John Sherman Cagle Jr., 87, died on December 24, 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A private graveside service for the family will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John was born on January 21, 1929 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma to John Sherman Cagle and Lavinia Earle McArthur. On July 5, 1958 he married Vivian Melissa Gray.
After graduating from Wilburton High School he continued his education at Oklahoma State University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Geology. He worked as a Geologist for the USDA where he engineered many bridges and damns across Oklahoma. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma and an avid Cowboy fan.
He is preceded in death by his parents, spouse and brother-in-law.
He is survived by one daughter Lori Strickland and husband Parker of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Parker Link Strickland and Parker Gray Strickland of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one sister, Virginia Lou Lairson of Houston, Texas and a large treasured extended family.
John Sherman Cagle Jr. was a faithful husband, devoted father and beloved grandfather. He will forever be missed.
As a memorial, the family requests that all do something for their families that will be a treasured memory. That is the memorial John would have wanted.
Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.
Published on December 27, 2016