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Jack Edward Fishburn

November 3, 1944 — June 13, 2023

Orlando, Oklahoma

Jack Edward Fishburn, 78, of Orlando has gone to heaven.  The day came quicker than we wanted but, here we are.  If dad had gotten his way, you would be listening to his voice on his pre-recorded funeral service.  Although, we promise, you would have laughed, we are also very certain it wasn't appropriate for a church service. So, fair it to say, he didn't get his way but, if you asked him, he would have told you that was the story of his life......
Speaking of the story of his life - on November 3, 1944 in Oklahoma City, OK the late Jack Fishburn and Mavis Chastain, along with his big sister Jeanie celebrated the birth of the one and only Jack Edward Fishburn.  Little did they know on that day just what they had put into motion for the next 78 years.
Old man Fishburn, as many over the years would refer to him, has held many titles in his life - husband, father, papa, daddy, grandpa, brother, uncle, great grandfather, friend, co-worker, cousin, an energetic teenager, old fart, crazy man Fishburn, and a few that I really shouldn't include here so, let's move onto the facts of his life.
He married the love of his life, the calm to his storm, the slap upside the head when needed and the one that would become his caregiver, Betty Fishburn in Moore OK on June 22, 1963. They would have celebrated their 60th anniversary this weekend, surrounded by the insanely large family they insisted on creating. Which began with three little bundles of joy that were nothing but pure perfection. They never caused him an ounce of stress, never a missed night of sleep, no tears - joy I tell ya, pure joy:  Edwina, Charles & Susie.  (yes, this was written without his consent)
Over the years, many other family members would grow to call the Fishburn house - home. Namely, his bonus children Marriya, Jordan & Carl (aka Son). This man knew nothing about boundaries, limits or lines in the sand, once you were his, you were just simply one of his. Not saying that was always a good thing. When you were his, you took the good and the bad - you got the love of the man and the lectures and discipline of the father.
Jack grew up in Moore, OK where his name became very well known by all the local authorities during his high school years.  After graduating from Moore high school he worked at Star for years.  He and Betty moved their family to Orlando OK in the summer of 1978.  It's important to note, he moved them to a house with no plumbing, no cabinets, no stairs and lacking many other things - all purchased sight unseen - his own blood, sweat, and tears would make it home for many years.  Jack went to work @ Charles Machine Works, where he officially got the title Crazy Man Fishburn due to a few minor mishaps, which mostly occurred while working on the hill.  He also attributed his years at Ditch Witch to the rather, colorful jokes he learned and gladly shared. He also spent many long hours on tractors working for friends on their farms over the years.  If he wasn't at work, on a tractor, mowing a yard, or splitting firewood in the back yard, you could find him kicked back in the lazy boy watching some football through his closed eye lids and attempting to hear the score over his snoring. 
We couldn't even start to name the teenagers that passed through their home on their own journey of life - they thought Mom/Dad were helping them out but, reality was quite the opposite. Just to name a few:  Kyla, Kristie, Susie, Larry, Mike, Donald, Caitlin (aka Indian) you all held a special place in his heart.
His greatest treasures, his favorite people to torture, and his most loved people on the plant (second to Betty of course) were his 14 Grandchildren - RaeLene Golay & husband Dawayne, James Fishburn & wife Rachael, Joseph Fishburn and wife Caitlin, Cody McDaniel & wife Rocio, Joshua Fishburn, Mitchell Decker, Jacqy Fishburn, Kaylyn Ducharme & husband Colin, Thomas Decker, Cade McDaniel, Billie Sanders, Wyatt Knott & wife Kaitlyn, Josie Fishburn & Jacob Fishburn.  These are their official names, we have left the names he preferred to call them out of this one but, they know!
His payment for the years of constant teasing of the 14 grandchildren were his 17 Great Grandchildren - Chris, Layla, Conner, Savannah, Bailey, Micha, Cameron, Landon, Carson, Grayson, Andrew, Jaxon, Aubrey, Bentlee, Eastyn, Oaklynn, & Austin
And so many others that loved and adored him.
He was preceded in death by his Father Jack Fishburn, his mother Mavis Chastain, His sister Mary Fishburn and his brother George Fishburn, his mother in law Doris Bell, and two of his grandsons Michael Dickenson & Jeremiah Fishburn
Jack was genuine to a fault, he was a teddy bear (or a lion, depending on circumstances) and he sugar coated nothing. He was never one for much sentimental stuff, you know - men don't participate in that sort of thing. But, if he owes you a beer and if you can find him in heaven, he will gladly let you buy him another. As of June 13, 2023 @ 9:02 am, you can find him in heaven. He is healthy, he is walking, and to be honest, he is probably dancing to some old country music - and he's probably naked! 
Friends are welcome to stop by Brown-Dugger Funeral Home of Perry on Thursday June 15th and Friday June 16th from 10 am until 5 pm to sign his book.  Family will be present at the funeral home on Friday evening (6/16) from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. to receive guests.  Refreshments will be served.  
Funeral Services for Jack will be held at the Orlando Christian Church beginning at 3 p.m. Wyatt Knott will officiate.  Casket bearers will include James Fishburn, Joseph Fishburn, Mitchell Decker, Thomas Decker, Wyatt Knott and Cade McDaniel.  Honorary casket bearers are Josh Fishburn and Cody McDaniel.  Burial will follow at the Bocox Cemetery 7 miles outside of Orlando, OK.  

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Saturday, June 17, 2023

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Bocox Orlando Cemetery 7 miles out

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