James "Jim" Alexander Gloriod

December 8, 1924 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old

James "Jim" Gloriod Obituary

James "Jim" Alexander Gloriod was born on December 8, 1924, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to John Arthur and Stella (Smith) Gloriod. He passed away peacefully in Duncan, Oklahoma on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at the age of 99.

A memorial service is planned for 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 27 at Whitt Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center.

Jim graduated from Poplar Bluff High School and went on to attend the University of Missouri. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Army to fight in World War II. Jim served in northern France and central Europe. He was awarded three Bronze Service Stars and a Purple Heart among other medals and honors.

After his discharge in 1945, Jim worked as an international manager at Halliburton Energy Services for 40 years. In his free time, Jim enjoyed a wide range of activities. He loved playing golf, wood working, playing bridge, baking cookies, and working jigsaw puzzles and the New York Times Crossword Puzzle. Most of all, Jim loved to spend time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John Gloriod, Pete Gloriod, Paul Gloriod; and sisters: Sue Gloriod and Mary Jo Villwock.

Jim is survived by Charlene Gloriod of Montgomery, Texas; children: Paul Gloriod and wife Mary of The Woodlands, Texas, Jean Anne Gloriod of Montgomery, Texas, Nancy Jones and husband Lance of Duncan and Jamie Gloriod of Perth, Australia; grandchildren: Jeff Gloriod and wife Ashley, Thad Gloriod and wife Haven, Landon Jones, Carter Jones, and Noah Jones; great-grandchildren: Savanna Gloriod, Brynlee Gloriod, Adalynn Gloriod, Jet Gloriod, and Hazel Gloriod; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in Jim's name to the charity of your choice.

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January 27, 2024

11:00 AM

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