Jim Dupré passed away peacefully on May 9th, 2021, surrounded by family, prayers, and the love of his life, Judy - his wife of twenty years at his side, following a brief illness. He was born December 30, 1949, in Duncan, OK to the late Norris and Billye Dupré of Houma, LA.During Jim's adolescent years, Jim was raised in Venezuela, where his father Norris worked for Shell Oil and Exxon Petroleum. Jim was fluent in the Spanish language and very fond of his Venezuela days and always had a story to tell about his great respect for the Venezuelan culture.As a young man, Jim returned to live in Oklahoma, where he attended Oklahoma Military Academy, graduating in 1968. Jim respected his time at OMA and was very fond of the many friends he made there. In 1970, Jim was drafted into the United States Army, was trained as a court reporter, and was eventually deployed to Vietnam in 1971, where he served his country proudly. He would often share stories of his days in Vietnam with his friends, and family.Upon his return to Oklahoma from Vietnam, Jim attended Oklahoma Baptist University, receiving a Degree in Education. He then attended Oklahoma City University Law School, completing his Juris Doctorate in 1983. For over twenty years, Jim worked as an attorney for the Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office (CLO). He loved to tell stories about going after the powerful and others to keep them honest.Jim loved family and friends and was always ready and willing to tell a story. His family appreciated his vast knowledge of many subjects.Jim is survived by his wife of 20 years, Judy (Howell) Dupré; sons, Norris Dupré (Kathleen) of Edmond, OK and Mason (Pam) of Corning, NY; his sister Judy Dupré (Kansas City, MO), brother Renee Dupré (Fort Lauderdale, FL); and, Step-daughters, Heather Coyle (Billy) Oklahoma City, OK, and Maria Troxclair (Jeff), Chicago, IL. Jim loved his grandchildren and they will truly miss their "Papa Jim." Grandson Jack, Granddaughters Lilly and Lilah Coyle, Bella Troxclair, and Mary, Ruby, and Nora DupréA celebration of life will be held Saturday May 15, 2021, 11:00 am at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home 14624 N. May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK.