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James 'Rusty' Dallas Jr.

Funeral for the Rev. James "Rusty" Dallas Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 902 W. Lee, Lawton.

Burial will be at Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, under direction of Brown-Thomas Funeral Home, Chickasha.

James died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017.

He was born Feb. 14, 1955, in Birmingham, Ala. to James Dallas and Pauline Hall. He was preceded in death by his parents; and stepdaughter, Meshelle Doddles.

"Rusty" attended Birmingham Public Schools and St. Francis Catholic School. He served in the United States Army from 1973 to 1975, and received an honorable discharge. His military tour of duty brought him to Fort Sill, and he settled into the Lawton community after discharge.

He worked for Ocen Construction Company, and for Marie Detty Head Start Program, Lawton, prior to his military retirement disability. He received Christ in his life at an early age. The Rev. Dallas joined Mount Calvary Baptist Church, and became assistant pastor from 1982 to 1993.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7, 2017, at the church.

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