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Jimmy Wayne Zeka

August 21, 2014

Jimmy Wayne Zeka "Zeke" passed from this life on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in Pickens. He was born July 9, 1935 to James Joseph & Ora Ellen (Lake) Zeka in Watonga. He married Merle Middour on December 31, 2001, in Norman. Zeke loved hunting and fishing, especially deep sea fishing. He loved racing boats, building and driving dune buggies. He was a great mechanic, he could fix anything with a tin can and duct tape. He also cooked the best brisket and beans you ever ate, and the best chili if your tongue could stand the fire. He retired from Transcom and later owned Petrofab, which manufactured pressure vessels for the oilfield. He was preceded in death by parents, James and Ora Zeka; and brother, Steven Lane Zeka. Zeke is survived by his wife, Merle of the home; daughter, Marcella Halphen of Norman; daughter, Cheryl Norris and husband Gary of McKinney, TX; daughter, Cindy Ayers, of Guthrie; daughter, Milisa Zeka and husband Saaxton of Tuttle; stepdaughter Paula Hannapel, of Oklahoma City; step-daughter Caroline Kennedy and husband Bill of Harrah; step-daughter Lynn Bailey of Broken Arrow; step-son Danny Fisher and wife Teri of North Miami Beach, FL; grandchildren: Amber Sneller, Christopher Kennedy, Chris Norris, Sandra Fredricks, Stephanie Tucker, Daniel Fisher, Laura Ayers, Paul Michael Farris, Aubrey Zeka, and Taylor Fisher; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Glen Zeka of Everett, WA; sister, Carol Martin of Faye; sister, Joann Gravitt of OKC; as well as numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Visitation was held Tuesday, August 19, 2014, from 4-8pm at Clebit Baptist Church in Pickens. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 2pm at Clebit Baptist Church with Harry Stockton officiating. Interment will be held at the IOOF Cemetery in Watonga. Pallbearers included: John Zeka, Joe Zeka, Robert Zeka, Danny Fisher, Bobby Axton, and Bill Hardin. Relatives and friends are invited to sign the guestbook or send private condolences online at


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