James Patrick “Pat” Core


James Patrick “Pat” Core, 87, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in Oologah. Pat was born on September 27, 1931 in Paris, AR to Horace and Hattie (Herring) Core. He served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War. Pat married Margie Spicer and together they raised three children. Though they lived in a few different places over the years, such as Tulsa and Scranton, AR, but they considered Vera their home. Pat retired as a Captain in the Bartlesville Fire Department, was a cattle rancher, and was a member of the Collinsville Masonic Lodge. Pat had a great love for his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a loving husband, a good friend to many, and a caring soul. Pat will be greatly missed.

Pat is survived by his wife, Margie Core; his children, James Alan “Jimmy” Core of Tulsa, Lyndell Douglas Core and wife Margaret of Arlington, VA, and Karen Robinson of Bartlesville; his grandchildren, Nicole Sparks and husband Adam, James P. Core, and Joseph R. Core; great grandchildren, Zoey M. Sparks and Zander A.J. Sparks; numerous brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, family and friends. His parents, Horace and Hattie Core, preceded Pat in death.

Visitation for Pat will be from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 3, 2019, with family receiving guests from 6pm – 7pm, at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jesse Moore officiating. Graveside services will be held 12:00 p.m., Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Caulksville Cemetery in Caulksville, AR.

Services are under the direction of Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home,

(918) 371-2111, collinsvillefh.com.

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