LJ Self was born December 22, 1927, in Boonevillle, Arkansas to Lee Self and Alta Fiddler Self.
LJ married Sue. They had children: Sharon Lowery of Grove, Diana Mayes of Claremore, and Ronnie Self.
On May 23, 1969, LJ married Carrie Barbee Gillick, in Stigler, Oklahoma. They raised three children: Jeanie Montgomery, LaVinda Bolton, and Darren Gillick.
LJ continued to live in the home next door to his business until April 13, 2021. He was 93 years, 3 months, and 22 days when he passed at home being surround by his loving family and loved ones.
LJ will be dearly missed by his siblings: Bob Self and wife Jeanie of Whitefield, Ken Self and wife Sue of Catoosa, and Harold and wife Connie of Catoosa; children: Sharon Lowery of Grove, Diana Mayes of Claremore, LaVinda Bolton and husband Ray, and Darren Gillick; son-in-law: Jerry Montgomery. He was "Poppy" to grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and many others.
LJ is preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Clifford, Bud, Gene, Jim and Ola Fern; his son: Ronnie Self; his loving wife: Carrie Self; and his daughter: Jeanie Montgomery.
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