Jimmy Jay Hahn passed away on February 6, 2021, surrounded by his family in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born on June 18, 1947, in Midland, Texas, to J.B. and Jennie Marjorie Hahn.
Jimmy grew up in southwest Oklahoma City. He graduated from Oklahoma Military Academy High School in Claremore, Oklahoma in 1965. Jimmy continued his education at Oklahoma Military Academy where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and received an Associate of Arts Degree. Jimmy then attended Central State College in Edmond, Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration. In 1970, Jimmy entered the United States Army as a second Lieutenant and completed his training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He served in the Army Reserves for 14 years and achieved the rank of Captain.
Jimmy married Dianne Petty on August 23, 1969 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After military training, they settled in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They were happily married for 51 years.
Jimmy was self-employed for over 20 years as a residential and commercial building contractor, developer and licensed real estate broker. He was a lifetime member of the board of directors and past president of Southwest Home Builders Association, served on the Boards of Directors for the Central Oklahoma Builders Association, Oklahoma State Builders Association, Central Oklahoma Home Owners Warranty Corporation, and South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.
In 1991, Jimmy started a new career as an environmental specialist for the Oklahoma City-County Health Department until his retirement in 2011.
Jimmy was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved traveling and exploring the outdoors. He was a talented artist who could capture the wildlife he encountered on his adventures. Jimmy was an active member of Hillcrest Presbyterian Church and was commissioned to build a new fellowship hall for the church.
Jimmy is survived by his wife, Dianne Petty Hahn; daughter, Kristin Elizabeth Hahn and her husband, Christopher R. Carroll; granddaughter, Jane Eleanor Carroll; sister, Cynthia Ann Westermier; sister, Connie Dianne Flatten and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Marjorie Hahn and his only son, Justin Bradley Hahn.
Funeral services will be Friday, February 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel.
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