer. Jim rest in peace.
Love you all
Ellen (Elly bell)

Amy Gremillion

November 11, 2020

My sister Sarah and I want to express our sympathy and prayers for our cousins Margaret Ann, Nancy and Kathy as well as all of Uncle Billy's friends and family. He was a great "little brother" to our mother and she loved him deeply and greatly appreciated all of your visits to Louisiana and his support of her. They told many stories of growing up in OK and all of the antics with the large extended family that they shared.
All of you are in our minds, in our hearts, and in our prayers.
Love you,
Amy Patrick Gremillion and Sarah Patrick Hurder

Todd Hutsell

November 11, 2020

It was a pleasure to say hello to Jim on Tuesday mornings. The Integris Baptist Volunteer Auxiliary will remember his service and friendly personality.


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