James Michael Fine

James Michael Fine


James Michael Fine, 76, of Sallisaw, OK, passed away on August 22, 2022.

He was born on May 16, 1946, to Loretta Fine (Tabor) and Joel Fine, at his paternal grandparents’ home in Akins, OK, which was on land that was deeded by the Cherokee Land Allotment.

Mike lived in many different places in the U.S and Europe as an Air Force kid. He returned to Sallisaw as a freshman in High School and was active in sports as a Sallisaw Black Diamond. He was able to wear the number 20, following the tradition of his older brother. His younger brother, children, and grandchildren have worn that number often, much to his delight. As an adult, Mike loved to watch his children and grandchildren play many different sports. He was known to give a lot of advice along the way. Most of his life he worked as a lathe operator in the automotive manufacturing industry. He and his wife, Gail, were married 57 years. Mike was a baptized believer of Jesus Christ. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joel Fine and Loretta Fine, and his brothers, Mark Fine and Douglas Fine.

Survivors include his wife, Gail Fine; children, Lori R. Smith, Brent M. Fine, Derek R. Fine; sister, Deborah Sloat; grandchildren, Sheldon Smith, Bailey Smith, Gracee Fine, Parker Fine, Taden Fine, Phoenix Fine, Luna Fine, and Freyja Fine.

A private Celebration of life will take place for the family only on Friday, August 26, 2022.

Arrangements are under the direction of Forever Memories Funeral Services

463505 Hwy 101, Sallisaw, OK 74955



10 Responses

  1. Gail, Brent, Lori & Derek & family – My thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of Mike. May the Lord bless you and give you strength in the days that lie ahead. Your family is very special to my family and we love you guys so much!!!

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I was there to hug your necks. Love you guys so much.
    Lee Ann Hagins
    Jay, Micah, and Jessica

  3. Gail & family,
    So sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this difficult time. Hugs & prayers. ❤ 🙏

  4. We worked with this guy many years along with his father in law. Prayers for peace during this time. He was a great guy and an awesome co-worker

  5. Gail and family,
    I’m sorry to hear of your loss. God’s comfort, peace, and strength for you and your family during this time of grief 🙏🏼.

  6. Gail, Lori, Brent, Derek and families, I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s loving presence and precious memories give you comfort and peace.

  7. Dear Family and Friends,
    I am saddened to hear of Mike’s passing.
    I am thankful he will be rejoicing with Loretta and Mark.
    Mike was Mark’s hero.
    I send many prayers of comfort and support as you continue in the days and months ahead.
    Love and Blessings,
    Patti King

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