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Jameil Magallie "Jim" Farha

July 16, 1940 — August 25, 2023

Jameil Magallie "Jim" Farha

Born in Childress, Texas on July 16th, 1940 to Smye and Magallie Farha, Jameil M. Farha was the third son and fourth child in a proud Lebanese family. Raised with a strong sense of family, an unyielding dedication to ethics, a pride in his family heritage, and good old-fashioned manners, Jim carried those values through his whole life. After a fulfilling childhood filled with family, sports, music and friends, Jim matriculated to Texas Tech where he earned a Bachelor of Business degree. His term in the Army taught Jim discipline and a deep love for his country… also something he proudly proclaimed forever.After earning his degree, Jim entered the financial services business as a licensed security broker. He quickly found his talent in business that led him to multiple entrepreneurial enterprises later in life. He had successful stints running businesses for others before founding his first company in Dallas, Texas. For many years Jim owned and operated check cashing and personal loan stores throughout Texas and Oklahoma. He found willing and supporting partners in some ventures, partners who became lifelong friends whom he adopted as family. Jim moved to Oklahoma from Corpus Christi, Texas in 2005 to be closer to his family. He became a valuable and well regarded member of the business community. His business associates knew him as a skilled businessman with excellent ethics and a true love for those he served.Jim enjoyed a robust spiritual life with service and involvement in both St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church and Crossings Community Church. His volunteer service to help feed the homeless touched many.Jim was known as a joyful, energetic spirit, quick with a story as well as a helping hand. He laughed heartily with people he loved and who loved him. He enjoyed the camaraderie of a competitive golf game or a friendly game of cards. His quick smile emerged every time he sat down to set a beat with the drums or create a melody with his piano. Jim died knowing the love of a large and caring family for whom he was such an integral part. He had two loving sisters, Barbara Saied of Wichita, and Celia Hein of Oklahoma City, as well as two brothers, Fareed Farha of Norman, Oklahoma, and Dr. Emile Farha of Oklahoma City. His brothers in law, Fred Saied and Bill Hein considered him a brother, as well.Jim was cherished by his many adoring nieces and nephews.Family, friends, and colleagues will miss his wit, laughter, charm and spirit.
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Visitation with Family

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Smith & Kernke N. May Funeral Home

14624 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

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Funeral Service

Monday, August 28, 2023

St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church

15000 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

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