Jackie David Pilgrim
Ardmore - Jackie David Pilgrim of Ardmore, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 27, 2021 at the age of 82. Jackie was born on August 27, 1939 in Simpson, OK to Monroe David Pilgrim and Lizzy L.L. (Holt) Pilgrim. He graduated from Dickson High School. Jackie married Susan Kaye Brown in Madill, OK on July 4, 1960 and spent 61 wonderful years together and made their home in Ardmore. Jackie worked as an Ardmore Firefighter for 20 years before retiring as a Captain. He worked numerous part-time jobs after his retirement. Those jobs included Cashway Lumber yard, Boggs Trucking, Groendyke, TH Rogers, Stolfa Hardware, bus driver for the city schools, Southerland Well Service, Chickasaw Library, caretaker for Daube Ranch Company, Security Guard at Ardmore Air Park, maintenance at the Ardmore VA Center, and maintenance for Eddie Brown. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and a member of the Mannsville Church of Christ where he served as a Deacon and the song leader. Jackie loved music and singing, playing the guitar, a great carpenter, and collected cans everywhere he went.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Claude Wesley Pilgrim, sister-in-law Neva Lafon Clark, four brothers-in-law Ferrell Herndon, Jack Cumbie, Jack D. Jones, and Emitt Clark, two nephews Bobby Dale Clark and Randy Cumbie, and one great nephew Jeremy Cumbie.
Jackie is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Susan Pilgrim of the home, son Mitchell Pilgrim and wife Kasey of Ardmore, daughter Mona Kaye Cunningham and husband Jackie of Springer, one sister Sharon Jones and special friend Virgil Page, four grandsons Jack "Trey" Cunningham III, Miles "Kade" Cunningham, Logun Love, and Dakota Mays and a honorary grandchild Lindsey Gaston. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law Mona Jo Cumbie, Glynda Herndon, and Nancy Kirk and husband Doug, and two brothers-in-law Eddie Brown and wife Dawn and Tommy Brown and wife Vickie along with numerous other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Brown's Funeral Service Chapel in Madill with Pastor Matt Benedick officiating. Family hour will be held on Tuesday at Brown's Chapel from 6-8:00 PM. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery with Jack "Trey" Cunningham III, Miles "Kade" Cunningham, Jack D. Jones Jr, Teeleih Bond, Carl Pilgrim, Logun Love, Jackie Cunningham, and Virgil Page serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dakota Mays, Dickson coffee shop drinkers, Ardmore Fire Department, Madill Fire Department, and Dickson Fire Department.
The family requests that all guest please wear a mask due to COVID virus.
Condolences can be sent to www.brownsfuneralservice.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Brown's Funeral Service in Madill, OK.
Posted online on August 30, 2021