Cover photo for James "Jim" Farrell's Obituary
James "Jim" Farrell Profile Photo

James "Jim" Farrell

October 19, 1962 — May 17, 2023

James "Jim" Farrell

October 19, 1962 – May 17, 2023 PLANO, TX Jim suddenly died of a heart attack in Alexandria, Louisiana on a business trip doing what he did best, men's attire.He was the first son born in Newark, Ohio on October 19, 1962 to Joseph Patterson Farrell and Catherine Benamatti Farrell. Jim was a proud Irish Italian. With his father's career in the oil business, the family landed in his father's home state of Oklahoma in the early 70s. Jim attended Christ the King Catholic School and graduated from Bishop McGuiness. He went on to attend his beloved Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes) and was a proud Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Both his sons followed in his footsteps at OSU and carried on the SAE tradition. On New Year's Eve 1990, Jim married the love of his life, Kristine Tomasevic at Christ the King in Oklahoma City. They resided in Costa Mesa, California until moving to Plano, Texas in 1995. Jim had a lucrative career in men's clothing, working for Nordstrom for nearly 20-years, dressing celebrities and having the best eye for an Italian silk tie. He ended his career working for Johnnie-O. He loved golfing with his sons at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Oklahoma, traveling, live music (he saw James Taylor 45 times), and all sports (he and his sons especially loved watching the Dallas Stars). Most importantly, Jim Farrell never met a stranger and was loved by all. He should have been a comedian and is probably telling wisecracks up in heaven with his Dad over a few drinks.Jim is preceded in death by his father, Joe Farrell and his sister, Patricia Farrell Wadley. He is survived by his mother, Catherine Farrell of Oklahoma City, his wife, Kristine Farrell of Plano, TX, his sons, Alexander Farrell of Dallas, TX and his girlfriend, Sarah Cafazza, Duncan Farrell of Plano, TX, his sister, Mary Jo Farrell of Oklahoma City, his brother JB Farrell of Plano, TX, his niece Jessica Knutson (Clayton) of Hurst, TX, his nephew Lucas Farrell of Plano, TX and his Great Nephews, Mastersen and Finnegan Knutson of Hurst, TX, sister and brother in law John and Stefanie Bowers of Oklahoma City, nephews, Landon Reisenberg and Blake Bowers of Oklahoma City.Visitation will be held on Monday, May 22, 2023 at Smith and Kernke N. May. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 11 am at Christ the King Catholic Church.
To order memorial trees in memory of James "Jim" Farrell, please visit our tree store.

Past Services

Visitation Family Present from 2pm-4pm

Monday, May 22, 2023

Smith & Kernke N. May Funeral Home

14624 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Christ the King Catholic Church

1401 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 63

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree

Send a Card

Send a Card