Jo Everett Stidham, age 63, passed away on October 17, 2019, in Ardmore, Okla. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, October 21, 2019, at Lone Cedar Cemetery with Pastor Buck Buchanan officiating.
Jo was born in Ardmore, Okla., on April 16, 1956, to Floyd Stidham and Marie (Greener) Stidham. He attended Dickson Schools. Jo then went to work in 1975 for The City of Ardmore in the Street Department where he retired in 1999. He married Anita Richardson on December 3, 1977, in Madill, Okla. The couple settled in Ardmore, where they raised their daughter, Sarah Jo. Jo went on to own and operate J and S gravel and backhoe services and retired in 2007.
He was an avid outdoor sportsman. He was a passionate hunter who could not wait for hunting season. He also loved to go fishing and camping.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Carolyn Gill, Brenda Bridgman, Jack Stidham, and Johnny Skinner.
Jo is survived by his wife, Anita Stidham, daughter, Sarah Jo Goodson and husband, Tim, granddaughter, Sarah Jo Goodson, and brother, Ronnie Stidham, and wife, Dena. A host of nieces and nephews.
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