Rev. Jimmy Schwyhart’s Obituary and Memorial Video

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Rev. Jimmy Schwyhart’s Obituary and Memorial Video

REVEREND JIMMY GENE SCHWYHART, a resident of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, was born January 20, 1956 in Oakland, California, a son of Joseph Leroy Schwyhart and Pansy Mae Nooner. He departed this life Sunday, August 26, 2012 in his home with family by his side in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, at the age of 56 years.

Reverend Jimmy was a Minister for Praise Assembly Deaf Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was Director of South Central Deaf Retreat for 17 years and President of National Deaf Culture Fellowship of the Assemblies of God.

On February 5, 1982, he was united in marriage with Janie Marie (Horton) who survives him of the home. He is also survived by one daughter, Janee` and husband Jeremy McCrate of Glenpool, Oklahoma; three sons, Jordan Schwyhart and wife Shelby of San Antonio, TX, Jared Schwyhart of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Devin Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Abigail Schwyhart, Jax McCrate and Owen Schwyhart; mother, Pansy Nooner; stepmother, Grace Shaver; four brothers, Joe Bill Schwyhart, John Schwyhart, Del Reed and Rick Reed; one sister, Pamela Lynn Menzies; many nieces and nephews; and lots of other family and friends. Jimmy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and Irene Schwyhart and Bee Hammon and his father, Joseph Leroy Schwyhart.

Beautiful Memorial Service with full voice and American Sign Language. You will be blessed as you watch. You will laugh and cry as you listen/watch the music, learn a lot about Pastor Jimmy’s life–many touching and humorous stories about Pastor Jimmy shared by his brother and three children. Encouraging message from Psalm 139.  You will be inspired as you watch the Memorial Video with many, many pictures that starts at 57:26 minutes and continues to 1:03.  The video, very fitting, is to the song “Thank you for giving to the Lord.”  Please continue to pray for Pastor Jimmy’s family and the church family.



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  • Joyce Mather says:

    It seems that more than our fair share of our warriors in deaf ministries are being fatally wounded. These dear ones have faithfully stood in their ‘gaps’ warning & winning souls, plus warring our enemy of life. Jimmy, a major warrior, has left us and I pray the Lord strengthen and empower those who attempt to fill that gap left open by his passing into His Heavenly reward.

    Just to let you know dear family and ministry of Jimmy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that we who are standing in our own gaps feel your loss, too. Perhaps not as strongly, but when we hear of a fallen warrior we weep being filled with mixed emotions – broken hearts for the loss; jealousy for Jimmy’s work on earth is over & he’s singing the praises of our Lord; and hope for the rest of us in that Jimmy made it through, so can we.

    As I prayerfully bow before the Lord, I submit these thoughts to you and praise God for you all who carry on the work of the Lord. I thank God for the life of Jimmy, who touched us all. I recall how he in 2009 anointed the four corners of Calvary Deaf Church property and prophesied that the Holy Spirit fire will fall all over that 2.35 acres. Yes – I Thank God Jimmy & Janie were there.

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