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Chapel Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

8701 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK

OBITUARY

James "Jim" Charles Mighton

August 30, 1958February 1, 2020
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James “Jim” Charles Mighton, 61, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Jim was born on August 30, 1958, to parents Charles and Norma Mighton in Oklahoma City, OK.

In 1978, Jim was introduced to the love of his life, Sherri; and charming enough, they were actually introduced by Sherri’s own brother, Russ. Just after dating for three short months, Jim and Sherri were married for forty blissful years. They went on to raise two girls, Jill and Jennifer. The ‘Best Dad’ Award could arguably be given to Jim the moment his girls were born. From their vacations, life skills, outdoor adventures, it never mattered what the task was; Jim was all in.

Jim and Sherri moved to Yukon, OK, in 1992, where Jim became a true staple in his community. Jim never met a stranger in his life because of his kindness, compassion and commitment to always making others laugh. His over the top personality will be missed by all the lives he touched.

Jim was an officer of the Geary Police Department, Cashion Police Department, Yukon Police Department, and then the Arcadia Police Department. Jim was also Vice President of the STARR Program. His biggest achievements in life include the Merit of Valor from the Geary Police Department, Top Cop of Yukon Police Department and being a former NHRH driver/owner. However, his greatest achievement of all was his family and friends.

When Jim wasn’t working, you could find him hunting, tinkering in his shop, spending time with his family, friends, and of course his dogs. Jim was an avid dog-lover at a young age and there was never any discrimination on what breed of dog, he simply loved them all.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Richter Mighton and mother, Norma Jean (Stout) Mighton.

Jim is survived by his wife, Sherri Leigh Mighton; daughters, Jill Croom and husband, Sean of Yukon, OK and Jennifer Mighton, of Yukon, OK; brother, Don Mighton and wife, Trisha, of Providence, RI; sisters, Cathe Riggs and husband, Bud, of Mannford, OK, Cindy Henderson and husband, Russell, of Oklahoma City, OK, and Donna Wilmoth and husband, Joel, of Midwest City, OK. Jim also leaves behind five grandchildren, Alyssa, Meylyn, Weston, Wyatt, and Finn, to cherish his memory.

A memorial service in honor of Jim will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 620 N. Cemetery Rd., Yukon, OK 73099. Per Jim’s wishes, casual attire is encouraged.

  • FAMILY

  • Charles Richter Mighton, Father (deceased)
  • Norma Jean (Stout) Mighton, Mother (deceased)
  • Sherri Leigh Mighton, Wife
  • Jill Croom, Daughter
  • Sean Croom, Son-in-law
  • Jennifer Mighton, Daughter
  • Don Mighton, Brother
  • Trisha Mighton, Sister-in-law
  • Cathe Riggs, Sister
  • Bud Riggs, Brother-in-law
  • Cindy Henderson, Sister
  • Russell Henderson, Brother-in-law
  • Donna Wilmoth, Sister
  • Joel Wilmoth, Brother-in-law
  • Alyssa, Granddaughter
  • Meylyn, Granddaughter
  • Weston, Grandson
  • Wyatt, Grandson
  • Finn, Grandson
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jim Autry, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Scott Cloos, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sean Croom, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Russ Hennigh, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mitch Hoskins, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mike Hoskins, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Steve Howell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Nick Kuklenski, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tom Parker, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Billy Wulffenstein, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, February 7, 2020

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James "Jim" Charles Mighton

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Melda Riggs Howard

February 6, 2020

Dear Sherri and family,
So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. I remember how young he was when Bud and Cathe got married. He was like having a little brother. Always a sweetheart. He always helped my parents if they needed something. Our prayers are with you all.
Gary and Melda

Mitch McIntire

February 6, 2020

Sherri, Jill, Jen, & Family,
My thoughts & prayers are with you.
Jim was 1st & foremost a family man! Always ALL IN, when it came to family.
He also had the rare ability to make his friends feel like part of his extended family, & for that I will always be grateful.
I met Jim the 1st day of school in ‘69 & became his friend on the spot. He always had the biggest smile & an idea for something fun to go do. The smile never faded, & neither did his joy for life!
Through the adventures of our youth, & the ever growing responsibilities of adulthood, his friendship has meant more to me than words can express.
It’s an honor to have been his friend. He’s been more of a brother to me than just my friend & he will be missed.
I believe our spirits are eternal That he’s w/ his beloved Mom & Dad, as well as Poppy & Goggy & I look forward to seeing him again someday.
His was a life well lived! Mitch McIntire

robert dean

February 6, 2020

sherri, jill and jennifer, i was so shocked and saddened to hear of jim’s death. such a great guy, who i remember as constant motion and boundless enthusiasm .
if it had a wheel or motor, he could take it apart and put it back , making work seem like play. jim never shied from a challenge, learned with me how to patch a fiberglass sail boat and taking it to lake hefner several times. so many good, fun and humorous memories.
he was a 15 yr. old who knew everyone in the neighborhood and the first to welcome us to the neighborhood, riding up on his bike. i feel privileged to have known him. not surprised he was such a loving husband and father, grandfather. my deepest sympathy . robert

Chuck Stewart

February 5, 2020

My heart goes out to all of Jim’s family, so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy and very talented. He will be missed by all his friends . I enjoyed all the years he leased the building from me, just a genuine great person.

Fredda Dean

February 5, 2020

Fredda Dean

February 5, 2020

Sherri, my heart aches for you and Jill and Jennifer. I have many memories starting when we bought his neighborhood, youthful best friends home. Always smiling, good natured and loved a project. His ingenuity of taking. a used board, three wheels, used sunfish sail with neighbor’s
dog, Cooper pulling him down the middle of the street to the enjoyment of young and old alike. Then, he met and married you, sweet Sherri. Always devoted to you and your girls trying to bring joy to everyone with at least a smile. It was a pleasure watching him turn into a good , fine man able to keep his positive attitude and put his family first when facing difficult times. I’m happy You had each other. My deepest heartfelt sympathy. With love, fredda

Mindy Hollingshead

February 5, 2020

I was friends with Jim in high school. He was such a sweet guy! I know he will be missed by many! Prayers for all of his family & friends.

Mike Hoskins

February 4, 2020

My dear friend Jim, words can’t even express how much I cherish the times we had together and all the morning breakfast laughs we had with Mitch. Your smile was always contagious and your willingness to give to others was so impressive. I’ll never forget the “Maddy” memory keychains you helped get made for the family you didn’t even know. Friends like you are a rare breed and for Mitch & I, the pleasure was all ours. RIP mighty warrior, we’ve got it from here. Mike!

CORY HARRINGTON

February 4, 2020

SPENT 5 YEARS GROWING UP WITH THIS MAN, GRADES 6-10 IN OKLAHOMA CITY..MAKING MODELS, FLYING COX ENGINE AIRPLANES, FLYING KITES WITH FOIL ON TAIL(DROVE THEM NUTS AT TINKER AFB-ACTUALLY HAD SOME FLY BY's), riding the mini bike, and basically driving our mothers bonkers...He always had a good outlook on life, not surprised he made such an impact with his world...his family has a lot to be proud of..he WILL be missed, and always remembered..Prayers to friends and family for healing and closure..

Tracy Thornton

February 4, 2020

My first best friend and like my brother always. Love you Bud and we'll climb lots of trees again someday! No human words can comfort right now, but I do know my Father's promise to heal the brokenhearted. I am praying for Sherri and the entire family. You will never be forgotten