Obituary for Jim Husted

Ponca City Now - October 28, 2021 5:35 pm

Jim Husted

March 9, 1946 – October 27, 2021

Jimmy Mack Husted of Blackwell, Oklahoma, passed away on October 27, 2021 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 75 years.

Jimmy Mack Husted was born March 9, 1946 in Blackwell to James & Hazel Husted and ended his journey October 27, 2021 in Oklahoma City. He attended local schools. After HS graduation, he entered and completed a tech program at OSU Tech in Okmulgee. He joined the US Army September 1966; left Ft Lewis, WA as a Spec 5 for VietNam 1968-1969. His unit was the 37th Sig Bn, specialty title of Rad Rel & Carr Oper serving 2 yrs 7 mos with Honorable Discharge to include awards for VCM, VSM, 2 O/S bars and EXP M-14.

Jimmy returned to his hometown and received a job offer from Otis Elevator working in Houston. He met and married Linda E Reed on 3/30/73. Born to the union was Jimmy Jr and Loretta “Lorie”. Divorce followed; his job allowed transfer to Oklahoma. Jimmy worked in downtown OKC, Stillwater, Ponca City or wherever needed. He will be remembered for having a technical mind that just never stopped him from learning, the custom smoker that had a happy face, the Otis Elevator shirts that were his complete wardrobe. He excelled in his knowledge of elevator operation and would often get called for his keen ability to repair one that seemed hopeless. He represented OTIS in a most “elevated” way!

This guy had one heck of a sense of awkward humor, his most popular was “pull my finger”. If he was cooking burgers, you could count on waiting 1-2 hours. Loved sugar in his cornbread, aka corncake. He cared for his disabled brother for 35 years.

Jimmy is survived by his son Jimmy Jr, wife Kim, Grandkids Jacob Husted, Will Oesterle, Melody Weeks, daughter, Lorie & Bob Massion, her daughters Gracelynn & Charlee, his sister, Darla (Richard) Aytes. Preceded by parents, sister Lynda Stacey, brother Michael, Chad Aytes, Dara Aytes.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 5, 2021, at Roberts and Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Blackwell Cemetery. Viewing will take place beginning at 9:00 a.m. until service time.